Because I had no choice. When you discuss “nutrition” you need to take into account how live cells actually work. Not a cartoon of a cell but the real thing.
This has to do with the principle of the limiting factor. Once you learn it, you can’t unlearn it.
From my book:
Limiting factors in skin care
The graph above describes most biological processes that depend on the supply of nutrients or substrates. Let’s use the graph to describe, for example, the division of skin cells, a process we want to promote in our aging skin.
Do the cells need glucose? OK, let’s give them glucose and division rate should increase…. but only up to a point, because when the cells have enough glucose, the division rate will stop increasing. Maybe what they need at this point is an amino acid, say, proline? Let’s add it. Division rate will increase but not “forever,” not proportionally to the addition of proline because as soon as there is enough proline, another nutrient will become “limiting.”
If you look at skin from this point of view, and we should because the skin is a biological system that responds in this manner to the addition of nutrients, then the “magic ingredient” approach of most skin care companies looks like nonsense (and it is nonsense). Even assuming that the kin of all the clients will be in need of the same nutrient, be it an amino acid, a sugar, a vitamin, whatever, it should be apparent that there is a certain amount of that ingredient that will benefit the skin and, after it is supplied, something else, not the ingredient advertised as magic, will be required.
This is why SAS products contain so many actives. ….The complexity of biological processes is another reason why we focus each of our products on a particular issue, but are still attentive to the whole of the skin’s biology. What’s the point of killing acne bacteria with powerful oxidants when those oxidants will accelerate skin aging? Instead, we look at the whole picture and aim for long term results.”
What’s in the revitalizing nutrient cream:
Essential fatty acids and other lipids: Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, chlesterol derivatives (respiration requires intact membranes to work!)
Energy related ingredients: mitochondria (Cauliflower Extract), R-Alpha Lipoic Acid, niacinamide, carnitine, ubiquinone, creatine
Antioxidants: Xanthophyll, R-Alpha Lipoic Acid, Beta-Carotene, Riboflavin, Fucoxanthin, Porphyridium Polysaccharide, Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane (and) Tetrahydrodemethoxydiferuloylmethane (and) Tetrahydrobisdemethoxydiferuloylmethane, Hydrolyzed Collagen,
Nutrition “in general” coconut endosperm
Amino acids: Glutamine, Arginine HCl, Leucine, Serine, Cysteine HCl, Valine, Proline, Lysine HCl, Glycine, Asparagine, Glutamic Acid, Threonine, Alanine, Phenylalanine, Methionine, Aspartic Acid, Tyrosine, Tryptophan, Histidine HCl, Isoleucine,
I know, it a terribly long ingredient list but they are there not out of “label value” but to help your skin produce the energy that it needs to maintain cell health and divide.
DISCLAIMER: These claims have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease.