Monday, December 12, 2011

Caviar Skin Treatment: Mere Health And Wellness Fad?

The science behind this health regimen might be shaky due o the concept of bioavailability, but are we better off eating caviar as opposed to topically smearing it into our faces and other parts of our bodies?

By: Ringo Bones

Caviar skin treatment had been hyped, promoted, endorsed and certainly used by Hollywood actress and UNHCR spokesperson Angelina Jolie as her primary beauty secret. Caviar is chock full of essential nutrients necessary in keeping our bodies healthy, but is the science behind topically smearing caviar on one’s skin as a health and beauty regimen really sound?

Extracting oil from one of the world’s most expensive delicacies and incorporating it into a skin cream – supposedly – rejuvenates our skin cells because of the cellular consistency between our skin and caviar are sort of similar. Studies conducted over the years have shown that the cellular structure of prepared caviar is strikingly similar to human skin. Both contain 50% to 70% water, with a similar percentage breakdown in lipids, proteins, micronutrients and trace elements.

Also, caviar is very rich in Vitamins A, D, B1, B6 and the minerals cobalt, copper, phosphorous, silicon and zinc, as well as amino acids like glycine, lysine, histidine, arginine, and asparagine. Not to mention that these easily digestible proteins are in the form that has a very high bioavailability rating. But is it really better o eat the caviar as opposed to merely smearing it into our faces and wait for skin absorption to allow the nutrients to enter into our body?

Latest ongoing studies have shown that the jury is still out whether topically smearing caviar into our skin as opposed to eating it really has scientifically verifiable health and wellness benefits. But in the meantime, most health and beauty conscious folks not swayed by hype are opting to orally consume caviar as opposed to smearing it into their faces.