Apple Stem CellsApple stem cells come from a rare apple grown only in Switzerland, known as the Uttwiler Spatlauber. Though it is endangered, it is well known for its storability and its longevity potential. Modern science has created a unique cultivation method known as PhytoCellTec™, which allows the apple’s stem cells to be extracted, and used in a variety of hair and skin products to promote health and longevity.
How Do Apple Stem Cells Work?Apple stem cells work on both the hair and skin. On one level, they work to prevent the hair follicle from aging, to keep hair growth from slowing down, and to ensure the hair that does grow is strong and healthy. On the other hand, the stem cells work at the cellular level to ensure the cells are constantly renewing themselves.
At any given time, all of the hairs on our heads are in various stages of growth. We have an estimated five million hair follicles on the scalp, and all of them go through a three stage cycle, independently of one another.
- The anagen stage is the growth stage of the cycle, where new hair grows into the scalp. Throughout most of life, 80% to 90% of the hair on the scalp is in this growth stage, but as we age, less of the hair on our scalp is actively growing.
- The catagen stage is the transitional phase, that lasts only about two to three weeks. During this stage, there is a major cell death, and only a small portion of hair follicles remain at full growth stage. At the end of this stage, there is a shift that sets the stage for new hair growth.
- The telogen phase is the final phase where we shed our hair. The average human loses anywhere from 50 to 150 hairs a day, but loss of more than this for an extended period of time can result in thinning and baldness.
Apple stem cells work to promote hair growth by stimulating the dormant hair follicles on the scalp, so you have more of your scalp actively working to grow new hair at any given time, and less of your scalp in the death phase.
Apple stem cells also work to keep the skin renewing at high rates, to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, specifically crow’s feet around the eyes. When the skin cells renew at a high rate, you maintain the appearance of youthful skin regardless of chronological age. As such, this ingredient is present in a number of facial creams and lotions.