Antioxidants. A close view

Antioxidants and their power on human’s organism.

Some of the antioxidants are so powerful and so close to us but we don’t even know their names or the products that contain them.

Optimum nutrition super antioxidants and supplements high in antioxidants:

Bisabolol. It is contained in the flowers of chamomile. It has a calming and anti-inflammatory effect.

Melatonin. It represents a hormone which is produced in hypophysis. The speed of melatonin formation depends directly on the amount of light which enters the eye retina during 24 hours. It is considered to have a decisive role in regulation of sleep process and wakeful state. Due to its liposoluble character proprieties it penetrates easily the cell membranes, protecting them from peroxide oxidation.

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Carnosine. It is a dipeptide, which contains the histidine amino acid. It’s present in many tissues, especially in muscular tissue. Carnosine has strong antioxidant properties, a fact that made the dietary supplements and cosmetics manufacturers to use it in their products. It influences the activity of ferments and bind the heavy metals ions, decreasing their toxic effect. Lately, much attention is paid to the research of immune modulating and different healing properties of carnosine.

Bromelain. It is an extract of pineapple which contains a series of proteines – ferments which dissolve the proteins. The dietary supplements using bromelain are very popular. They have anti-inflammatory and fibrinolytic effects, decrease the blood pressure. In cases of local administration bromelain has the property to clean the wounds and increase their healing.

Curcumin. Curcumin is the active ingredient of the Indian spice turmeric. Over the last few decades hundreds of small scale studies haveproven scientifically what Indian people have known for centuries that curcumin has the ability to halt or prevent certain types of cancer, stop inflammation,improve cardiovascular health, prevent cataracts and kill or inhibit the toxic effects of certain microbes including fungi and dangerous parasites.

Ginkgo Biloba Extract. The Ginkgo tree is the oldest living tree on the planet. Ginkgo acts as a booster of blood flow to the brain and throughout the entire body. It increases metabolism efficiency, regulates neurotransmitters, and boosts oxygen levels in the brain which uses 20% of the body’s oxygen. Ginkgo has two groups of active substances, flavonoids and terpene lactones, including ginkgolides A, B, and C, bilobalide, quercetin, and kaempferol. The ginkgolides have been shown to control allergic inflammation, anaphylactic shock and asthma. In addition, Ginkgo is a powerful antioxidant.

Blue-green alga contain a wide range of antioxidants in the form of specific trace minerals, amino acids, vitamins, and especially pigments – an impressive variety of carotenes along with potent green and blue pigments. Depending on the source of blue-green algae, the amount of phycocyanin can range up to 15% of its dry weight.

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It’s never too late to learn and it’s never too late to find out something new. The antioxidants ‘lesson’ will be very useful to you next time you are doing your shopping.