The Science of Atopis™
It all started 27 years ago with Dr. Iona Weir’s award-winning Ph.D. thesis on apoptosis – programmed cell death in plants.
The ground-breaking research by New Zealand’s leading entrepreneurial scientist Dr. Iona Weir forms the foundation of the Atopis creams, which are clinically proven to work.
Dr Weir’s global leadership in the biochemistry of New Zealand’s indigenous plants and microbes, combined with her advanced knowledge of eczema and the immune system, gave her the unique expertise to create a breakthrough cream for treating not just single symptoms but all of the parameters of eczema, acne, and aging to restore the skin back to normal function.
The science behind Atopis is all natural. It’s all about harnessing the healing power of nature and applying it to human skin conditions.Learn more
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The Science of Atopis™
Unlike humans, plants are unable to get up and walk away from stress like harsh UV light and the destructive effects of drought and insects. Instead, they developed their own defense mechanism against these attacks. These natural defenses allow plants to maintain strength as it grows older.
In reaction to their natural threats, this is the plant’s controlled process of cell death. This process is called apoptosis.
We’ve used these bioactive defense mechanisms in plants to develop our clinically trialed myriphytase extract and then applied it to controlling the cell death rate in human skin.
Too little or too much apoptosis can play a role in many diseases, especially psoriasis and eczema.
For human cells, once apoptosis is triggered, the cell is committed to death. However, as Dr. Iona Weir has proven, a plant cell has built in many defense mechanisms in order to protect against and then reverse the early stages of the apoptosis pathway.
For human cells, we are not proposing we reverse apoptosis – as damaged cells need to be removed, but rather use the plant cell components to protect against the damage that causes a cell to need to die.
This discovery means that the plant natural defenses are able to be transferred and applied to human apoptosis and towards our own health needs to protect against cellular stress and premature aging.
Myriphytase – the power behind the products
As Dr. Iona Weir explains
“It is the plant’s very own bioactive defense mechanisms that have been captured and used to develop our clinically trialed myriphytase extract. This discovery means that the plant’s natural defenses are able to be transferred and applied to humans for our own health needs. The bioactive defense mechanisms play a crucial role in maintaining healthy human skin by eliminating unhealthy damaged cells and helping to regenerate new cells.”
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