In recent studies, there has been a finding that an ingredient in red grapes can be very beneficial to your health. Ellagic acid is a compound that has been shown to slow down the growth of existing fat cells and the formation of new one allowing you to boost your ability to burn fat better and reducing the risk of disorders like diabetes.
Because of its antioxidant nature, the benefits of ellagic acid have been shown to improve the elasticity of the skin which decreases the signs of lines and wrinkles. It has also been shown to serve as a skin brightener and reduce inflammation of the body and the skin. Ellagic acid has also been shown as a possible treatment for skin cancer.
The way works is it reduces inflammation by decreasing the effects of inflammatory molecules (called ICAM). It also reduces collagen breakdown by inhibiting MMP (or Matrix Metalloproteinases). And it also brightens your skin and reduces hyperpigmentation by using a tyrosinase inhibitor.
So, let’s raise a glass to ellagic acid and its benefits to a better you.