“How one looks depends on how one takes care of one’s skin.” The Woman
To all those individuals that must know what happened to the mice from part one, here it the scoop:
Half of the exposed mice were given daily topical applications of ellagic acid, even on the days in which they did not receive UV exposure. Ellagic acid was not applied to the other mice.
The mice that did not receive ellagic acid developed wrinkles and thickening of the skin that indicates sun damage.
The mice that received the ellagic acid showed less wrinkle formation.
How does it work?
In human cells, ellagic acid protects against ultraviolet damage by blocking production of matrix metalloproteinase enzymes that break down collagen and reduce the expression of ICAM, a molecule involved with inflammation.
Remember, that raspberries, strawberries, cranberries and pomegranates contain ellagic acid.
See ya later, got to ride my gator!