All posts by Fred Zülli Ph.D.

The idea that there are billions of microorganisms living on our skin repulses most of us. But it is this very microbiome that protects our skin against the factors that cause environmental stress. That is, if it is intact. The new prebiotic* called Black BeeOme™ keeps this extremely fragile microcosm in balance.…
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All living organisms follow an internal rhythm regulated by blue light – the blue wavelengths in sunlight. This mechanism has been identified in bacteria, plants, insects and also in humans. And researchers are constantly discovering interesting new connections.   Inside our bodies and in every cell, biological clocks are continuously ticking away that tell us whether it’s daytime and we should be active or whether it’s night-time and we should be sleeping.…
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A bite from the Brazilian wandering spider can cause long-lasting erections in men but also causes pain and in some cases can be deadly. Researchers have found a substance in the venom which is responsible for the erection effect but does not cause any of the damaging side effects.…
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Searching for the fountain of youth The quest for eternal life has existed throughout human history. Among the many approaches to finding longevity, caloric restriction (CR) has received a lot of attention in the last few years.     The first evidence indicating the benefits of CR date back to the 1930s in studies conducted by Clive McKay, an American biochemist and gerontologist.…
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Your health is largely thanks to your genes, which are passed on to your children. So far, so good. However, for a few years now, epidemiological studies have been indicating that this is not quite the whole story. We’ve known for a long time that an unhealthy lifestyle with a poor diet, stress and too little exercise can make you ill.…
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Do you experience stress at work, or even during the holidays? How does our skin react to stress and does stress age us more quickly? Here in Mibelle Biochemistry’s active ingredient research department we posed these questions and found interesting links between mental stress and skin problems.…
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