From the fountain of youth to today’s cosmetic industry, people across the globe continue to seek a product that will slow the aging process. (1)
A new study from Concordia University and Quebec biotech company, Idunn Technologies, believes that they may have uncovered plant extracts that contain six of the most profound groups of anti-aging molecules. (1)
The plant-based diet has been found to reverse illness, prevent heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer. These same plants have been found to promote clear, glowing skin. It should come as no surprise that plant extracts would be a vital part of anti-aging. (2)
For the study, the team of researchers conducted more than 10,000 trials that assessed the affects of plant extracts on the lifespan of yeast. The researchers chose yeast because the cellular aging process is similar in yeast and humans. (1)
Willow bark extract found to be the most potent plant extract at promoting cellular longevity!
One extract that they found to be the most potent in promoting longevity was willow bark extract. Willow bark was commonly used for pain relieve and fever during the time of Hippocrates. The study found that it increase the chronological lifespan of yeast by 475 percent when compared with rapamycin and 369 percent with compared with metformin. These two pharmaceutical medications are the two best drugs on the market that provide cellular anti-aging effects. (1)
Willow bark extract more potent than pharmaceuticals that provide same effects!
Willow bark extract has been used in cosmetics and personal care products for years. Its astringent, anti-inflammatory, soothing and conditioning properties make it appealing for companies seeking natural ingredients to improve their products. Willow bark extract contains salicylic acid, which is a natural exfoliant that is used to hep shed dead skin cells and clear pores. Willow bark extract is also beneficial for those who struggle with acne due the naturally occurring salicylic acid.(3)
Willow bark extract also promotes clear, youthful skin!
If you are seeking a natural method of youth and longevity consider seeking products that contain willow bark extract. Its also important to consider what you eat, a plant-based diet may help you youth from the inside out! (3)
Posted Friday, March 18, 2016 at 11:35am EDT – Lynn is a licensed therapist who enjoys cooking, creativity and enjoys helping other’s learn how to care for their minds and bodies through healthy eating. Lynn has wrote for The Raw Food World News and is currently in the process of building her own website focused on managing mental health through nutrition and wellness.