- Antioxidant with rejuvenating properties
- Inter-cellular communication
- Anticancer effect on skin melanoma cells
For more than 4,000 years the jujube tree (Ziziphus jujuba) has been cultivated in its native homeland of China. This fruit, also known as the Chinese Date, has potent health benefits. The seed contains a number of medically active compounds including saponins, triterpenes, flavonoids and alkaloids.
Jujuba contains 20 times more vitamin C than any citrus fruit, strengthening the immune system and fighting infections, which may be why it has been used medicinally for millennia in many cultures. Also rich in calcium, and Vitamins A, B1 and B2, Jujuba works miracles in guarding the skin from the inside, but its nutrients deliver intense moisture, nourishment and protection to the outer skin layers as well. Jujube fruit is an antioxidant with rejuvenating properties. Antioxidants help defend the body from damaging free radicals. Free radicals interact with cells, damage very important components and may trigger skin diseases and aging.
It has the ability to help clear up the skin. Jujube extract is widely used in skin care products due to its benefits, including diminish wrinkles, relieve dry skin, and treat sunburn pain.
This Asian fruit, Jujube is believed to encourage cell turnover, improve elasticity and firmness of skin, and reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks. The continuous usage of jujube, according to the Chinese traditional medicine, will improve skin color and cure skin infections. Externally, jujube has been used in topical formulations as an anti-inflammatory, moisturizer and to provide relief from sunburns.
Mode of Action:
Inter-Cellular Communication within the human body relies on the two messenger molecules, cGMP and cAMP; responsible for pretty much EVERY SINGLE process that takes place in the body. The Jujube fruit has one the highest concentration of cGMP and cAMP of anything known to man. A multitude of interesting health benefits result from better inter-cellular communication.
Another study published in the Nutrition journal found that deproteinized polysaccharide, isolated from Ziziphus Jujuba, has the antiproliferation (anticancer) effect of melanoma cells, without affecting healthy tissue . About 132 000 melanoma skin cancers occur in the world each year, with an incidence and mortality rate that increased 2% to 3% annually over the previous three decades.