Updated January 07, 2019 02:00:16The aloe fruit, commonly known as aloe, has been touted as a powerful natural anti-aging and skin care ingredient, as well as an antioxidant and a powerful skin protection.
But, the ingredient has been plagued by a growing number of health problems.
Now, researchers at the University of Florida have found that the chemical used to make aloe is actually an inhibitor of a protein found in skin cells that helps regulate the body’s metabolism.
According to the study published in the journal Dermatology, the chemical, dimethyl-1-methylpiperidine (DMPP), was found in hair cells of skin and in the cells of hair follicles.
This is a discovery that could lead to further studies on its potential use in the treatment of diseases like psoriasis and acne.
“Aloe is known for its antioxidant and skin protection properties, but this is the first time we have discovered a direct inhibition of DMPP in hair and hair follicle cells,” said lead researcher, Dr. Dario Mazzotta.
“In other words, aloe extract is able to inhibit the production of the enzyme responsible for DMPPP, thereby decreasing the body waste produced during the process of hair and scalp hair regeneration,” Mazzoto added.
“We also found that, unlike other hair-derived compounds, aloes extract has been found to inhibit a protein called Caspase-1 in the hair follicular membrane.
This protein is a crucial step in hair regeneration and also helps regulate hair cell growth and proliferation.”
The results of this study will help us to better understand how the aloe extracts are able to affect the formation of hair on the scalp,” he added.
The study found that aloe has been shown to inhibit hair cell proliferation and increase hair cell turnover in mice, which led to a reduction of hair thickness.
However, the researchers also found a reduction in hair thickness after aloe was taken out of the body and stored in the skin.”
When the aloes extracts were stored in a solution containing the protein, it led to an increase in hair cell volume and decreased hair cell loss,” said Mazzota.”
So, our results suggest that the alose extracts could potentially reduce hair loss through their anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory effects.
“The research was conducted in mice.
Researchers then investigated the effects of aloes on the skin of mice, and found that it was able to improve the skin health of mice by decreasing inflammation and improving the skin barrier.”
Our findings suggest that aloes may be able to help to reduce inflammation in the human skin through the use of topical aloe,” said Dr. Mazzola.”
It also may help prevent skin irritation, especially when applied to the face.
This could also help reduce acne.
The research will also help us understand how aloe could help improve the health of the skin and scalp by reducing skin breakouts.
“The researchers hope to work on further studies to find out if aloe may also have health benefits in humans.
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