Polyphenol Ribetril A Has Significant Skin Health Effect, Trial Shows


20 Apr 2016 --- A large human clinical trial from France has shown that the polyphenol Ribetril A, found in selected varieties of red- and black- currants (Ribes rubrum, Ribes nigrum), offers significant benefits for younger looking skin.

Emerging scientific documentation indicates that Ribetril A, a highly bioactive polyphenol-alkaloid, acts on key enzymes and has various physiological targets including the mitochondria. More specifically, Ribetril A has been documented to stimulate both the mitochondrial number and function in muscle cells.

Mitochondria are the small energy factories inside all cells providing energy on demand. They are most abundant in brain and muscles, and are crucial in athletic performance, mental ability and healthy aging. 


In the clinical study performed in France, 50 healthy subjects (age 40-65) consumed orally 30ml nutritional beverage with Ribetril A daily.


Objective measurement methods proved a significant anti-wrinkle and smoothing effect already after 6 weeks with a sustained effect after 12 weeks – which is a uniquely fast acting effect for an oral product. 


Additionally, significantly increased microcirculation in the skin and a significant moisturizing effect was measured. The increased microcirculation may add more life and glow to the skin, and strongly supports the finding of an anti-wrinkle effect since regeneration of the skin is dependent on a good blood circulation.


After 6 weeks, 66% found an improvement of hair and 60% of nails, and more than 85% were convinced about the anti-aging effect of the product.
Healthy skin from Inside and Outside

Ribetril A can only be found in selected red- and black-currants (Ribes rubrum, Ribes nigrum). The berries were screened, sources and produced into a liquid by the Danish company Asiros that also holds the patent on the compound and products with increased levels of Ribetril A. The patented liquid is standardized regarding the high level of total polyphenols including the Ribetril A. 


Asiros has developed a dual acting Berry Beauty Boost concept that works on the skin from the outside as well as from the inside. The concept includes the liquid berry product combined with a topical cream formulated with powder from the same berries. 


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