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Thioredoxin (TRX)

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Thioredoxin (TRX)
Size: 50 Micrograms

Price: $12.50      In Stock
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Body Part Body     Eyes     Hair    
Skin Type Combination     Dry Skin     Normal Skin     Oily Skin    
Sex Male     Female    
Ingredient Type Biotech Protein     Skin Actives Exclusive Hi-Tech     Suspension    
Solubility Recipe Cream     Recipe Liquid (Water)    
Product Style Do It Yourself    
Age 20s/30s     40s/50s     60+    
Need/Issue Antioxidant Rich     Cellular Health/Function     Gray Hair     Vitiligo    

Thioredoxins are proteins that act as antioxidants.

Skin Actives uses many valuable antioxidant chemicals that can be purified from plants, e.g. astaxanthin, alpha-D-tocopherol and resveratrol, but they cannot replace the need for antioxidant enzymes, which are proteins.

Thioredoxins are proteins that act as antioxidants by facilitating the reduction of other proteins by cysteine thiol-disulfide exchange. Thioredoxins are found in nearly all known organisms and are essential for life in mammals.

This is an enzyme I became familiar with in my days as a plant biochemist, long before Wikipedia (or the internet, for that matter) was invented, because thioredoxin is everywhere, including the regulation of the most abundant protein on earth, Rubisco, the enzyme that "fixes" carbon dioxide making life possible for every plant and animal (including us).

Thioredoxin will make sure that the chain of events keeping proteins in their "right" reduction state is kept well oiled. Or, in other words, thioredoxin will facilitate the reduction of your skin proteins by cysteine (in a disulfide bond|thiol-disulfide exchange). The Trx (thioredoxin) and Grx (glutaredoxin) systems control cellular redox potential, keeping a reducing thiol-rich intracellular state, which on generation of reactive oxygen species signals through thiol redox control mechanisms. 

Technical data sheet - http://www.skinactives.com/pdfs/thioredoxin.pdf

Each kit is enough for 4 fl oz of cream or lotion at approximately 0.00005% concentration (50 mcg in 120 mL cream).

Use in your favorite cream or add to our Canvas Base Cream or a Sea Kelp Bioferment base.

Mix thoroughly, but gently. Vigorous mixing will decrease the activity level of the TRX.

Thioredoxin suspended in ammonium sulphate/water solution.

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