Thursday, October 21, 2010

Around the World of Antioxidants - What are Antioxidants?

What is the meaning of Antioxidant? The prefix ‘Anti’ means Against. Oxidant is a substance which can oxidizes another substance. Antioxidants are agents to fight against oxidation.

We can see oxidation happens everywhere in our life. You can see rust on cans, metals, even fruits or vegetables after few weeks in refrigerator. That is because individual cell start to directly contact with air, oxygen molecules start to breakdown the surfaces.

Oxidation also happens in human body. Our body is oxidizing every minute when we eat and breath. The by-product of oxidation in human body is called Free Radical.

Free radicals are molecules, those molecules either have too less or too much electron, so in order to stabilize themselves, they have to borrow a electron or give extra electron to other molecules by attacking. This chain reactions cause our body cell destruction, speed up aging process, and several diseases like cataracts, cancer, heart problems.

The functions of antioxidants are to fight with free radicals by binding with harmful molecules to decrease their destructive power, and to help to repair damages already sustained by cells.

Our body can produce certain antioxidant enzymes. Most well known ones are Superoxide Dismutase, Catalase, Glutathione.

Most of antioxidants can be found in foods. Most of dark green leafy vegetables, fruits like grape, Moringa, acai, tea all contain various antioxidants.

Moringa also call Moringa Oleifera or Malunggay in Philippines. It is tree has been grown in tropical countries like India, Thailand, Africa, Philippines for more than 2,000 years. Every parts of Moringa tree are mother nature’s best gift to living being on earth. Local people have been enjoyed Moringa as food and medicine.

Moringa leaves contain seven types of Vitamins, six types of Minerals, and 18 types of Amino acids including all essential Amino Acids, 46 types of Antioxidants. These plant based antioxidants are very easy absorbed by our body.

Natural Ease manufactures Moringa Max capsules in USA GMP certified facility.

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