In the recent years, studies have confirmed that Albatrellus ovinus contains agents with anaesthetic effect.
The mushroom’s pulp contains a substance called Scutigeral able to affect the dopamine receptors of the brain and simultaneously suppress the body’s pain receptors quickly reducing and even eliminating the pain.
The skin is known to have plenty of pain receptors, some of which are responsible for sensations other than pain — heat, inflammation, water retention in the skin and subcutaneous tissue.
Mostly these are the work of vanilloid receptors, and these are precisely the ones that Albatrellus affects. Further biochemical research discovered that the fungus contains agents called neogrifolin and grifolin able to impact the pain receptors in the skin directly instantly eliminating pain including heat or pH imbalance-related discomfort. Simply put, grifolin and neogrifolin reduce the pain of burns, acid damage and other kinds of injuries.
Moreover, it turned out that the regular use of natural Albatrellus ovinus extract mutes the pain receptors and reduces their reaction to various stimuli while simultaneously reducing the skin’s sensitivity and irritability symptoms.
Itching, pain, discomfort, redness and flaking gradually reduce and disappear. It has also been revealed that grifolin and neogrifolin quickly and effectively suppress neurovegetative inflammation in the skin caused by the irritation of nervous fibre and stimulation of pain receptors. And if that’s not enough, grifolin and neogrifolin are powerful antioxidants surpassing in the experimental environment even vitamin E.
The causes of skin sensitivity still remain a mystery, however it has been established that in people with sensitive skin the activity of receptors susceptible to Albatrellus ovinus’ impact is altered.
Given that constant irritation, itching, dryness and flaking accelerate skin ageing by causing pigmentation, thin skin and wrinkles, Albatrellus ovinus extract is recommended for the prevention of ageing in sensitive skin as well as soothing and pain management.