Introduction to 1,3-Dihydroxyacetone (DHA)


1,3-Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is a remarkable natural compound with the CAS number 96-26-4, belonging to the class of dihydroxyacetone compounds. Produced in Guangxi Province, this product boasts extremely high purity and is a simple three-carbon sugar derived from plants. In the preparation of sunless tanning products, DHA plays a crucial role as the main active ingredient in safe skin-tanning, providing a natural and lasting tan without exposure to harmful UV rays.


The wide application of DHA in the beauty industry cannot be ignored. Its safety, effectiveness and multiple benefits for the skin make it a treasure among beauty products, providing a reliable choice for consumers pursuing healthy and beautiful skin.


Extensive Application of DHA in the Beauty Industry


1,3-Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) holds a significant position in the beauty industry, serving as a core component in many skincare products. This natural substance not only imparts a healthy, natural tan to the skin but also finds wide application due to its unique mechanism of action.

DHA is widely used in sunless tanning products, serving as the primary active ingredient. Through the Maillard reaction with free amino groups in the epidermal stratum corneum, it creates a sustainable, uniform, and natural brown effect. This not only eliminates the risks associated with excessive exposure to UV radiation but also provides users with a fast, safe, and long-lasting sunless tanning experience.

In the cosmetics industry, DHA is a common ingredient added to moisturizers, skincare products, and hair dyes, offering users a diverse range of beauty options. Its role in these products extends beyond providing a healthy tanning effect to also include excellent moisturizing properties, keeping the skin soft and smooth.

As the main component in sunless tanning products, DHA is FDA-approved as a safe tanning ingredient, with concentrations ranging from 1% to 20%. It caters to the diverse needs of users, whether in drugstore products with concentrations of 3% to 5% or professional products with concentrations ranging from 5% to 20%.


Innovative Applications of 1,3-Dihydroxyacetone DHA in Agriculture and Functional Foods


1,3-Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) not only holds a prominent place in the beauty industry but also demonstrates innovative applications in agriculture and functional foods.

DHA’s application in agriculture has garnered significant attention, particularly for its role in improving the lean meat rate of pigs. As an intermediate product of sugar metabolism, DHA plays a vital role in reducing pig body fat and enhancing the lean meat rate, contributing significantly to the economic benefits of livestock farming.

In the field of functional foods, DHA shows innovative potential. Supplementing with DHA can boost the body’s metabolic rate and fatty acid oxidation, potentially leading to weight reduction and a decreased incidence of related diseases. Additionally, DHA improves insulin sensitivity and lowers plasma cholesterol levels caused by a high-cholesterol diet, providing diverse applications in functional food products.

For athletes and fitness enthusiasts, long-term supplementation with DHA can enhance glucose utilization, increase muscle sugar storage, and improve aerobic endurance performance.


Versatile Applications of 1,3-Dihydroxyacetone DHA


1,3-Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) showcases its versatility by finding applications in various industries beyond beauty and agriculture.

In the leather industry, DHA serves as a protective agent for leather products, enhancing quality and extending lifespan. In the food preservation sector, DHA is widely used as a preservative for fruits, vegetables, aquatic products, and meat products due to its antioxidant and antibacterial properties.

DHA’s direct application as an antiviral reagent is notable, inhibiting the infection of fowl plague virus in chicken embryo culture. This antiviral property expands DHA’s application scope in the agricultural field.

Beyond beauty and pharmaceutical industries, DHA plays a role in other sectors, serving as a chemical intermediate for synthesizing various organic compounds. This underscores DHA’s potential as a versatile chemical with broad commercial applications.


Joinband’s Contribution and Introduction


Joinband plays an important role in the construction and development of the 1,3-Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) field. The company focuses on the production of high-quality, high-purity DHA and related products, and is committed to meeting market needs in multiple fields such as beauty, agriculture, and functional foods.


First, Joinband invested in and built an advanced factory in Hezhou Economic and Technological Development Zone, Guangxi, aiming to provide excellent production capacity and quality assurance. The plant’s designed annual production capacity reaches 1,500 tons of 1,3-dihydroxyacetone, as well as 300 tons of L-erythrulose, 300 tons of (R)-3-aminobutyric acid and 500 tons of calcium pyruvate. This fully demonstrates Joinband’s ambitions for the production of DHA and related products.


Product quality has always been Joinband’s core competitiveness. The company builds and manages factories according to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) standards to ensure that products are of high quality and comply with international standards. Joinband’s commitment to providing customers with efficient, high-quality and affordable products is the basis for its trust in the industry.


Joinband’s products in the DHA field cover the needs of multiple industries. Among them, 1,3-dihydroxyacetone is the flagship product and plays an important role in the fields of beauty, agriculture and food. Its products not only meet the demand for high-purity DHA in the beauty industry, but also provide strong support for improving animal husbandry production efficiency in the agricultural field and healthy living in the functional food field.


By providing diversified DHA products, Joinband is committed to promoting the widespread application of DHA and establishing a solid market position in the industry. Through efficient and environmentally friendly production processes, Joinband provides customers with a reliable partner and becomes a highly regarded pioneer enterprise in the industry.


In the future, Joinband will continue to uphold the principles of high quality, innovation and customer first, contribute to the development of 1,3-Dihydroxyacetone DHA and related fields, and provide customers with more high-quality products and services.
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