Mannosylerythritol lipids are natural bio-surfactants with superior dispersing, emulsification, and biochemical properties. They are extracted from fungal and yeast extracts. Textiles, food processing, household detergents, institutional cleaners, agricultural chemicals, industrial, personal care, and oilfield chemicals are some of the major applications of mannosylerythritol lipids. They belongs to the class of glycolipid and possess excellent biochemical and interfacial properties. Furthermore, mannosylerythritol lipids have superior frothing, dispersing, and emulsification properties that enable their properties in both residential and commercial applications.
Moreover, mannosylerythritol lipids are widely used across the pharmaceutical industry as they have excellent biochemical functions such as anti-tumor activity against human leukemia cells and other cancers. Mannosylerythritol is a lipid-soluble compound found in many plant species. It is one of the twenty different fatty acid lipids, and its function is unknown. However, some scientists have postulated that it may act as an inflammatory agent, increasing the release of cytokines from the cells. The lipids in this family include ceramide and cholesterol. They are all fat soluble, and they provide a protective layer for the body against bacteria and viruses.
Mannosylerythritol Lipids have been shown to reduce blood clots, and increases the elasticity of the arterial wall. These fats are important in the prevention of atherosclerosis. It is also important to note that most lipids are contained in the fat-producing organs of the body such as the liver and heart. These tissues are also where cholesterol is made, so any reduction in these tissues could reduce the body's ability to absorb lipids. Since most of the lipids are stored in the body, their loss could have a significant effect on the body's overall health. Other natural ingredients in mannosylerythritol lipids include caffeine, quercetin, natural vitamin E, and other natural plant extracts. These ingredients help to produce more fat burning enzymes that help to speed up fat burning. There are also some ingredients in the cream that are aimed at increasing energy levels. By raising your energy levels you can burn fat faster and for longer periods of time.
The increasing interest in mannosylerythritol lipids can be attributed to their versatile biochemical functions and pharmaceutical applications including differentiation and anti-tumor inducing activities against mouse melanoma cells, rat peochromocytoma cells, and human leukemia cells. Moreover, they can be used to treat schizophrenia or diseases caused by microbial infections and dopamine metabolic dysfunction. Mannosylerythritol Lipids are used in the preparation of ice-slurry as an anti-agglomeration agent and in the purification of lectins.
Mannosylerythritol lipids have attracted particular interest of cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and medical fields, owing to their specific characteristics, such as environmental compatibility, easy biodegradability, and non-toxicity. Mannosylerythritol lipids recently regained attention due to their self-assembling properties, high yield, versatile biochemical functions, structural diversity, mild production conditions, and environmental compatibility compared to other bio-surfactants. Bio-surfactants are of recent interest due to their unique properties such as higher selectivity, higher foaming ability, lower toxicity, higher biodegradability, structural diversity, mild production conditions, and specific activity at extreme conditions when compared to the chemical surfactants.