The components on this Powder Mix are a combination of mineral salts designed to act as a vehicle or base carrier to assist herbal extracts/nutrients reach the outer layers of the skin. As electrolytes these minerals contribute as well to nurture the skin and support the nutrients exchange role that the skin normally has.
The Herbal Extracts is a blend of herbal ingredients and a homeopathic complex designed to work synergistically while they nurture, tone, and soothe the skin. The Herb Extracts module is produced by means of a proprietary extraction procedure that ensures a standard concentration of the plant components needed for the Body Wrap. This blend should be added to the warm solution already prepared with the Body Wrap Powder Mix.
The following are the active ingredients in the Herbal Body Wrap Powder Mix as well as the active ingredients in the Herbal Body Wrap Extracts formula:
Magnesium sulfate - This is the base ingredient in this formula, it has been safely used for cosmetic and muscle tension relief for centuries, it's also known as Epsom Salt often used as a soaking solution to relieve minor sprains, bruises, muscle aches or discomfort, joint stiffness or soreness, and to induce relaxation in the shoulders, back muscles and extremities.
MSM - MSM is methylsulfonylmethane. According to research the application of MSM alone can increase swelling but when combined with other agents is efficacious in the temporary relief for lower extremity pitting edema, through reduction in oxidative stress.
Caffeine - Studies suggest that topical caffeine assists the normal skin cells death and renewal cycle while protecting it against solar radiation and showing some localized reduction of fat mass. Caffeine helps to get rid of cellulite or at least the appearance of it and also has a gentle exfoliator effect.
Niacinamide - Application of Nicotinic acid or niacinamide improves the surface structure of ageing skin, smoothes out wrinkles and inhibits growth of abnormal cells. It is possible to demonstrate niacinamide anti-inflammatory effects in acne, rosacea and irritation.
Lipase - This is an enzyme that breaks down fats and allows their transport and processing in body fluids mostly during digestion. Topical use of lipase has not been associated with systemic effects and simply takes advantage of the breaking down fat films and deposits that could be blocking the exchange of nutrients and free flow in certain areas of the skin.
Trace Micro-Minerals / Ionic Trace Mineral Complex - Trace minerals in general help cells absorb nutrients at different levels by promoting osmosis in the body to balance water pressure and facilitate exchange of nutrients and cell byproducts.
Colloidal Gold - Colloidal gold has anti-inflammatory properties and helps alleviate pain and swelling from arthritis, bursitis, rheumatism, tendonitis, and burns. Gold is a catalyst for endorphin-like hormones as well as the mitochondrial antioxidant enzyme superoxide-dismutase (SOD). Lately, nano-particle gold has even demonstrated anti-tumor/cancer activity.
Aurum metallicum - This is an homeopathic complex that has many applications but is used in this formula because of reports that it assists in the relief of joints and bone pains.
Wari / Wirakiya Oil - This is a proprietary essential fatty acids all of vegetal origin and with high content of omegas. It reduces inflammation, relieve muscle and joint pain, moisturize the skin, and treat skin conditions. It also contains antioxidants and vitamins, such as vitamins E and A.
Proprietary Herbal Blend Extracts - These herbs are well known for their cosmetic applications due to their high levels of antioxidant agents and their skin soothing properties. They are Curcuma longa, Garcinia cambogia, Momordica charantia, Echinacea purpurea, Matricaria chamomilla, Silybum marianum, Camelia sinensis, Coleus forskohlii.
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Mittal A1, Piyathilake C, Hara Y, Katiyar SK. Exceptionally high protection of photocarcinogenesis by topical application of (--)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate in hydrophilic cream in SKH-1 hairless mouse model: relationship to inhibition of UVB-induced global DNA hypomethylation. US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health. Neoplasia. 2003 Nov-Dec; 5(6):555-65.
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Tripathi R1, Gupta S, Rai S, Mittal PC. Effect of topical application of methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), EDTA on pitting edema and oxidative stress in a double blind, placebo-controlled study. US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health. Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand). 2011 Feb 12;57(1):62-9.
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