Free Radicals & Antioxidants...
Free Radicals in our Bodies
Airborn emissions, sunlight, chlorination, chemical sources and pollution may create
free radical damage to our body's cells causing oxidation.
Just what are free radicals?
Simply stated a free radical is an atom or molecule with an unpaired electron.
Unpaired electrons make for very unstable highly reactive atoms and/or molecules. Paired
electrons by way of contrast, are the characteristic of a far more stable state.
Researcher and writer, Michael Dye, explains it this way.
"This is a very hazardous, unnatural and unstable state, because electrons normally
come in pairs. This odd, unpaired electron in a free radical cause it to collide with
other molecules so it can steal an electron from them, which changes the structure of
these other molecules and causes them to also become free radicals. This can create a self
perpetuating chain reaction, in which the structure of millions of molecules are affected
in a matter of nanoseconds (a nanosecond is a billionth of a second), wreaking havoc with
our DNA, protein molecules, enzymes and cells."
How do free radicals get into
o From Within - as natural by-products of
biochemical reactions occurring in normal metabolic
functions, in the detoxification processes and in the
immune system defence.
o From Outside - free radicals (better
yet! - free radical
generating substances - Ed) can be found in the food
we eat, in our water supplies (especially after
and pollutants have entered into them), drugs and
medicine we ingest and the air we breathe.
o Our environment contributes immensely to the spread
of free radicals, as do processes like drugs,
pesticides, air pollutants, solvents, fried foods,
tobacco smoke, etc. - All the things most of us are
exposed to all the time.
What Can We Do?
"Free Radical Scavengers" (anti-oxidants) are key elements in the defence
system, which the body uses in order to neutralise the activity of these free radicals.
Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Beta-Carotene and Selenium among other nutritional benefits, have
strong anti-oxidant properties. We assume that you are already quite familiar with these
important nutrients and take them on a regular basis.
What you probably don't know about and what you need to find out about are the powerful
free radical scavengers called proanthocyandins ('Pycnogenols'). As free radical
scavengers, these substances are 50 times more powerful than Vitamin E and at least 20
times stronger than Vitamin C (one report we have seen indicates 1000 times stronger).
An even more recent discovery is Curcuminoids which are nature's most powerful and
aggressive antioxidants known today, which are about 3 times more powerful than
antioxidants from white and maritime pine bark and grape seed OPC extracts.
With the combination of these new discoveries we are now able to combat the effects that
free radicals have on our bodies.
o Revenol 60+OPCs (antioxidants)
o and the NEW Cascading Revenol 23
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