Back in 2015, we wrote about the specific benefits of malic acid for chronic fatigue sufferers. However, the powerful healing properties of malic acid far-extend its potential to boost energy levels and combat the symptoms of fatigue.
Your body naturally produces its own supplies of malic acid, but levels can dwindle as a result of prolonged illness, stress, or poor diet particularly in cases where there is a heavy reliance on processed and so-called convenience foods, which contain high levels of additives and other harmful chemicals.
Rediscover your mojo with malic acid
Malic acid is a natural substance found in fruit and vegetables and one of the richest sources are apples. Other rich sources of malic acid include red grapes and sun-dried dates, which have the added bonus of containing energy-boosting minerals like selenium.
One of the biggest benefits of malic acid is its anti-ageing properties… it is able to activate key anti-ageing enzymes, which help ward off age-related diseases and ultimately help you live longer.
Early research found that calorie-restriction significantly boosts the actions of malic acid. While more research is needed to explore this link further, the results suggest that its presence is not only necessary for maintaining adequate energy levels, but that it may also play a role in processes that counteract the ageing process itself.
In addition, malic acid is classified as an alpha-hydroxy organic acid ? a chemical term used to describe fruit acids that are included in many cosmetics and beauty treatments because of their ability to exfoliate the skin and act as mild chemical face peels thereby revealing smoother, younger, firmer looking skin.
For a natural face peel you can apply thin slices of apple (as mentioned earlier, apples are one of the richest sources of malic acid) directly onto your skin for 20 minutes and then wash off with rose water.
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