Use: PhytoVital - Kiwi is obtained through a gentle extraction of the fresh fruits of actinidia chinensis. The extract contains carbohydrates like fructose, dextrose, polycarbohydrates and different organic acids, especially fruit acids, like malic acid, citric acid, etc. Different kinds of oligosaccharides, flavonoids, amino acids and vitamins (vitamin B 6, niacinamide) are as well found together with mineral salts. PhytoVital - Kiwi has a strong skin hydrating effect due to its polysaccharide/amino acid complex. Young attractive skin is characterized by elasticity and softness associated with correct skin hydration. PhytoVital - Kiwi is a restitutive product for the hydration of the skin, contributing to the natural moisturizing factors normally found below the lipid layer. The fruit acids (specially the AHA - acids) found in the extract are having a light peeling effect on the skin, which aid the renewing and give the skin a healthy appeal. PhytoVital - Kiwi should be stored at roomtemperature under normal conditions. Low temperature can cause cloudiness, but this does not influence the activity and it regains its normal appearance at temperatures exceeding 15°C. PhytoVital - Kiwi is stable at low temperature in the original unopened container for a minimum of 12 months. Due to the nature of this product sedimentation may occur but has no negative influence on the material. Since the effect of an extract, like the one of other active ingredients, is dependent on the composition of the ready made product, it is advisable that the efficiency should be tested in the final formulation. The PhytoVital - Extracts are finalized due to a special extraction process. The active principles in all natural products are dependent on time of harvest and climate. The modern phytotherapy has solved this problem as far as possible by standardizing the products to gain an exact reproduction. Reference: Enzyklopädie der Heilpflanzen, Neuer Kaiser Verlag, Klangenfurth (1994) H.A. Hoppe, Taschenbuch der Drogenkunde, W. de Gruyter, Berlin (1981) / M. Pahlow, Das groβe Buch der Heilpflanzen, Gräfe & Unze, München (1885) / W. Karrer, Konstitution und Vorkommen der org. Pflanzenstoffe, Birkhäuser, Basel (1958) / R.M Suozzi, Dizionare delle erbe medicinali (1995)/ H. Braun, D. Frohne, Heilpflanzenlexikon, G. Fischer, Stuttgart (1994) / L. Bremness, Herbs, Eyewittness Handbook, DK Publishing, New York (1994)/ M.Wagner, S. Bladt, E.M. Zgainski, Plant Drug Analysis (1984). Guadagni, D.G., V.P. Maier, and J.G. Turnbaugh. 1973.