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BALMEX®

Lemon Balm dry extract 4% Hydroxycinnamic derivates

 

Origin of the drug: Italy
Origin of the extract: Italy
Solvent: water
Full traceability: from beginning to end


DOSAGE

Food grade extract: 200-250 mg/die
Cosmetic grade extract: 0,5-2%


FOOD GRADE EXTRACT

Antioxidant activity: Melissa officinalis extract exhibits antioxidant properties against lipid peroxidation due to its phenolic acid components and can be used in the prevention of various diseases associated with oxidative stress;

Anti-inflammatory agent: it is beneficial in the management of different inflammatory diseases and pain therapy

Sedative effect: lemon balm extract has anti-anxiety effects, probably influencing GABAergic neurotransmission;

Anti-angiogenic properties: it can be an effective anti-angiogenic agent to inhibit retinal neovascularization due to its rosmarinic acid content.


COSMETIC GRADE EXTRACT

Antiviral activity: topical application of M. officinalis extract reduces the healing time and size of Herpes simplex lesions;

Antioxidant effect: it can protect against oxidative damage induced by various pro-oxidant agents


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