Antioxidants are not some miracle drugs created by mankind. It is truly a
miracle created by Nature for our healthy existence. The only thing
unnatural about them, is its name given to it by mankind. Other than that, they are all natural!!!
Just because we can't see bacteria or virus, doesn't mean they do not exist. We only knew of these little inhabitants of our planet (and our bodies) through the advancement of science and technology.
with antioxidants, they have been here on Planet Earth from the beginning of time!!! -- It is only through the advancement of science and technology, we reached a
stage where they can be "uncovered" - and this is only as recent as 50 odd years ago.
Even in the era where they were "unknown" to us, they were already "be of service" man and animals, to provide optimal health for man and beasts alike. Only through the advancement of science and technology that we are now more able to understand the workings of antioxidants to be able to use them better, to help us in our health journey.
Hence, Antioxidants are a Miracle but a Miracle of Nature's Own.
So, what is this Miracle of Nature made of ?
It is but a compound/substance that:
They can be, either :
However they are obtained, or whether they are fat or water soluble, they provide the defense for our cells against Free Radicals. (Check out our article on Free Radicals). Free Radicals are known to cause damage to our cells, causing diseases as a result.
Anitioxidants, on the other hand, defend our cells against Free Radicals by :
As a result, Antioxidants helps the body to :
So, how do these worker-bees work, for our health?
For ease of explanation:
I) The Direct Method - where they work directly on the Free Radicals
And as science has it, we can further break-down this method into:
A) "chain-breaking" effect - where one antioxidant neutralizes a free radical, and it becomes a free radical in the process but of a lesser potency, and another antioxidant comes along to neutralize the antioxidants which have become (the lesser potent) free radicals in their quest to neutralize the (real) Free Radicals. And so, the "chain" reaction begins ... until the "last" antioxidant while having become a free radical in the free radical in the process, but is such a weak free radical that it cannot do any damage to the cells.
B) the direct neutralizing effect - where the antioxidant on encountering the Free Radical, "bond" with the free radical to neutralize the Free Radical
II) The Indirect Method - where they help to induce or produce other antioxidants.
So, as you can see, science have come a long way in finding out more and more of our friendly cell and health protector!
According to the book, "The Antioxidants Miracle", antioxidants generally work together -- the chain-breaking types -- to provide the defense the cells and the body, need from Free Radicals.
As such, it is always recommended to take multi-antioxidants, at the same time. Not because they can't work alone, but because they work best together! Their potency, when they work together, is more than if they work alone!
In particular, a group of antioxidants
works very well together, called the "Antioxidant Network" made up of :
However, the other antioxidants, though not included in this "network", support or enhance the work of this network, such as :
said that, the Flavanoids and Carotenoids work well on their own, too,
just that they do support the workings of the Antioxidants Network
group, and other antioxidants, for that matter.
Antioxidant has been hailed as the best defense agent against Free Radicals, the culprits of many diseases.
According to the Packer Plan (from the book "The Antioxidant Miracle"), "it is virtually impossible to get the optimal amount of antioxidants through food alone", and hence, we need to supplement our intake.
Super Lutein is a supplement rich in antioxidants, and can help you to achieve optimal health, if that is indeed your target!
That's right! We are talking of the gas itself! The Hydrogen in its natural form, as a type of gas!
Hydrogen is the best "direct neutralizing effect" (see writings above, for how it works) antioxidant around! It is one that can work alone ...
Hydrogen as a supplement has been in the Japanese market for decades! Yes, the fountain on youth has been kept a long secret in Japan!
Izumio is a supplement rich in antioxidants, and can help you to achieve optimal health and optimal beauty, if that is indeed your target!
Go on, pamper yourself ... you deserve it!
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