Nutritional supplements are not only beneficial for
nutrition but essential for reducing the destructive
effects of free radicals in the body.
Free radicals are highly reactive compounds that are created in the body during normal metabolic functions or introduced from the environment. Free radicals are inherently unstable, since they contain "extra" energy. To reduce their energy load, free radicals react with certain chemicals in the body, and in the process, interfere with the cells’ ability to function normally.
Free radicals are believed to play a role in more than sixty different health conditions, including the aging process, cancer, and artherosclerosis. Reducing exposure to free radicals and increasing intake of antioxidant nutrients has the potential to reduce the risk of free radical-related health problems.
Free radicals can be neutralized by supplementing your diet with nutrients referred to as antioxidants, also referred to as free radical scavengers. Antioxidants work in several ways: they may reduce the energy of the free radical, stop the free radical from forming in the first place, or interrupt an oxidizing chain reaction to minimize the damage caused by free radicals.
Therefore, ample supplementation of a diet with antioxidants especially in western civilization and more especially in that portion of our culture that survives daily on a poor diet, which is loaded with free radical producing substances, is extremely important. Unfortunately, those individuals are the very individuals who need a substantial intake of antioxidants the most. And it is these same individuals who are taking supplements of antioxidants the very least.
Antioxidants can be found in a number of important diet and supplement related compounds. For example there are four enzymes that have a strong tendency to neutralize free radicals including super oxide dismutase (SOD), Methionine reductase, Catalase, and Glutathione peroxidase. These four enzymes are also essential enzymes, which the body makes on its own. However, the body often is unable to do so and for various reasons make sufficient quantities to control effectively the ravages all of free radical damage. There are a number of other nutritional substances, which also act as antioxidants. The substances include vitamin A, beta-carotene, vitamin C, and vitamin E as well as the mineral selenium.
There are three potential sources of antioxidants, those produced by the body, those derived from certain food substances, and those taken as nutritional supplements. As was indicated, the body is often unable to produce sufficient quantities of antioxidants on its own. Equally unfortunate is the case that sufficient quantities of antioxidants are seldom able to be derived from food intake. Consequently, it becomes very important for many individuals to supplement their diet with compounds containing abundant levels of antioxidants. Synergistically, the body, food intake, the intake of supplements, work together to ward off the deleterious affects all of free radicals.
A healthy person should take note of free radicals. They are important because they have a strong tendency to impair the proper functioning of the immune system that leads to infections and a hoard of degenerative diseases including heart disease and cancer. Free radicals are considered to be unstable due to the existence of at least one unpaired electron. Electrons, being negatively charged particles, usually occur in pairs and it is the pairing of the electrons that creates stability. Unpaired electrons facilitate other atoms or molecules to bond with it in a chemical reaction. It is the ease in which they bond to other atoms and molecules that creates the potential danger. The danger exists due to the significant probability that overtime the ability and tendency to bond to other atoms can actually create a new substance, which can cause great harm to the body. Even though free radicals tend to exist for a very short period of time in Microseconds, even in this short period of time they can do their damage.
Consuming a wide variety of antioxidant enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and herbs may be the best way to provide the body with the most complete protection against free radical damage. Sterolandia 50 contains SOD as well as vitamin A, beta-carotene, vitamin C and vitamin E as well as the mineral selenium.
Real vitamins, minerals and the other bioavailable plant nutrients available from our nutritional supplements are efficient free radical scavengers.
Nutricare capsules consist of 600 mg plant sprouts in powder form containing Phytonutrients, Sterols/Sterolins, Digestive Enzymes, Vitamins and Minerals.
capsules consist of 300 mg of Nutricare and 300 mg of