L Shecterle, J St. Cyr
L Shecterle, J St. Cyr. Nutraceuticals aid dermal fibroblasts. The Internet Journal of Nutrition and Wellness. 2009 Volume 9 Number 2.
Dermal integrity and function rely on a regenerative supply of mature fibroblasts with proper surveillance in removing aging cells to maintain equilibrium. A recently published article in Journal of Medicinal Food by Borawska et al investigated the potential benefits of certain nutraceuticals on cellular viability
Nutraceuticals, coined by Dr. Stephen DeFelice, is referred to as “a food (or part of a food) that provides medical or health benefits, including in the prevention and/or treatment of a disease.”3 As such, consumers consider nutraceuticals important compounds due these general health benefits. The findings by Borawska et al and Borel et al further substantiate the credibility of nutraceuticals at the cellular level, measured in viability and functionality of fibroblasts, both essential for the maintenance of dermal integrity and function.