Living Magazine doTERRA Fall 2017 Living Magazine - Page 34

Essential Oils: The Ongoing Research Although the last decade has seen exponential growth in essential oil research, the science and health worlds are only beginning to scratch the surface in understanding the biological activity of those gifts of the Earth that humans have used for millennia for their health benefits. In continuing to grow its stake as the science leader in the essential oil industry, dōTERRA is proud to announce that its scientists have published 17 studies in peer-reviewed scientific journals to date in the 2017 calendar year and several more are in various levels of completion. dōTERRA Research Group Working closely with their rapidly growing list of over 140 medical facilities and research institutions, the dōTERRA research group is committed to developing quality essential oils, discovering new models of use, and pursuing further understanding of how essential oils impart their health benefits. dōTERRA science experts have employed a variety 34 / FALL 2017 LIVING MAGAZINE of analytical, biological, biochemical, and biomedical methodologies in examining essential oils in ways revolutionary within the industry. For instance, dōTERRA is the first to produce peer-reviewed research examining the biological activity of many essential oils in a human skin model. As of yet, the list of examined essential oils ranges from Arborvitae to Vetiver, and many in between, and research involving all of the current lineup of CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® oils is planned in the near future. BioMAP ® System Much of the recently published research has employed the BioMAP HDF3CGF system, which uses a cell culture of human dermal fibroblasts (cells within the dermis layer of skin responsible for generating connective tissue and playing a primary role in tissue remodeling). This system consists of three components: the cell culture, a stimulus, and a set of biomarker (protein) readouts, which provide data about how