Millet is high in proteins and has significantly more iron and silicon than other cereals. Its content of mineral salts, vitamins, unsaturated fatty acids exerts a trophic activity on skin and cutaneous annexes (hair and nails). Hair and nails, in fact, are mainly constituted by cheratin, a protein containing 18 aminoacids. Aminoacids and polyunsaturated fatty acids are necessary to the formation of cheratin. Millet as a supplement and by topical application is thus considered as “antistress” and “beauty food” due to its stimulating properties on skin, hair and nails.
Panicum miliaceum L.
≥3.0% of fatty acids by GC
Skin restructurant, Skin barrier function improver
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