Xanthine is an alkaloid, an organic molecule used by animals and humans because of its healing effect. It is a stimulant and is prescribed by doctors to cure respiratory-related problems, such as emphysema, bronchitis, and, of course, asthma.
However, the magic of the chemical substance doesn’t stop there—it isn’t restricted to medicine alone. Why don’t you try a little experiment? One of these days, you go in to your favorite department store and visit its beauty section. Check the ingredients or components of some of the latest anti-cellulite creams and gels, and you consider remembering your own findings. It wouldn’t be so surprising if you’ll blurt out that xanthine is present in some of them.
Past and present research studies suggest that the power of xanthine may extend far beyond than that of treating breathing problems. It may actually help women, especially, in their constant struggle getting rid of those awful-looking cellulite, usually stored or deposited in their upper arms, thighs, and buttocks.
So how does xanthine actually fight cellulite? The explanation, it seems, is rather basic: xanthine helps in fat breakdown. Sometimes called as theophylline or aminophylline, xanthine derivatives such as theobromine and the common caffeine assist the body in increasing metabolism and encouraging energy utilization through effective fat burning by targeting cellulite at their sources, which are usually in legs and thighs. Thus, xanthine decreases the continuous stretching or expansion of the skin, which causes “dimples” or the appearance of cellulite.
To date, there are certain popular anti-cellulite brands that use xanthine. One of those is Manz Muscle Firming Lotion, which includes caffeine that helps regulate blood flow and eliminates fatty cells in the body. It is also discovered through an experiment that it can also prevent skin cancer risks. Another famous name brand is Lipolene. It is an excellent cellulite cream that uses xanthine as one of its major components, along with seaweed, rosemary oil, and salicylic acid, to name a few. When combined with these substances, xanthine can contribute in the smoothing, tightening, and firming of the skin. Results can be seen within six to eight weeks.
Presently, there are not a lot of findings or discussions regarding xanthine’s harmful effects to your body. However, it is recommended that before using a product, a cream or gel perhaps, that contains xanthine, you visit your doctor or dermatologist first in order to gather a much solid, firm opinion or recommendation. You may actually also test it on your skin using a small patch to determine whether you’ll have allergic reactions to the product or not. Or if you are already utilizing it but are having allergic reaction, do not hesitate to stop its use until you’ll know that it’s safe to use it again. Most of all, it is best that you couple its usage with proper diet and exercise. This way, you’ll further speed up the disappearance of the orange peel skin called cellulite.