Olefins and the use of Functional Keratin are one of the hottest topics in natural skin care today. I have read all the many books on the subject, and while they are not all that technical, they do get me thinking about how I use my natural products. If you are like me, you probably get your anti-aging creams from a department store, or pharmacy. Most of them contain nothing more than mineral oil, and alcohol as preservatives. That's ok though, because there are other effective ingredients that I am going to introduce to you shortly.
In chemistry, an ester is a chemical comprising a carbon with a hydrogen bonding-group or double bond, also known as a hydrogen molecule. There are naturally occurring olefin compounds known as geranyl geraniol, which is derived from the fossilized algae named seaweed. The compound is actually an olefin glycoside, which confers the beneficial effects of Olefins to the human body.
An Olefin is made by taking the carbon from a fossilized plant, and coupling the element with an inert gas. That process is called polyethylene glycol ate (PET). A number of researchers had found that a number of plants contain high levels of Olefins, which they called geranyl geraniol. When researchers introduced the germline gene into laboratory animals and allowed them to reproduce, it resulted in triple sets of triplets. So basically, this natural gas has the ability to create an invisible, elastic barrier on the surface of the cell.
Some main components of Olefins
The Olefins molecules attach themselves to the cell wall and initiate a series of chemical reactions that lead to the formation of new layers and new cell structures. The development of the new structure is assisted by the presence of another element known as carotenes. Olive oil, apricot gum, and green tea have a high concentration of Olefins and carotenes, and are therefore excellent natural moisturizers. If you apply a few drops of these ingredients to your skin every day, you will obtain a noticeable reduction in the wrinkles on your face, hands, neck, chest, and arms.
Natural Olefins, like those of olive oil, are believed to be able to penetrate through many of the most difficult challenges that we encounter in our daily lives. They are able to pass through the thick layer of fat that surrounds our organs, such as our esophagus. They also have the ability to penetrate our blood stream, which would explain the ability of tropical oils and creams to reduce or eliminate heartburn and other gastrointestinal ailments. Recent studies have revealed that there are also some chemical structures in the bodies of mammals that are capable of acting as "super catalysts" when applied to a catalytic converter. These compounds are believed to possess a unique kind of proton exchange power that is unique to only two different elements.
Olefins, like vitamin E and bioflavonoids, have the ability to generate a chemical reaction called olefin metathesis or olefin denudation. Olefin metathesis is the conversion of a less soluble compound, called 1-deoxynojirimycin (DNJ), to a more soluble compound, called 5-fluorodigyl ether (FDF). FDF is not only less harsh thanDNJ, it also produces fewer side effects. The reason for this is that FDFs are formed through the partial hydrogenation of 3-fluoropentyl ether.
Figuring out the structure of the Olefin molecule, as well as how to make it more soluble led scientists to believe that they could take advantage of the structure of the Olefin C-terminus to make a molecule that would act like a lectin. They figured that if they inserted a double bond between the C-terminus and an inactive enzyme called cysteine, that the molecule would form a section called cysteine hydroxylase (CHELY). The resulting molecule, or cyclic choline, was thought to be useful for fighting bacteria. Later studies showed that CHELY itself could be a source of growth inhibitor and antioxidant, and researchers were able to link it to the improved health benefits of drinking olefin tea.
Scientists are still trying to figure out just how olefin works and why it works so well. One possibility is that it acts like a double bond because of the uneven internal structure of olefin molecules, which allows them to become polar molecules when put into a solution. Another idea is that the flexibility of olefin makes it a good template for producing carbon atoms. Carbon atoms of different types can fit perfectly into the gaps and columns that the double bonds form. As the carbon atoms move, they bump up against other molecules and pull them into a new column or ring.