Throughout human history men and women have sought after the mythical Fountain of Youth. This is a supposed source of water that, when bathed in or consumed, makes one immortal. The stories that follow the mythology tend to end with tragedy and, to date, the fountain has not been found. However, the anti-aging properties of the swiss green apple come awfully close. Its compounds are available to you to use in the simple application of SABRINA Collagen RX Plus, a skin cream that reverses signs of aging and slows the process down, giving you the lasting youthfulness you desire.
Searching for Youth
Thousands of years ago stories appeared talking about people who lived well past 100 years in the area that we now know as Ethiopia. Alexander the Great, legend says, died searching for a river that held waters that would erase age and make one immortal. Stories tell that Ponce De Leon, who landed on Florida’s coast, at the behest of the King of Spain was in search of such magical waters. Perhaps National Geographic had it right when they pointed out that the lament of aging and death that wise men have given over the years was perhaps best solved with 21st century research:
During his twilight years, American author Mark Twain noted that “life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of 80 and gradually approach 18.” Twain’s quip was only one of many complaints about aging that have been recorded for as long as humans have dreaded the downside of a long life. The ancient Greek poet Homer called old age “loathsome,” and William Shakespeare termed it “hideous winter.” Oscar Wilde’s character
Dorian Gray even preserved his youth by aging only in a painting, to hideous effect. So it’s not hard to understand why there have always been hopes and rumors that something soon to be discovered—magic waters, say, or maybe stem cell research—will do away with old age.
Stem Cell Research
Stem cell research has taken an interesting set of twists and turns due to a combination of advancements in science and the moral and ethical compasses by which society lives. On the one hand, stem cells are now known for their ability to regenerate human tissue and can be pointed in any direction. Billions of dollars are spent a year, by billions of people, on cosmetic procedures and products to make them look and feel younger and more beautiful. Much of this comes from sources that may or may not be considered ethical, sustainable, or humane. And stem cell therapy is a burgeoning part of medical science.
On the other hand, the government agencies of the world have drawn lines on stem cell research and stem cell use, banning them from being used in cosmetics or skin care products, although the exact laws vary country by country. (Source). While there are some cosmetic products that have derivatives of human and animal stem cells, skin care science has moved in the direction of finding ways to adapt the unique rejuvenating functions that plants and their stem cells have for use in the human body.
Plant Stem Cells in Skin Care
Much of the work being done on plant stem cells relates specifically to skin care. As noted in a leading european cosmetics publication, Cosmetics-Design Europe, “Stem cell technology has been proffered as one of the key elements to reaching the next level in skin care efficacy, but the excitement around the advances is also mired in confusion and misinformation.” (Source).
Green Apple Stem Cells and Anti-Aging
By 2009, the swiss green apple and its stem cells had caught the attention of the beauty and cosmetics industry, the attention of those seeking to extend human lifespans, and the media. In 2008, a full 10 years ago- which is an entire generation of scientific advancements ago- Life Extension Magazine wrote:
Scientists have found that a novel extract derived from the stem cells of a rare apple tree cultivated for its extraordinary longevity shows tremendous ability to rejuvenate aging skin. By stimulating aging skin stem cells, this plant extract has been shown to lessen the appearance of unsightly wrinkles. Clinical trials show that this unique formulation increases the longevity of skin cells, resulting in skin that has a more youthful and radiant appearance.
In 2009 Forbes Magazine followed up on this in reference to swiss green apples: Stem cells are the future, stem cells can turn into younger cells for any type or organ, including creating fresh new skin. (Source).
Fast forward to 2014, and the technology that was tested in 2008 had taken full hold of the cosmetics industry, as noted in Women’s Health and Wellness. The stem cells of this particular little green apple species that is native to Switzerland, seem to truly be the closest thing we have found, to date, to the fountain of youth.