Can the key ingredient in the botanical beverage drink mix from Japan, IP-PA1 helps to relieve acne on your face and back?
The simple answer is yes it can help because I’ve seen testimonial and “before and after” pictures on my Facebook feed.
But how does the functional food supplement help to clear pimples and acne?
To answer the question above, I actually did some research online.
Firstly, what is acne?
According to the Mayo Clinic:
Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It often causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples, and usually appears on the face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders.
What are the causes of acne?
Four main factors that cause acne are:
- Excess oil production
- Hair follicles clogged by oil and dead skin cells
- Excess activity of a type of hormone (androgens)
Other factors that can trigger the breakout of acne are:
- Certain medications
I believe why the product helped to relieve acne for some people is because it helps to kill off the bacteria accumulated in our blocked pores of our skin.
The process of fighting and killing the bacteria in our pores is done through our immune system.
One of the main white blood cells of our immune system is known as macrophages.
One of the function of macrophages is to detect and eliminate pathogens in our body such as bacteria.
However, macrophages can be made in-active due to factors such as lack of sleep, the type of food we eat, stress, hot weather, cold weather etc.
When macrophages are in-active, our immune system may not be as effective as it should be therefore we are susceptible to virus and bacteria attack.
The main function of IP-PA1 is to help to re-activate the in-active macrophages therefore help to keep our immune system strong and always be on the alert.
If you have acne, taking the botanical beverage mix can definitely help.
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What worked for others may or may not work for you. Please do your own due diligence.