The Secret to
YOUTH | HEALTH | LONGEVITY
The Uttwiler Spatlauber, which was first recorded in the 18th century, comes from canton Thurgau, in northern Switzerland. It is well known for its excellent storability; it can stay fresh looking for up to four months after being harvested, long after other varieties have become wrinkled. However, it has not been widely cultivated of late because of its sour taste and the number of trees have dwindled. Having collected some samples, Swiss researchers set to work and found that the answer mostly lay in the amazing longevity of the apple’s stem cells. Humans have skin stem cells, which replenish and maintain the balance of cells within the skin tissue and regenerate tissue which has been damaged. But with age, the number of skin stem cells decreases and their ability to repair the skin becomes less efficient. The result is — with added environmental damage like UV rays — a loss of skin vitality, and inevitably, wrinkles. Mibelle Biochemistry, which developed the apple ingredient, found that the apple stem cells were protecting the skin stem cells from ageing. “We thought there must be something in those apples which give them their long shelf life,” said Beata Hurst, marketing and sales manager at Mibelle Biochemistry. “We could show that the apple stem cells have a positive influence on the vitality of the skin stem cells, they made them more efficient and they can live longer,” Hurst told swissinfo.ch.
- ProSpecieRara director Bela Bartha declared that there were only 20 Uttwiller Spatlauber trees left at present, which he said was not surprising. Some fruit varieties have between one and five trees left. Hence it will take years if scientists were to use traditional methods to cultivate these apple trees.
- With PhytoCellTec Malus Domestica, a patented liposomal preparation of apple stem cells derived from the `Uttwiler Spatlauber’ (a rare Swiss apple variety), the scarcity of supply could be solved. In layman terms, the Mibelle Biochemistry, which is a subsidiary of the big Swiss retailer Migros, uses a novel technology called PhytoCelllecTM to replicate the apple cells.
- The apple ingredient has been snapped up by cosmetics companies in Europe, Asia, and the United States, including Lancome and Chantecaille. According to the Vogue article, style icon and presidential wife Michelle Obama buys a serum using the apple made by Clark’s Botanicals, costing $355 (SFr361). The Uttwiller Spatlauber was found in one of the collections belonging to ProSpecieRara, a foundation aiming to preserve traditional breeds of animals and plants in Switzerland
- Benefits of Uttwiler Spatlauber.
• Increases the colony forming efficiency of epidermal stem cells
• Helps skin cells to maintain the capacity to build new tissues (3D epidermis)
• Reverses signs of senescence in fibroblasts
• Increases lifespan of isolated hair follicles
• Anti-wrinkle effect on crow’s feet
• Protects longevity of skin stem cells.
• Delays senescence of essential cells.
• Increases the vitality of skin stem cells.
• Combats chronological aging.
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