Antioxidant - Duke's Materia Tonica

December 17, 2020 21:48

Tonic Tinctures Antioxidant Benefits

Antioxidant

tonic that contains commonly found beneficial constituents ^, known as antioxidants ^, that neutralize free-radicals which are produced by the body and from environmental toxins ^, which reduce oxidative damage to cellular lipids, blood, vascular tissues and DNA/RNA ^.

An easy way to think of antioxidants is ^"...[one] may get the idea if you describe antioxidants as vitamin 'superheroes' who fight the chemical 'bad guys' that try to make you sick."

Antioxidants, as part of holistic diet maintain wellness ^, whereas limited vitamin and mineral supplementation is ineffective ^, but habitual daily consumption of plant-derived antioxidants maintain energy metabolism for healthy living ^.

Oxygen, which causes oxidation and free-radicals, is required for energy metabolism ^ and antioxidants donate an electron to free-radicals ^ so that the free-radicals don't damage tissues during the release of energy during oxidation ^.

Maintaining health with continuous phytonutrient consumption ^ from antioxidant-rich food and food supplements is best to manage oxidative stress ^. Indeed, spices, herbs and berries are the best antioxidant choices ^, as well as tonic herbs and superfoods ^.

The standard for antioxidant evaluation is ORAC, which means Oxygen Radical Absorbency Capacity ^, and the holistic nutritive combination of nutrients in whole foods sources supply the most effective ORAC ^.

Gynostemma (Jiaogulan) Antioxidant:

Schisandra Antioxidant:

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