Monday, January 17, 2011
Antioxidants: Why We Need Them and How to Get Them
Today, many individuals routinely conduct their own research on the properties of various vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other natural substances that come to public attention said to improve the immune system, fend off viruses and disease, and cleanse the body of toxins. (That may well be what led you to this resource center.) And it is for this reason that most everyone today is familiar with those things called antioxidants. But while most are aware that these mysterious substances are good for the human body, far fewer know why. In the nutshell, science has identified “oxidation” of the body’s internal molecules as a prime causal factor in contracting a wide range of diseases--everything from cancer to arteriosclerosis to cataracts. Fortunately, antioxidants–Vitamins C, E, as well as flavonoids and carotenoids–have been well documented as having the ability to inhibit oxidation of these molecules and thus assist the body in warding off ailments when used as preventative agents (as opposed to using them as curative or therapeutic). Read more . . .