Enzymes are biocatalysts, essential protein molecules that dramatically speed up chemical and biological reactions in living organisms
Unlike enzymes found elsewhere, such as in land flora and fauna, ‘marine’ enzymes are adapted to function in the depths of the ocean at freezing temperatures
When subjected to room temperature they become ‘super-active’ and far more powerful than other land-derived enzymes
Other enzymes lower their activity and almost die at room temperature
When used in skincare, marine enzymes have many effects, depending on concentration and type.
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Another important factor is the source environment
Marine Enzymes in the Dr Bragi Formulations
The enzymes used are from the pure environment of the ocean, and not from the multi-polluted environment of the land
Also important is that the enzymes do not cause immune reactions, and hence do not cause allergies
They are also safe to use while pregnant, on children
and around the eye contour
The primary enzyme used in these formulations is Penzim,
which was patented in 1999 for cosmetic and pharmaceutical use
Penzim continues to be the subject of clinical studies around the world
This graph shows the relative activity of our primary marine enzyme – Penzyme – against the pH.
One can see clearly that its activity peaks at a pH of approximately 7.5.
A neutral pH, and indeed the PH of water is 7.
Soaps have a PH of between 8-10
This graph shows the relative activity of the marine enzymes used in Dr. Bragi formulations compared to Non-marine enzymes
Skin temperature is about
At this temperature the activity of a marine enzyme is dramatically greater than a flora or fauna enzyme, which has reduced in activity to almost zero
Penzyme: Activity vs pH
Enzyme Activity: Temperature Comparison