Oligolides® is a range of “bio-transformed trace elements” obtained from metallic Copper, Zinc and Manganese by baker’s yeast, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, as intermediate to link them to peptides. Trace elements are metallic and non-metallic minerals found in the human body in traces, or very small quantities – a few grams per several dozen kilos. Trace elements are the main factors to produce important enzymes; for instance from 70 to 100 enzymes in the human body are reported require zinc.
Generally, trace elements utilised by skin cells, origin from the food we eat and are bio transformed to organic form in our digestion channel. In Oligolides® the trace elements are linked to bio-peptides and hence can be recognized by the skin cells. As Oligolides® are complexed with amino acids, also called peptides, they easily diffuse to skin cells and are directly bio-disposable to the skin.
The baker’s yeast presents an enormous advantage of not being a pathogen and to belong to the environmental flora of our civilisation for over 2000 generations already. It has been used safely as food ingredient, and hence it can be benefit in cosmetics, as well.