Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Antioxidants

Oxygen an essential and vital to sustain life on earth, very active and it combines with organic and inorganic compounds in our body. During cellular respiration, some oxygen molecules are converted into free radicals which are called oxidizing agents. A very unstable one that tries to combine with other compounds which can be damaging to our own body. We need to obtain Antioxidants and avoid free radicals.

Must be avoided : 
  • Saturated fats in our diet
  • Stress
  • Cigarette Smoking - Smoke (active and passive)
  • Heavy metals such as Mercury (the silver line in thermometer), Cadmium (burning of fossil fuels such as coal or oil) and Lead (ceramics, paint, pipe, solders, gasoline, batteries and cosmetics)
  • Hydrogen Peroxide ( use for skin bleaching and teeth whitening)
  • Ozone and nitrous oxide (from car and factory exhaust)
  • Medical X-Rays
  • Cosmic rays
  • Excessive sun exposure
  • Chemicals and compounds in food, water and air.
Oh my gee! We're living in unsafe planet. All those toxins and chemicals are part of our daily urban living.

Antioxidants nutrients : 
  • Vitamins A, C and E
  • Carotenoids (alpha-carotenoids, beta-carotenoids, lycopene, lutein and zeaxanthin)
  • Flavanoids
  • Vitamin B3 (form of niacin)
  • Vitamin B2
  • Vitamin B6
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Cysteine
  • Silymarin and
  • Pycnogenol  
Antioxidants destroy free radicals. Vitamins, enzymes and some minerals act as antioxidants in our body. And this should be included in our diet.

Herbs that act as antioxidant :
  • Garlic
  • Bilberry
  • Burdock
  • Turmeric (that contain curcumin)
  • Grape Seed Extract
  • Pine Bark Extract
  • Gingko Biloba
Glutathione and melatonin are two substance that are made and produce within our body which fight free radicals. Selenium working with Vitamin E and Zinc are two important minerals which act as antioxidant in the body.

There are handfuls of dietary supplements available at our convenience. One pill with the power of all can be easily be purchase in drugstore, even without doctor's prescription. But I still insist and suggest, consult your physician first before taking any of those pills. Better be safe than sorry! 


My three powerful Antioxidants!
Royalè L-Gluta POWER700
Royalè Grape Seed

Royalè- C

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