Antioxidant - Duke's Materia Tonica
December 17, 2020 21:48
A 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 ^.
Antioxidants, as part of holistic diet maintain wellness, whereas limited vitamin and mineral supplementation for disease treatments are ineffective ^. 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:
- Gynostemma (Jiaogulan) manages oxidative stress and supports cell maintenance ^ from its flavonoid composition ^.