Description

The skin care focus is towards the use of low molecular weight carbohydrates (especially mannans) to: Promote a healthy skin microflora; Help remove infections (e.g. acne); Prevent pathogen adhesion; Promote healing; Reduce scarring; Create a healthy appearance; Make the skin appear healthier.

The biological activity of these carbohydrates is not, perhaps, surprising in view of the biological role of carbohydrates within the body, such as cell recognition (e.g. the ABO blood typing system) and cellular binding receptors (which pathogens utilise detrimentally for host infection).

 

Resource 1 - Improved Prebiotic

Resource 2 - Effect of konjac glucomannan hydrolysates and probiotics on the growth of the skin bacterium Propionibacterium acnes in vitro

Resource 3 - The use of konjac glucomannan hydrolysates (GMH) to improve the health of the skin and reduce acne vulgaris

Resource 4 - Impact of prebiotics and probiotics on skin health

Resource 5 - Inhibition of the adhesion of Escherichia coli to human epithelial cells by carbohydrates

Resource 6 - Effect of depolymerised konjac glucomannan on wound healing

Resource 7 - Beneficial health characteristics of native and hydrolysed konjac (Amorphophallus konjac) glucomannan

 

What's new?

New partnerships under development.