Dr. Charles Soparkar, an oculoplastic surgeon at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas and his fellow researchers have performed a study showing that by ingesting a combination of organic zinc plus the enzyme phytase for a period of four days before receiving Botox or Dysport injections made the toxin 93% more effective. As a result of this good news, the researchers have filed for a patent of the two supplements. It’s called ZYTAZE™ and will be available any day now. Although most of the patients in the study were being treated for a rare form of eyelid spasm, this research is great news for everyone who gets injections of Botox or Dysport for cosmetic reasons.
“Surprisingly, the results showed that in over 90% of the patients studied, the zinc/phytase combination resulted in a remarkable improved responsiveness to treatment of blepharospasm using the same amount of botulinum toxin as previously used,” said Soparkar. “The toxins seemed to have greater effect and last longer. Potentially, this could mean using less toxin, offering patients financial savings, greater safety, and more consistent results.”
ZYTAZE is licensed to OCuSOFT, Inc., a company that focuses its efforts on ophthalmic research and development.
If the prescription isn’t too expensive, it could result in an overall savings for those using Botox or Dysport for wrinkle reduction, as less of the toxin will be needed and the results will last longer. I’ll update you as soon as I hear any further news on this topic.
To your health & beauty,