A recently completed research study indicates the consumption of Glanbia Nutritionals’ proprietary enriched flax ingredient increased the luster, shine, and overall condition of human hair. The ingredient was featured in a beauty-from-within nutritional bar developed by Glanbia’s R&D group.
The IRB approved study involved 33 female participants age 45-55 years of age, each of whom consumed 16g of enriched flax per day in nutrition bars over a 4 week period. Hair attribute measurements were completed by licensed and professional research cosmetologists at 0, 2, and 4 week intervals. Softness, smooth feel, luster, shine, dryness, oiliness, ease of combing, ease of brushing were all measured.
Softness significantly improved at the 2 and 4 week periods. Participants indicated Softness and Smoothness were more appealing to them at both the 2 week and 4 week periods.
Luster and Shine were also significantly improved over the 4 week period. Participants indicated Luster and Shine were more appealing at the end of the time period. Oiliness was significantly reduced at both the 2 week and 4 week period, without increased dryness. Ease of Brushing and Combing both improved over the 4 week period.
“Anecdotally, flax has been viewed for years as favorable toward hair quality,” said Kevin Thomson, Director of Business Development – Emerging Applications at Glanbia Nutritionals. “Through our expertise in targeted development and ingredient processing, we’ve developed a proprietary enriched flax ingredient specifically for hair improvement that has proven effective across several criteria in a beauty-from-within bar.”
Glanbia Nutritionals markets whey and milk proteins, bioactive whey fractions, micronutrient premixes and flax to the health and wellness, sports/active nutrition, energy, weight management, nutrition bar and nutrition beverage markets around the globe. Glanbia Nutritionals is part of Glanbia, plc, a €2.2 billion international cheese and nutritional ingredients group headquartered in Kilkenny, Ireland.
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