Plant polysaccharides and anti-aging
In the traditional Chinese medicine anti-aging ancient prescriptions, basically botanicals are the mainstay, and the higher-content ingredients are mostly carbohydrates. Modern science puts forward the theory of aging free radicals. The basic point is: under normal circumstances, the production and disappearance of free radicals in the body are in a dynamic equilibrium state, that is, free radicals are constantly being produced and eliminated to maintain the body. However, when the body ages, the amount of free radicals produced is relatively large, and the body’s ability to scavenge free radicals is reduced. Excess free radicals attack the body’s tissues, causing disorders and obstacles to the body’s functions, which leads to aging. Symptoms. Studies have shown that oil tangerine polysaccharides can affect the activity of free radicals, and its activity is related to the amount of polysaccharides. Cistanche Polysaccharides can delay skin aging, increase collagen fiber content, improve skin elasticity, activate superoxide dismutase, and reduce lipofuscin accumulation in the body. Black fungus polysaccharide has the functions of scavenging superoxide anions, anti-oxidation and protecting mitochondria. The anti-aging effect of Lycium barbarum polysaccharides is more prominent, and the promotion and regulation of various physiological and biochemical functions of the body are more comprehensive. In addition, the polysaccharides of Polygonum multiflorum, ginseng, astragalus, and Ligustrum lucidum all have a certain degree of anti-aging effect.