Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is a flowering plant in the Amaranthaceae family, rich in essential micronutrients. Originally from central and western Asia, it is now grown worldwide for its health benefits as a superfood and anti-aging ingredient.
Spinacia oleracea is a concentrated source of flavonoids that act as antioxidants, scavenging free radicals and preventing them from causing oxidative cell aging. Studies show that the flavonoids and other phenolic compounds in spinach have valuable antiproliferative and anti-inflammatory properties that give them protective health effects. Some of these skin actives, such as flavonol glucuronides, provide strong protection against cell mutations involved in skin cancer and other illnesses.
Spinach is a rich source of vitamins A, B2, B6, C, and E, and a source for various carotenoids and lipophilic active compounds, like lutein, that improve the skin’s ability to resist UV damage.
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