Syn-ake (which can be pronounced “sin – a – key” or “sin – ache”) is an anti wrinkle ingredient found in many of the latest anti aging creams and serums and is best known for being formulated from synthetic pit viper venom. I have to admit, I was skeptical about Synake at first, but when I started reading all of the anti aging studies and comparisons to what it can do to skin wrinkles, I was shocked.
When you think about it, it makes perfect sense to use venom from a pit viper to help treat skin wrinkles. When a pit viper successfully strikes it’s prey, it has the ability to force paralysis on the body of the opponent. The same theory is applied here to the syn-ake ingredient and it’s ability to treat wrinkles and reduce wrinkle depth – the formula works to “freeze” and “paralyze” the wrinkle dead in it’s tracks.
So far, the studies about this whacky ingredient are quite impressive. Before I delve into the studies, let me tell you a little bit more about how syn-ake is made and how it became a powerful anti aging ingredient.
Pentapharm is a company with an over 50 year track record in the pharamaceutical industry and hey are they official manufacturer of Syn-ake. All companies who use Syn-ake in their skin care formulas import the product from Pentapharm. Officially, syn-ake is a synthetic tripeptide that mimics the action of a “neuromuscular blocking compound” of the Temple Viper.
Pentapharm is a Swiss company and has even won a Swiss technology award for their role in creating Syn-ake. To further advance their discoveries and create new ingredients using Temple Viper Venom, Pentapharm maintains a snake farm in Brazil with over 10,000 snakes. Talk about dedication to research & development -that’s really thinking outside the box and putting in serious work! You just don’t hear about a laboratory technician going into Brazil to study snake venom every day, let alone in the ongoing quest to treat facial wrinkles and fine lines.
Recently, Syn-ake was in the news for it’s incredible breakthroughs….
Syn-ake in the news…..
(as read on a British reporting website – portions used and condensed)
The researchers at Pentapharm have recently made a huge medical breakthrough by successfully using snake venom peptides. Swiss company Pentapharm has once again made a huge stride in their anti-aging lab, which includes a farm in Brazil housing over 10,000 Temple Vipers. Pentapharm has put themselves on the map for breakthroughs with it’s snake-bite like formula aimed at stopping facial wrinkles dead in their tracks. According to the company, for over 30 years, snake venom has been used for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes in the medical field. One particular example is the use of the anti-coagulant properties of parts of the South American Lance Adder venom.
The venom is “milked” in Brazil and transported to Swiss labs for processing and formulating. There isn’t a single company in the anti aging world that has a similar field study process.
SYN@-AKE enables Pentapharm to dispense with the use of the snake farm. SYN@-AKE is 100% safe and does not contain preservatives. It is considered absolutely safe for use in skin creams and cosmetics products.