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Ageing and health maintenance

Factors affecting our health with age Ageing is a normal complex phenomenon and is to be distinguished from ill health. Among the many definitions of ageing from a biological point of view, one can find “Changes in our body that, over time, reduce our capacity to repair and adapt to our environment, decrease our physiological […]

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What is oxidative stress?

Oxidation, how does it work? Oxidation is a chemical reaction that takes place in the presence of oxygen. You can see it when you cut an apple: once cut, the apple tends to turn brown because one of its enzymes reacts with oxygen and transforms a molecule (called phenol) into another molecule (called quinone) which […]

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Cocoa, our health ally

Raw cocoa, and to some extent good quality dark chocolate, has many health properties. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties Flavonoids in cocoa are powerful antioxidants. They limit oxidative stress that damages tissues by reducing free radicals (ROS) and activating antioxidant enzymes. Its polyphenols are anti-inflammatory: they inhibit inflammatory enzymes (COX-2 type) and decrease the production of […]

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Lysin essential amino acid

Lysine and threonine: essential amino acids important for the connective tissue

Lysine Lysine is an essential amino acid, which means that our body cannot make it and therefore we must obtain it through our nutrition. Lysine increases the absorption of calcium in the intestines and limits its evacuation through the urine, which helps maintain healthy bones. Lysine also promotes healthy blood vessels and smooth muscles and […]

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Pomegranate

Pomegranate extract rich in ellagic acid, an ally for your skin!

Ellagic acid is a polyphenol found in certain fruits and vegetables, mainly berries, pomegranate and some oilseeds. It is known for its antioxidant properties: it helps eliminate toxins and protects against free radicals. Basically, plants produce this compound as a defense mechanism against infections and parasites. Ellagic acid is a good photo-protector for the skin: […]

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MSM organic sulfur

What is MSM ?

MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is a natural organo-sulphur compound found in certain fruits, vegetables and grains. Nutrients close to MSM can be converted to MSM by intestinal bacteria, but not everyone has these bacteria.1 Taking a dietary supplement containing MSM directly may therefore be the best, safe and well-tolerated option. What are the properties of MSM? Due […]

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Hyaluronic acid ExtraCellHyalo

The benefits of taking oral hyaluronic acid

What is hyaluronic acid? Hyaluronic acid is one of the main components of the extracellular matrix. It binds with chondroitin and keratan sulphate, and forms crosslinks with collagen fibres. It is a glycosaminoglycan made in the synoviocytes, fibroblasts and chondrocytes, and plays an important role in the biomechanical properties of connective tissue. It has excellent […]

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Glucosamine Chondroitin

Glucosamine and chondroitin: partners of the extracellular matrix

What are glucosamine and chondroitin? Glucosamine is a monosaccharide that occurs naturally in our bodies. It is the precursor to a number of glycosaminoglycans such as hyaluronic acid, chondroitin and keratan sulphate, which in turn make up some important components of the extracellular matrix called aggrecans. Glucosamine can be found in certain foods, but we […]

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Collagen tripe helix ExtraCell

Collagen is essential … but why?

What is collagen? Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and plays a structural role. It is mainly found in connective tissues (skin, bone, cartilage, muscles, vessel walls …). There are 28 types of collagen in our body. All are composed of 3 α chains that form a helix, but each type […]

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Collagen benefits ExtraCell

9 health benefits of collagen

Whether it is to support joints or the skin, oral intake of collagen peptides is good for the body. You, too, can benefit from the numerous properties of collagen ! What are the different types of collagen? Collagen is the most dominant protein in the human body and in mammals. It forms fibers in the […]

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