Amino Acids: Twenty- two basic building blocks of the body that make up proteins.
Amino Acid: Amino acids are molecules that contain at least one amine group (-NH2) and at least one carboxylic acid group (-COOH). When these groups are both attached to the same carbon, the acid is an . . . View Full Definition
Amino Acid Sequence: Also known as the primary structure of a protein/polypeptide; the sequence of amino acids in a protein/polypeptide controlled by the sequence of DNA bases.
Essential Fatty Acids (EFA): Required by the body, however only obtainable from food sources, such as flaxseed oil and safflower oil.
Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHA): Lipid soluble substances used in acne therapy for oily skin due to their exfoliating properties and in the prevention of clogged pores, most known BHA is salicylic acid.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs): Water soluble compounds used in chemical peels and skin care products like moisturizers, cleansers, eye creams, sunscreen and foundations.
Gamma Amino Butyric Acid (GABA): Amino acid classified as an important inhibitory neurotransmitter, stimulating relaxation and sleep, ensures balance between excitation and inhibition, stimulates the Human Growth Hormone, a . . . View Full Definition
En Pergamino: Parchment Coffee. Describes wet-processed coffee shipped with the dried parchment skin still adhering to the bean. The parchment is removed prior to roasting, a step called milling.
Aminophylline: Active ingredient in Epidril, Aminophylline has been used for many years as an asthma medication. Some studies come to a conclusion that this substance might have the property to induce the . . . View Full Definition
Hydroxy Acids: Substances penetrating the epidermis and upper dermis aiming to slough dead skin cells, used as anti-aging and anti-wrinkle ingredient in skin care products, the large cosmetic market based . . . View Full Definition
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Malty: An aromatic sensation created by a moderately volatile set of aldehydes and ketones that produces sensations reminiscent of toasted grains.