|Appearance||White to off-white powder|
|Storage||+2 … +8 °C|
Most frequent questions and answers
Betulin is a natural bioactive compound (a pentacyclic triterpenoid) derived from birch bark and its extract. The positive effects of betulin are well known in folk medicine, where birch bark is a common remedy for the treatment of several skin diseases, making it a popular additive in many cosmetics.
New and improved methods of extracting Betulin have lead to higher yields of the active ingredients found in this versatile compound, and medical studies have shown betulin to be effective against high cholesterol, high blood pressure and obesity, with the compound also being shown to possess promising antiviral, antibacterial and anticancer properties.
Betulinic acid (Betulin acid) is a naturally occurring bioactive compound found in many plants. Due to its increased bioavailability, it shows higher potency in medicine and cosmetics than betulin itself. Betulinic acid serves as a popular additive in cosmetics and food supplementation, with research also showing positive applications for the reduction of cholesterol and the treatment of several types of cancer, whilst also exhibiting antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties.
Betulin can be isolated from the bark of the white birch, where it comprises up to 30% of the tree’s dry mass. Green organic solvent is used to make birch bark extract, where the content of betulin is about 70-80%. After this process has been completed, the purity of betulin is increased to 98% and even higher depending on the needs of the buyer.
Betulin and betulinic acid are most commonly used as additives in cosmetics, where they serve as natural skin toners, skin restorers and antioxidants. They can also aid in the treatment of dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema. Both betulin and betulinic acid are also used in betulin supplements, and have been shown to improve several metabolic processes and also help with the treatment of high cholesterol and diabetes. Betulin has also found a place in clinics as a possible anticancer agent.
Betulin benefits include the restoration and improvement of skin, mostly due to a reduction in oxidative stress. Research also suggests that betulin and betulinic acid can help to regulate blood sugar levels by increasing insulin sensitivity, in turn helping to prevent diet-induced obesity. Others report that betulin and betulinic acid can aid in lowering cholesterol, and in some cases, can also help to maintain normal blood pressure.
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