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Energizing the skin with phytoglycogen

Mibelle Biochemistry describes a new plant-based glycogen, isolated from a special non-GMO sweetcorn, which is chemically identical to glycogen stored in animal cells. In vitro, the phytoglycogen was able to stimulate ATP production and cell metabolism, resulting in increased hyaluronic acid and collagen production

ABSTRACT

Skin cells are continuously exposed to environmental stresses, which makes them greatly reliant on large amounts of energy to combat cellular – and consequently skin – damage. As we age, cellular energy levels decline and the deficiencies in skin energy can result in premature skin ageing. By providing glycogen, the cells are given energy to use whenever it is needed and wherever it is needed, resulting in many beneficial effects for the skin. However, glycogen is usually isolated from animal sources. In this article a new plant-based glycogen is described, isolated from a special non-GMO sweetcorn, which is chemically identical to glycogen stored in animal cells. In vitro, the phytoglycogen was able to stimulate ATP production and cell metabolism, resulting in increased hyaluronic acid and collagen production. Clinically the topical application of the phytoglycogen provided fast and longlasting hydration effects, led to antiageing benefits and boosted the effects of hyaluronic acid. In summary, the safe and natural phytoglycogen is a multi-purpose cosmetic active, yielding excellent benefits for the skin.

Living organisms require energy to perform the tasks of everyday life. At the cellular level, the energy is used for overall cell maintenance, protection, and the production of molecules that are essential for cell and organ function. 

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Royal College of Physicians, London
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