Acne and premature hair loss (alopecia) are considered common unpleasant and unfair skin–related disorders which might occur throughout each individual’s life. Whether occurring either over limited time periods or throughout the entire lifespan, acne and alopecia cause significant psychological and social conditioning in the affected subjects.
ACTRISAVETM is a blend of Oryza sativa (L.) and Opuntia ficus indica (L.) extracts which acts from inside against acne and alopecia skin disorders. Cactus flowers are traditionally used in folk medicine as a source of active flavonoids and black rice is recognized for its strong antioxidant compounds.
The prickly pear cactus Opuntia ficus indica (L.) is a tropical and subtropical plant grown in arid climates, such as the Mediterranean and Central America regions. In modern nutrition, Opuntia ficus-indica edibility is limited to the fruit and we have lost the traditional habits and knowledge of the use of this plant. In fact, cladodes have nutritional properties and they have been eaten for years as fresh food or jam, chutney and candies. OPUNXIATM is a highly-concentrated extract of Opuntia ficus-indica cladodes. OPUNXIATM contains a high amount of cladode polysaccharides and it is produced in powder form through specialized technologies to ensure the stability of the active compounds contained in it.
The artichoke (Cynara cardunculus), which is native to the Mediterranean region, has been grown in Sicily since the classical period of ancient Greece. Traditionally, artichoke leaves are used for the symptomatic relief of digestive disorders, such as functional dyspepsia, and to reduce the symptoms of irritable bowel (sensation of fullness, bloating and nausea) (1-11).
ALTILIXTM is a powder extract obtained from the leaves of a particular cultivar named Cynara cardunculus var. altilis DC, by using aqueous extraction methods. BIONAP has selected this specific cultivar because of its high concentration of biophenols and its resistance to severe weather conditions. Artichoke leaves are used in folk medicine for the detoxification of the body and for the gastro-intestinal well-being (1).