and why animal testing is not necessary with FoxxMD Evolutionary Skin Care
When a plant or an herb shows bio-activity in humans, medical science usually attempts to isolate a single, predominant compound in that plant or herb. We label that the “active principle,” synthesize it, and make a pharmaceutical out of it. We don’t usually study any other compounds in the plant or their complex interactions despite the fact that, in nature, the whole plant often has both benefits and safety margins not found in the isolated and synthesized compounds.
In the natural state, plants have evolved with many molecular variations of the active principle in order to enhance the plant’s odds of surviving stressful environments. These “constituent cofactors” present in the bio-elements increase what is called the adaptogenic capability of the plant or herb. Used on the skin, these cofactors work in a similar way and in so doing are thought to decrease the odds of side effects.
Simply put, the chances of side effects using natural bio-elements can be significantly less than those which occur when using isolated extracted chemicals.