Why Use Our Japanese Persimmon Fabric Softener Sheets?
Not all persimmon extracts are alike. Persimmon juice obtained manually from the fruit does not eliminate nonenal odor effectively. Only Japanese persimmon extract that is selectively harvested, carefully processed, and tested for maximum deodorizing benefits demonstrates effective results. Mirai Clinical’s persimmon extract is harvested each autumn, processed, and tested in our facilities in Japan under strict Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
Our anti-nonenal fabric softening sheets prevent and remove what some have termed "old people smell" or "aging odor" without harming your fabrics. Unlike others, Mirai’s fabric softener sheets do not contain synthetic fragrances, PEG, or preservatives.
Clinical studies show that our Persimmon Extract eliminates nonenal by 97% compared to only 35% by others.
Why Do Older Adults Smell Different? What Is Nonenal?
Nonenal (or 2-Nonenal) was first identified in 2001 by the Japanese cosmetics company Shiseido as the main source of aging body odor. Further studies were documented in the March 2010 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry: “Lipid peroxidation generates body odor component trans-2-nonenal covalently bound to protein in vivo.”
Nonenal is produced when lipid acids are oxidized (lipid acids are fatty acids produced in the sebaceous gland). Hormonal imbalances often result in higher production of lipids. As the skin matures, its natural antioxidant protection decreases, resulting in greater amounts of oxidized lipids.
Nonenal can be recognized by an unpleasant, grassy or greasy odor. It is often hard to detect on oneself but will linger on fabrics, such as shirt collars and pillow cases, if not removed during baths. Nonenal odor often persists in confined environments, such as nursing homes, and is thus sometimes referred to as the old people smell. Because this odor is oil (fatty acid) based, it is not easily removed by conventional soaps and water.
Nonenal’s effect can be different in men and women. Many women experience changes in body odor during menopause. This new odor can be a combination of both increased sweat-based odor and nonenal-based odor, leading to confusion and frustration when these odorsare not easily eliminated. Hot flashes and night sweats during menopause cause excessive perspiration and increased fatty acids, resulting in higher production of nonenal.
A recent Swedish study showed that middle aged men often have the worst body odor amongst all age groups in males. This could be due to higher testosterone ratios and related nonenal production. Finally, stress can also exacerbate the production of nonenal in both women and men.
What Is Japanese Persimmon? How Does It Remove Body Odors?
Japanese persimmon is a potent antioxidant and a natural purifying and deodorizing agent that is loaded with vitamins and tannins. The fruit has been traditionally used in Japan for its naturally purifying and deodorizing powers. This prized natural ingredient is particularly effective in eliminating nonenal, the source of hormonal imbalance or aging body odor, leaving the skin squeaky clean and freshly hydrated.
Mirai Clinical’s persimmon extract – called tannin – is tested in our facilities in Japan under strict Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
This chart shows how Mirai’s persimmon tannin is significantly more effective in reducing various causes of body odor, including nonenal.
Why Is Persimmon Extract So Effective For Nonenal Odor Removal?
Tannin is a potent substance and easily dissolves nonenal, thereby eliminating its odor. Persimmon fruit is a powerful antiseptic and anti-fungal agent, loaded with vitamins, and has been used by the Japanese for its naturally purifying and deodorizing benefits for centuries. In addition, the powerful antioxidant properties of purified Japanese Green Tea extends the effectiveness of the persimmon extract to provide day-long freshness and deodorant protection.
Fragrance-free. Odors are not masked, but eliminated at their source.
80 sheets. Toss 2 sheets for HE or as needed.
Fights wrinkles and keeps clothes looking their best.
Stops and prevents static build up that occurs in the dryer.
Japanese Persimmon extract eliminates troublesome odors.
Solution Of N, N-Di(Palmitoyl), N-(Hydroxyethyl), N-Methyl, Ammonium Methyl, Sulphate (Dieterquat), Fatty Amide Compound, Saccharomyces/Persimmon Fruit Juice Ferment Extract
Toss a single sheet onto wet clothes in the dryer. (Toss two in the HE dryer.)