Friday, April 24, 2009

Study Says Topical Ellagic Acid Saves Skin


Using a topical application of the antioxidant ellagic acid, researchers at Hallym University in the Republic of Korea markedly prevented collagen destruction and inflammatory response – major causes of wrinkles -- in both human skin cells and the sensitive skin of hairless mice following continuing exposure to UV-B, the sun's skin-damaging ultraviolet radioactive rays.

The study only talks about topical application, though we know that what we eat has a profound effect on the health and beauty of the skin. Food sources of ellagic acid include raspberries, cranberries, strawberries, walnuts, pecans, and pomegranates. With summer around the corner and a bounty of fresh fruits coming into the farmer's markets, now is a great time to discover what ellagic acid foods can do to improve your skin.

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