Antioxidants - Your Best Defense Against Disease and Aging

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Antioxidants - Your Best Defense Against Disease and Aging

By: Brad Bahr

Studies support the benefits of eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. This is due to their high antioxidant value. Why are antioxidants so important? Because they have a proven track record of fighting free radicals.

Your body is being constantly attacked by very harmful substances known as free radicals or oxygen radicals. Free radicals can destroy your cells, tissues and organs.

Free radicals are highly unstable molecules that are naturally formed inside our bodies by the process of oxidation. They are normal by products of everyday functions like digestion and physical activity. Free radicals also come from outside sources, such as smoking, environmental pollution, and synthetic chemicals that are added to our water and food.

We are also all exposed daily to polluted air, ingest oxidized or partially rancid foods, and oxidizing radiations from the sun and various electrical appliances.

Free radicals lack one electron making them chemically unstable. To stabilize themselves, they attack any other substance within reach and steel an electron from it. This process creates a new free radical, which repeats the process, producing a "domino effect." When this reaction is uncontrolled, it can generate millions of free radicals within seconds.

Fortunately our bodies come equipped with a free radical fighting mechanism. It consists of specialized enzymes that have a "spare" electron that they can give away without turning into free radicals. In order to protect us, the enzymes need help from certain substances known as antioxidants.

The antioxidant value of any food or supplement can be determined by it's ORAC rating. ORAC means Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. According to the University of Michigan, Comprehensive Cancer Center, the measurement of ORAC is a way to measure how many oxygen radicals a specific food can absorb. The more oxygen radicals a food can absorb, the higher its ORAC score. The higher its score... the more that food or supplement will help you fight diseases like cancer and heart disease.

Most experts agree that we should consume 5,000 ORAC units per day to effectively fight free radicals in the body. Sadly, most of us average around 1,200 units per day. Not nearly enough to protect us from the common ciseases of aging.

One of the best sources of antioxidants are berries and fruits. Most of us would have a very hard time eating the large amounts necessary to reach 5,000 ORAC units per day. For this reason, high ORAC supplements have been created. They contain berry and fruit extracts with a known ORAC rating. These supplements are inexpensive and provide many health benefits to your entire body and brain. Many people use these supplements as part of an anti-aging program. Keeping your cells from being destroyed goes a long way to staying healthy and young.

About The Author

Brad Bahr is the author of many health related articles and websites. He has been testing and reviewing health supplements for many years. You can find more interesting health related articles at his website: http://www.findustuff.com

brad.bahr@findustuff.com

Comments

Sareena 16.01.2010. 02:56

How many mg of antioxidants should a person get each day? And what do antioxidants really even do for the body?

Sareena

Admin 16.01.2010. 02:56

There is no set amount that a person should take but this is some information on antioxidants.

Antioxidants are molecules which can safely interact with free radicals and terminate the chain reaction before vital molecules are damaged. Although there are several enzyme systems within the body that scavenge free radicals, the principle micronutrient (vitamin) antioxidants are vitamin E, beta-carotene, and vitamin C. Additionally, selenium, a trace metal that is required for proper function of one of the body's antioxidant enzyme systems, is sometimes included in this category. The body cannot manufacture these micronutrients so they must be supplied in the diet.

Vitamin E : d-alpha tocopherol. A fat soluble vitamin present in nuts, seeds, vegetable and fish oils, whole grains (esp. wheat germ), fortified cereals, and apricots. Current recommended daily allowance (RDA) is 15 IU per day for men and 12 IU per day for women.

Vitamin C : Ascorbic acid is a water soluble vitamin present in citrus fruits and juices, green peppers, cabbage, spinach, broccoli, kale, cantaloupe, kiwi, and strawberries. The RDA is 60 mg per day. Intake above 2000 mg may be associated with adverse side effects in some individuals.

Beta-carotene is a precursor to vitamin A (retinol) and is present in liver, egg yolk, milk, butter, spinach, carrots, squash, broccoli, yams, tomato, cantaloupe, peaches, and grains. Because beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A by the body there is no set requirement. Instead the RDA is expressed as retinol equivalents (RE), to clarify the relationship. (NOTE: Vitamin A has no antioxidant properties and can be quite toxic when taken in excess.)


Preventing cancer and heart disease -- do antioxidants help?

Epidemiologic observations show lower cancer rates in people whose diets are rich in fruits and vegetables. This has lead to the theory that these diets contain substances, possibly antioxidants, which protect against the development of cancer. There is currently intense scientific investigation into this topic. Thus far, none of the large, well designed studies have shown that dietary supplementation with extra antioxidants reduces the risk of developing cancer. In fact one study demonstrated an increased risk of lung cancer in male smokers who took antioxidants vs. male smoker who did not supplement. Whether this effect was from the antioxidants is unknown but it does raise the issue that antioxidants may be harmful under certain conditions.

Antioxidants are also thought to have a role in slowing the aging process and preventing heart disease and strokes, but the data is still inconclusive. Therefore from a public health perspective it is premature to make recommendations regarding antioxidant supplements and disease prevention. New data from ongoing studies will be available in the next few years and will shed more light on this constantly evolving area. Perhaps the best advice, which comes from several authorities in cancer prevention, is to eat 5 servings of fruit or vegetables per day.


Exercise and oxidative damage

Endurance exercise can increase oxygen utilization from 10 to 20 times over the resting state. This greatly increases the generation of free radicals, prompting concern about enhanced damage to muscles and other tissues. The question that arises is, how effectively can athletes defend against the increased free radicals resulting from exercise? Do athletes need to take extra antioxidants?

Because it is not possible to directly measure free radicals in the body, scientists have approached this question by measuring the by-products that result from free radical reactions. If the generation of free radicals exceeds the antioxidant defenses then one would expect to see more of these by-products. These measurements have been performed in athletes under a variety of conditions.

Several interesting concepts have emerged from these types of experimental studies. Regular physical exercise enhances the antioxidant defense system and protects against exercise induced free radical damage. This is an important finding because it shows how smart the body is about adapting to the demands of exercise. These changes occur slowly over time and appear to parallel other adaptations to exercise.

On the other hand, intense exercise in untrained individuals overwhelms defenses resulting in increased free radical damage. Thus, the "weekend warrior" who is predominantly sedentary during the week but engages in vigorous bouts of exercise during the weekend may be doing more harm than good. To this end there are many factors which may determine whether exercise induced free radical damage occurs, including degree of conditioning of the athlete, intensity of exercise, and diet.


Can antioxidant supplements prevent exercise induced damage or enhance recovery from exercise?

Although it is well known that vitamin deficiencies can create difficulties in training and recovery, the role of antioxidant supplementation in a well nourished athlete is controversial. The experimental studies are often conflicting and conclusions are difficult to reach. Nevertheless, most of the data suggest that increased intake of vitamin E is protective against exercise induced oxidative damage. It is hypothesized that vitamin E is also involved in the recovery process following exercise. Currently, the amount of vitamin E needed to produce these effects is unknown. The diet may supply enough vitamin E in most athletes, but some may require supplementation. There is no firm data to support the use of increased amounts of the other antioxidants.


Performance

In general, antioxidant supplements have not been shown to be useful as performance enhancers. The one exception to this is vitamin E which has been shown to be useful in athletes exercising at high altitudes. A placebo controlled study done on mountaineers demonstrated less free radical damage and decline in anaerobic threshold in those athletes supplemented with vitamin E. Although difficult to generalize, this finding suggests that supplementation with vitamin E might be beneficial in those triathletes who are adapting to higher elevations.


How much is enough?

Although there is little doubt that antioxidants are a necessary component for good health, no one knows if supplements should be taken and, if so, how much. Antioxidants supplements were once thought to be harmless but increasingly we are becoming aware of interactions and potential toxicity. It is interesting to note that, in the normal concentrations found in the body, vitamin C and beta-carotene are antioxidants; but at higher concentrations they are pro-oxidants and, thus, harmful. Also, very little is known about the long term consequences of megadoses of antioxidants. The body's finely tuned mechanisms are carefully balanced to withstand a variety of insults. Taking chemicals without a complete understanding of all of their effects may disrupt this balance.


Recommendations

* Follow a balanced training program that emphasizes regular exercise and eat 5 servings of fruit or vegetables per day. This will ensure that you are developing your inherent antioxidant systems and that your diet is providing the necessary components.
* Weekend warriors should strongly consider a more balanced approach to exercise. Failing that, consider supplementation.
* For extremely demanding races (such as an ultradistance event), or when adapting to high altitude, consider taking a vitamin E supplement (100 to 200 IU, approximately 10 times the RDA) per day for several weeks up to and following the race.
* Look for upcoming FDA recommendations, but be wary of advertising and media hype.
* Do not oversupplement.

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michelle10477 10.04.2008. 17:37

Which combination of supplements are best to take for overall health/immunity? I've heard spirulina is great along with vitamin c and primal defense from garden of life (a probiotic). Any other suggestions?

michelle10477

Admin 10.04.2008. 17:37

Glutathione is the most powerful antioxidant present in our body and it helps defend against every illness including infections, toxins & diseases like HIV, Stress from biologics, Stress, Radiation sickness, Viral infections, Uvetis, Undesired cell apotheosis, t- lymphocyte stimulator, Pulmonary o2 toxins, Performance enhancer, Parkinson's, Spinal coed trauma, Sepis syndrome, Rheumatoid arthritis, etc.

Max GXL is formulated to strengthen your immune system, and provide optimal health, greater energy, and enhanced athletic performance. It provides proper nutrients that develops & absorbs glutathione. Max GXL will detoxify your liver & thus help the liver to function as the main production site and storehouse for glutathione.

For proper body functioning & staying healthy, Max GXL is a must. Max GXL helps your body naturally produce an adequate supply of Glutathione which protects you from harmful affects of stress & over exertion, and is critical to optimal brain function. So if you are tired, overworked, aging or having other related problems, you need MAX GXL. It's basically a Glutathione accelerator which will naturally increase your energy, detoxify your body and improve your immune system.

Here is a link to what I believe is the best article (in general) about Glutathione.

http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/glutathione-new-supplement-on-block

Feel free to contact me for more information.

Best Wishes,

Rex White
503-463-7336
rexwhiteppl@gmail.com

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Mannequin 26.04.2008. 22:58

How do I increase my energy for night-shift? Fellow graveyard workers, I've just started to work the graveyard shift (10pm-7am) and I'm having a hard time being as focused and as energetic as I would be on day shift. I know some adjustment is necessairy, but are their any tips and/or dietary changes that might help my body?
I welcome any advice
Thank you!

Mannequin

Admin 26.04.2008. 22:58

Glutathione: The Body's Master Antioxidant glutathione (GSH) is a small protein produced naturally in our cells when certain required elements are present. It functions both as an antioxidant and an antitoxin and is a major defense system against illness and aging. Our glutathione level actually indicates our state of health and can predict longevity. Although there are more than 60,000 published papers on the beneficial effects of glutathione replacement, it is still largely ignored by mainstream medicine. . In the near future the importance of glutathione will be widely recognized because it has the ability to boost the immune system and fight off the damage of free radicals on the cells.

Glutathione has been shown to slow down the aging process, detoxify and improve liver function, strengthen the immune system, and reduce the chances of developing cancer. Glutathione also works to help improve mental functions, increase energy, improve concentration, permit increased exercise, and improve heart and lung function - just to name a few.

Increasing Age and Other Factors Reduce the Body?s Production and Utilization of GSH. Research has shown that individuals who have low levels of glutathione are susceptible to chronic illness. Research shows that GSH levels decline by 8% to 12% per decade, beginning at the age of 20. Levels of glutathione are further reduced by continual stress upon the immune system such as illness, infection, and environmental toxins. As we now know, a lowered immune system can bring about illness and disease. This is a ferocious cycle. While you need glutathione for a productive immune system, a weakened immune system hampers the production of glutathione.

Supplements Containing Glutathione Alone Will NOT Increase the Body?s GSH Levels. It is pointless to purchase supplements that merely contain glutathione, because the digestive system breaks down ingested glutathione and it will not be absorbed into your system. On the other hand, MaxGXL? provides the proper nutrients needed to promote the body's own ability to manufacture and absorb glutathione. MaxGXL? also aids in liver support by destroying environmental poisons helping the liver to function as the main production site and storehouse for glutathione.

Check out http://www.maximumglutathione.com

Feel free to contact me if you have any quesitons.

Best Wishes,
Rex White
503-463-7336
rexwhiteppl@gmail.com

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Jack C 12.05.2008. 15:56

What can i do to keep my energy levels up during the day? I normally eat weetabix and a banana for breakfast, a sandwhich for lunch and a normal meat and vegetable dinner. I'm very active, I play rugby at the weekend and train twice a week. I get enough sleep during the week, normally at least 7-8 hours. I don't drink too much, only at the weekends. What can i do to stop my energy levels plummeting around 2pm???

Jack C

Admin 12.05.2008. 15:56

I would highly recommend that you look into glutathione. Glutathione: The Body's Master Antioxidant glutathione (GSH) is a small protein produced naturally in our cells when certain required elements are present. It functions both as an antioxidant and an antitoxin and is a major defense system against illness and aging. Our glutathione level actually indicates our state of health and can predict longevity. Although there are more than 60,000 published papers on the beneficial effects of glutathione replacement, it is still largely ignored by mainstream medicine. . In the near future the importance of glutathione will be widely recognized because it has the ability to boost the immune system and fight off the damage of free radicals on the cells.

Glutathione has been shown to slow down the aging process, detoxify and improve liver function, strengthen the immune system, and reduce the chances of developing cancer. Glutathione also works to help improve mental functions, increase energy, improve concentration, permit increased exercise, and improve heart and lung function - just to name a few.

Increasing age and other factors reduce the body?s production and utilization of GSH. Research has shown that individuals who have low levels of glutathione are susceptible to chronic illness. Research shows that GSH levels decline by 8% to 12% per decade, beginning at the age of 20. Levels of glutathione are further reduced by continual stress upon the immune system such as illness, infection, and environmental toxins. As we now know, a lowered immune system can bring about illness and disease. This is a ferocious cycle. While you need glutathione for a productive immune system, a weakened immune system hampers the production of glutathione.

Supplements Containing Glutathione Alone Will NOT Increase the Body?s GSH Levels. It is pointless to purchase supplements that merely contain glutathione, because the digestive system breaks down ingested glutathione and it will not be absorbed into your system. On the other hand, MaxGXL? provides the proper nutrients needed to promote the body's own ability to manufacture and absorb glutathione. MaxGXL? also aids in liver support by destroying environmental poisons helping the liver to function as the main production site and storehouse for glutathione.

Check it out at http://www.maxgxl.com/MyVideoProject.swf

Email or me if you have any questions.

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morethanitseems 27.11.2006. 02:52

What are the differences between flavonoids and antioxidants? like in chocolate...please explain....I'm doing a research paper.

morethanitseems

Admin 27.11.2006. 02:52

Flavonoids are polyphenolic compounds that are ubiquitous in nature and are categorized, according to chemical structure, into flavonols, flavones, flavanones, isoflavones, catechins, anthocyanidins and chalcones. Over 4,000 flavonoids have been identified, many of which occur in fruits, vegetables and beverages (tea, coffee, beer, wine and fruit drinks). The flavonoids have aroused considerable interest recently because of their potential beneficial effects on human health-they have been reported to have antiviral, anti-allergic, antiplatelet, anti-inflammatory, antitumor and antioxidant activities.

Antioxidants are compounds that protect cells against the damaging effects of reactive oxygen species, such as singlet oxygen, superoxide, peroxyl radicals, hydroxyl radicals and peroxynitrite. An imbalance between antioxidants and reactive oxygen species results in oxidative stress, leading to cellular damage. Oxidative stress has been linked to cancer, aging, atherosclerosis, ischemic injury, inflammation and neurodegenerative diseases (Parkinson's and Alzheimer's).
The recognized dietary antioxidants are vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, and carotenoids. However, recent studies have demonstrated that flavonoids found in fruits and vegetables may also act as antioxidants. Like alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E), flavonoids contain chemical structural elements that may be responsible for their antioxidant activities. A recent study by Dr. van Acker and his colleagues in the Netherlands suggests that flavonoids can replace vitamin E as chain-breaking anti- oxidants in liver microsomal membranes. The contribution of flavonoids to the antioxidant defense system may be substantial considering that the total daily intake of flavonoids can range from 50 to 800 mg. This intake is high compared to the average daily intake of other dietary antioxidants like vitamin C (70 mg), vitamin E (7-10 mg) or carotenoids (2-3 mg). Flavonoid intake depends upon the consumption of fruits, vegetables, and certain beverages, such as red wine, tea, and beer. The high consumption of tea and wine may be most influential on total flavonoid intake in certain groups of people.

The oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) has been recognized to play an important role in atherosclerosis. Immune system cells called macrophages recognize and engulf oxidized LDL, a process that leads to the formation of atherosclerotic plaques in the arterial wall. LDL oxidation can be induced by macrophages and can also be catalyzed by metal ions like copper. Several studies have shown that certain flavonoids can protect LDL from being oxidized by these two mechanisms.

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Adam M. 13.11.2008. 20:51

What vitamins help delay aging and prevent wrinkles on skin? vitamins that will help retain a younger look?



please be true to the question, im asking for vitamins because I already know about diet/excercise. im asking because the vitamin part is what i dont know

Adam M.

Admin 13.11.2008. 20:51

Hi there Adam, well, we all want to look younger, don't we?

There are two type of vitamins, C and E, that functions to protect the body from the harmful effects of free radicals. Free radicals are basicly what is destroying our body cells. And one of the foremost theory of aging is the free-radical aging theory. So this is the cause of you getting to look old.

For more information about that, you can read my other article, or read below.

Antioxidants neutralize free radicals by donating it?s electron. This will end the free radicals chain reaction in the body. Antioxidants can do this because they are stable in shape, they act as scavengers, to prevent cells and tissues damage that can lead to cell damage and disease. One of the suspected diseases related to free radicals is heart disease, alzheimers, and many more.

What about Vitamin E?

This is the most common fat-soluble antioxidants in the body. One of the most effective means of opening a chain of antioxidants available. Suffice to say, it?s the main defender against oxidation. The main bulwark against each other lipids (the formation of unstable molecules containing more oxygen than normal). Vitamin E May protect against cardiovascular disease in the defense against LDL oxidation and the blockage of the arteries. It also promotes good skin health.

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Cool_dude 02.07.2009. 15:40

What is the best way to cure tonsillitis naturally ? Hi

Like I said how to cure tonsillitis naturally ?

I have it and it is pretty painful but I dont wanna have surgery or whatever..isnt there a way to cure tonsillitis naturally ?

Cool_dude

Admin 02.07.2009. 15:40

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It seems that every time you open your local newspaper you are reading about yet another viral infection or epidemic that is rapidly spreading across the globe. First it was SARS and then it was the West Nile Virus. Then came Mad Cow's disease. All of these diseases have one thing in common. There is really no treatment except for supportive care. The best way to avoid these diseases is to have a strong immune system and avoid exposure as much as possible. But how can we totally avoid them. Have you ever been bit by a mosquito or traveled in a plane? If you are living, there is no way you can avoid being exposed. However, the one element that you can control is enhancing your immune system with the use of nutritional supplements.

It has been documented over and over in our medical literature that you are able to enhance and boost your immune system with the use of nutritional supplements at their optimal levels. Cellular nutrition is the start. This is providing the body with all of the nutrients at their optimal level that has been shown to provide a health benefit in our medical literature. The same micronutrients that are able to optimize our antioxidant defense system can also optimize our immune system. However, it does take time. For children and young adults (younger than age 30), it takes at least 6 months to build up your immune system. For older adults, it has been shown that it takes over a year of supplementation to completely optimize your immune system. Therefore, it is critical that you begin right now and build up your immune system. This is your best defense against any of viral diseases.
Minimal support for Cellular Nutrition
My minimal recommendation for creating cellular nutrition is to simply take an Antioxidant Tablet and Mineral Tablet that contains as close to the recommended nutrients you can see by clicking on each particular nutrient or tablet. Several nutritional companies are now combining most of these nutrients into one or two different tablets, which makes it much more convenient to get the cellular nutrition that I recommend. The Antioxidant and Mineral Tablets need to offer the cell ALL of the antioxidants, B cofactors, and antioxidant minerals needed by the cell at ideal levels. In order to achieve the best results, in general I recommend taking 2 Antioxidant Tablets and 2 Mineral Tablets in the AM with breakfast and in the PM with your evening meal. Now the exact amount may vary with the particular nutritional company you choose; however, nutritionals should always be taken with food because of better absorption and better tolerance.

Optimal support for Cellular Nutrition
For the most favorable results for basic cellular nutrition, I also recommend adding to the Antioxidant Tablet and Mineral Tablet some additional Calcium/Magnesium Tablets and essential fats. You are able to get additional essential fatty acids from high-quality Flax Seed Oil or pharmaceutical-grade, filtered Fish Oil Capsules. These recommendations provide all the nutrients at their ideal levels creating the cellular nutrition I recommend in my book, What Your Doctor Doesn?t Know About Nutritional Medicine.

Enhancers
It is critical that you know the necessity of adding Enhancers, which contain additional potent antioxidants, to your foundational cellular nutrition for optimal results. Patients who are suffering from a chronic degenerative disease or illness are producing more free radicals and are under more oxidative stress than the average healthy individual. Therefore, adding potent Enhancers to the basic cellular nutrition I recommend offers you the best chance to bring this oxidative stress back under control. The synergy and increased potency created by this approach to nutritional medicine is why I?m able to get such consistent improvement in the health of my patients.

However, in order to suit each individual?s unique financial situation, I always offer both an optimal and a minimal plan for cellular nutrition and for adding Enhancers. Obviously, one?s improvement of their health will be more consistent with the optimal recommendations; however, a minimal regime can still produce significant improvement in your health.

Recommended Enhancers:

Optimal:
?Grape Seed Extract - 2 tablets daily
?CoQ10 - 2 Capsules daily
Minimal:
?Grape Seed Extract - 1 tablet daily
?CoQ10 - 1 capsule daily
Optimal Recommendations
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samuel 23.04.2008. 14:04

How can one increase energy level of body and mind? Is there any way to boost our physical and mental energy level so that we can perform more in day-to-day life? How can we defer feeling of tiredness?

samuel

Admin 23.04.2008. 14:04

Glutathione: The Body's Master Antioxidant glutathione (GSH) is a small protein produced naturally in our cells when certain required elements are present. It functions both as an antioxidant and an antitoxin and is a major defense system against illness and aging. Our glutathione level actually indicates our state of health and can predict longevity. Although there are more than 60,000 published papers on the beneficial effects of glutathione replacement, it is still largely ignored by mainstream medicine. . In the near future the importance of glutathione will be widely recognized because it has the ability to boost the immune system and fight off the damage of free radicals on the cells.

Glutathione has been shown to slow down the aging process, detoxify and improve liver function, strengthen the immune system, and reduce the chances of developing cancer. Glutathione also works to help improve mental functions, increase energy, improve concentration, permit increased exercise, and improve heart and lung function - just to name a few.

Increasing Age and Other Factors Reduce the Body?s Production and Utilization of GSH. Research has shown that individuals who have low levels of glutathione are susceptible to chronic illness. Research shows that GSH levels decline by 8% to 12% per decade, beginning at the age of 20. Levels of glutathione are further reduced by continual stress upon the immune system such as illness, infection, and environmental toxins. As we now know, a lowered immune system can bring about illness and disease. This is a ferocious cycle. While you need glutathione for a productive immune system, a weakened immune system hampers the production of glutathione.

Supplements Containing Glutathione Alone Will NOT Increase the Body?s GSH Levels. It is pointless to purchase supplements that merely contain glutathione, because the digestive system breaks down ingested glutathione and it will not be absorbed into your system. On the other hand, MaxGXL? provides the proper nutrients needed to promote the body's own ability to manufacture and absorb glutathione. MaxGXL? also aids in liver support by destroying environmental poisons helping the liver to function as the main production site and storehouse for glutathione.

Check out http://www.maximumglutathione.com

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Best Regards,

Rex White
503-463-7336
rexwhiteppl@gmail.com

Admin

grneyedgrly 05.05.2008. 18:41

Can anyone recommend a good supplement to take while I work out? I've been on a workout program for the last two weeks, I do about 45 min a day for 3 - 4 days a week. I wanted something to help boost my muscle but also burn fat. I'm a woman and not trying to BULK up but tone n' trim. Any suggestions?

grneyedgrly

Admin 05.05.2008. 18:41

I would highly recommend that you look into glutathione. Glutathione: The Body's Master Antioxidant glutathione (GSH) is a small protein produced naturally in our cells when certain required elements are present. It functions both as an antioxidant and an antitoxin and is a major defense system against illness and aging. Our glutathione level actually indicates our state of health and can predict longevity. Although there are more than 60,000 published papers on the beneficial effects of glutathione replacement, it is still largely ignored by mainstream medicine. . In the near future the importance of glutathione will be widely recognized because it has the ability to boost the immune system and fight off the damage of free radicals on the cells.

Glutathione has been shown to slow down the aging process, detoxify and improve liver function, strengthen the immune system, and reduce the chances of developing cancer. Glutathione also works to help improve mental functions, increase energy, improve concentration, permit increased exercise, and improve heart and lung function - just to name a few.

Increasing Age and Other Factors Reduce the Body?s Production and Utilization of GSH. Research has shown that individuals who have low levels of glutathione are susceptible to chronic illness. Research shows that GSH levels decline by 8% to 12% per decade, beginning at the age of 20. Levels of glutathione are further reduced by continual stress upon the immune system such as illness, infection, and environmental toxins. As we now know, a lowered immune system can bring about illness and disease. This is a ferocious cycle. While you need glutathione for a productive immune system, a weakened immune system hampers the production of glutathione.

Supplements Containing Glutathione Alone Will NOT Increase the Body?s GSH Levels. It is pointless to purchase supplements that merely contain glutathione, because the digestive system breaks down ingested glutathione and it will not be absorbed into your system. On the other hand, MaxGXL? provides the proper nutrients needed to promote the body's own ability to manufacture and absorb glutathione. MaxGXL? also aids in liver support by destroying environmental poisons helping the liver to function as the main production site and storehouse for glutathione.

Check it out at http://www.maxgxl.com/MyVideoProject.swf

Email or call me if you have any questions.

Best Wishes,
Rex White
503-463-7336
rexwhiteppl@gmail.com

Admin

Aaron 01.08.2009. 22:57

Is that resveratrol is help to control the sugar? Can diabetes people will get benefits by using the resveratrol is it control the blood sugar.. Is it suggestible by doctors?

Aaron

Admin 01.08.2009. 22:57

Resveratrol Shown to Extend Your Life Span

The universal cause for aging has been discovered. Aging begins when the cell's DNA becomes damaged. This results to decreased ability to regulate the functions of the body, causing it to gradually deteriorate. Sirtuins is a substance that was found to help repair DNA damage. To do that, a person needs to have a sufficient intake of resveratrol, the activator of siruins. Not only does resveratrol prevent DNA and cell damage, it was also found effective in delivering cardioprotective and chemoprotective properties. In helping the body fight against the onslaught of life-threatening diseases and slow down the aging process, resveratrol is proven to extend your life span.

Longevity and health, these are just two of the things that resveratrol is known for. It is the powerful antioxidant that is produced by plants. In fact, this nutrient is produced by plants to serve as their defense against the diseases brought by pathogens such as fungi and bacteria. Hence, it is a powerful shield and protection against environmental stresses. While resveratrol is sourced from plants such as eucalyptus, spruce, and lily, it is most notably produced by grapes. In fact, high levels of resveratrol are found in red wine. Red wine is a good source of the nutrient but not grape juice since it did not go through the process of fermentation. Fermentation is one factor that is crucial to the production of resveratrol.

Grapes have always been known to deliver excellent health benefits. It contains vitamins C, B1 and B6 as well as minerals such as Potassium and Manganese. Hence, it is no surprise that the fruit has been making news as the source of the miracle nutrient- resveratrol. For years, the health benefits of wine have been made known to man. Never did it have significant purpose until the discovery of the resveratrol as the key to living long and living young.

The French Paradox, a study conducted in the people in France, claimed that French people are less likely to die young or die of heart diseases or cancer because of their daily wine consumption. As compared to American statistics, from which they share high-fat diet, the French population is rather enjoying better health. This is because the resveratrol found in red wine promotes low incidence of heart diseases; it improves blood circulation while delivering cardioprotective benefits. Aside from that, the nutrient has enough property to inhibit tumor activity and fight the progress of cancer.

Red wine contains high levels of resveratrol but it does not necessarily mean that drinking too much wine will be good. The notion that increasing wine intake would increase resveratrol intake will only do more harm than good. Regular and moderate intake of resveratrol can optimize the nutrient's benefit to the body. of course, like in other essential food nutrients, resveratrol is also made available in numerous forms of health supplements. With the continuous research done on resveratrol, more effective and convenient means of maintaining sufficient daily resveratrol intake will be available in the future.

The world has been living with pollution, stress, cholesterol, and toxin. For that reason, cardiovascular diseases, cancer and other related diseases has become the leading cause of death in any country. Understandably, without any protection against these harmful factors, the human body can easily become susceptible diseases. The discovery of resveratrol has given the public a new hope in fighting the diseases caused by the previously mentioned health hazards.

Visit this site

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