There are many studies that have proven the effectiveness of consuming bird's nest:
A Clinical Experimental prospective:
According to a recent medical research reported by Hong Kong Chinese University, the cell division enzyme and hormone of bird's nest can promote reproduction and rebirth of human cells. The Glycoprotein content directly stimulates cell growth in our immune system. As a result, body metabolism is enhanced and functional effects are greatly improved. Effective results of bird's nest are observed when they are consumed by adults (particularly women), children, elderly, and patients.
Chinese Medication's Point of View:
The following is a list of bird's nest benefits documented by TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Practitioners:
Enhances rebirth of cells and tissues (Epidermal growth factor).
Enhances the body's immune system through promotion of cell division.
Strengthens the body's self-regulating actions and resistance to disease.
Improving heart functions and to reducing blood pressure.
Assist in prevention of cancer through rich antioxidants.
Aides in the regeneration and growth of cells.
Aides in the treatment of cancer patients
Regulate blood supply all around the body.
Improves the skin complexion.
Bird's Nest from a Nutrition Point of View:
Birds Nest contains several organic nutrients including high water-soluble glycoprotein and amino acid. It is an excellent restorative food that is beneficial for any age or gender. The main nutrition contents of bird's nest are (glycoprotein) and amino acids (80%) (amide, humin, arginine, cystine, histidine and lysine) and various minerals 6%) such as calcium, phosphorus, potassium, iron and iodine.
About half the bird’s nest comprises of protein. Protein is a macronutrient that the human body needs in relatively large amounts. First, it provides the essential amino acids that our own tissues can't produce. Secondly, protein provides nitrogen to produce non-essential amino acids and other nitrogen-containing compounds.
Amino Acid Bird's nest contains 19 amino acids such as arginine cystein, histidine tryptophan, etc. Amino acids can be best described as the construction blocks from which protein is made.
Glucosamine (N – acetylglucosamine)
Glucosamine is a natural substance that is found in cartilage, which is the padding between the bones of a joint like hip or knee. When the cartilage starts to wear away, the bones begin to rub against each other as called osteoarthritis. Glucosamine is also a supplement that may help to reduce osteoarthritis pain and stiffness, and improve movement, especially in the knee.
Sialic Acid (N - acetylneuraminic acid : NANA)
N-Acetylneuraminic acid (Neu5Ac or NANA) is the predominant sialic acid found in mammalian cells. It is found in complex glycans on mucins and glycoproteins at the cell membrane. Neu5Ac residues are also found in glycolipid, a crucial component of neuronal membranes found in the brain. Along with involvement in preventing infections (mucus associated with mucous membranes — mouth, nose, GI, respiratory tract), Neu5Ac acts as a receptor for influenza viruses.
Galactosamine is a constituent of hyaluronic acid, a potent water-binding agent. Hyaluronic acid is found in many types of tissues, including brain, skin and connective tissues. It acts as a lubricating agent. Medicine makes use of hyaluronic acid in wound or burn dressings, during cataract or corneal transplantation surgery, as an osteoarthritis treatment and as a plastic surgery aid.
Various types of minerals like zinc, copper, iron, sodium, phosphorous have also been found in analyses of bird’s nests. These minerals are essential as our need for oxygen to sustain all mental and physical processes and for our total well-being. They are important in maintaining all physiological processes as they made up the constituents of teeth, bones, tissues, blood, muscle, and nerve cells.
Antioxidants are substances or nutrients in our foods which can prevent or slow the oxidative damage to our body. Health problems such as heart disease, muscular degeneration, diabetes, cancer, etc. are all contributed by oxidative damage.
Antioxidants may also boast our immune defense and therefore lower the risk of cancer and infection.
Bird Nest can be consumed daily. An average person can consume anything between 3g to 5g of dry Bird Nest. Any excess consumption will be discharged by the body.
It is best to take a spoon of bird nest in the morning when the body is fresh and the stomach is empty, ready to take full benefit of bird nest. It is also best before sleep as the rich antioxidants will help the body to eradicate free radicals as the body heals during our sleep.
Epidermal Growth Factor: EGF or anti-aging element was discovered in human (HEGF) in 1956 by Prof. Dr Stanley Cohen. Later Dr Kong and his team discovered EGF activities in bird‘s saliva. These anti-aging activities in bird nest helps make skin smooth and vibrant, reduce wrinkle and fine lines from age and pollution. Hence, make skin looks younger.EGF is the hormone that is produced by salivary and Brunner gland. EGF is a growth factor that stimulates cell growth, proliferation, and differentiation by binding to its receptor EGFR. Human EGF is a 6045-Da protein. Normally human body can produce EGF and will reduce this process when age.
Dr Kong et al (1987) demonstrated an epidermal growth factor (EGF)-like activity in aqueous extract of edible bird's nest that stimulated the DNA synthesis in 3T3 fibroblast in a dose dependent manner in vitro.Matsukawa N, Matsumoto M, Bukawa W, Chiji H, Nakayama K, Hara H, Tsukahara T.Kyoto Institute of Nutrition and Pathology, Inc., Kyoto, Japan. (2011) Demonstrated that oral administration of edible bird's nest extract (EBNE) improved bone strength and calcium concentration in the femur of ovariectomized rats. These results suggest that EBNE is effective for the improvement of bone loss and skin aging in postmenopause all women. KIM and his team demonstrated that bird nest has anti-aging effect by prevent MMP -1 expression via down – regulation of ERK /INK and AP -1 pathway
Most skincare may help hide fine lines or add some skin nutrition or moisture to skin at dermis layer but rarely prevents aging of skin. Skincare that has EGF helps stimulate cell from within. EGF skincare gives better skin condition by enhances the ongoing dermis cell proliferation. It also enhances forming of collagen and elastic fiber that are connected to fibroblast skin cell. Therefore, bird Nest skincare helps prevent and reduce aging wrinkle, pore, freckle hence making skin brighter and increase elasticity.
There are many bird nest skincare available in the market today. But PhithanLife is the producer of an organic bird nest product as we are 100% non-chemical from the origin of the bird nest source. The bird nest extract used in PrimaNest is also a non-chemical extraction process that is patent pending by our partner. To ensure the efficacy of our extract process, we tested in vitro with fibroblast cell culture at the University research laboratory. We also tested our final PrimaNest Nest Cream in vivo with Dermscan Group (France) to ensure that PrimaNest Nest Cream does have full effect of EGF as promised. And this is our commitment to be the expert in bird nest phenomenon.
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