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Next generation antioxidants

March 6, 2017

Loreeebee on health & wellness, nature, gardens, and grandkids

Move over first generation antioxidants, next generation antioxidants are taking over in scientific research and our hopes for healthier lives.  First generation antioxidants, all the rage at the turn of the century, have proven to have fallen short of their miraculous promise to prevent and erase many diseases. Vitamins C and E, as well as selenium, were included in this group.

Think of oxidation as rust in our bodies.  Just as rust on our possessions (cars and tools etc) affects their appearance and function, oxidation in our bodies is not a good thing. We all know that plaque buildup in our arteries restricts the flow of blood throughout our bodies.  Oxidation of this plaque can cause brittle and sharp chunks of it to fall off damaging and even tearing our arteries.

Antioxidation means the prevention of oxidation over time. Anti-oxidants, therefore, are targeted at diseases associated with aging such as…

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