You are a very important person, just ask your family members, your Mom and Dad, your spouse. If you are alone in this world, ask yourself. You are a VIP and you want to stay safe and out of harms way. But who would want to harm you ? Not who but what.
Every day your DNA in every cell of your body is attacked at least 10,000 times by cell damaging forces called free radicals, and their main objective is to damage your healthy cells and make you sick. Free radicals are unstable oxygen molecules that have lost an electron and they are constantly trying to steal an electron from one of your healthy cells. They are formed as your body turns fuel into energy but they also enter your body as you inhale car exhaust, bug spray residue, second hand cigarette smoke, backyard BBQ smoke and a multitude of other sources.
If they are allowed to cruse throughout your body stealing electrons and multiplying, your health will soon pay the price. You are going to need some major help and fast.
Antioxidants can supply the help you will need to fight and defeat that free radical criminal that goes around stealing electrons. Your body produces free radicals but it also produces antioxidants. Sort of like two brothers, one is a minister and one is a thief. Some of these antioxidants are enzymes whose main objective is to attack and neutralize free radicals. But there is no guarantee they will succeed, they need your help. You can help by eating healthy organic plant based foods, by not smoking or consuming excessive amounts of alcohol, and by taking vitamin, mineral, and herbal supplements.
As you get older you will need more antioxidant help than you did when you were younger. Make the adjustments and stay diligent, your body will reward you with years of healthy service.
OK, you say, where can I get some of these antioxidants ? Just go to your local health store or simply order from their online selection.
Research on antioxidants revealed some interesting facts. It seems as if the most effective antioxidants are Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Carotenoids. Ascorbic acid, commonly known as Vitamin C, is one of the extremely talented players on the antioxidant team. It is extremely effective on it’s own or when teamed up with other antioxidants to fight free radicals that contribute to the formation of cancer and other serious diseases.
Vitamin C is classified as a water soluble vitamin and is necessary for the production of collagen which is essential for the formation of new cells and body tissue. When fighting the common cold, the best natural enemy is Vitamin C because it reduces the intensity of the cold by reducing the histamine level in your bloodstream by 45%. This is significant because histamine is the cause of the runny nose we have come to associate with a cold. But that’s not all.
Heart disease is public enemy number one. One scientific study showed a significant drop in deaths from heart disease among those who took Vitamin C supplements. The drop was less dramatic among those who got their Vitamin C from food. A reduced dosage is probably the reason. You cannot find a Vitamin C supplement for less than 500mg. One would have to eat a large volume of Vitamin C rich foods to get that dosage.
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