Friday, June 18, 2010

Mojoba Antioxidant

Antioxidant Baobab                                                Älykäs ravitsemus

Antioxidants help you to stay younger by protecting cells, tissues, skin and organs from damage. Every cell in your body uses oxygen to make energy. When cells in your body use oxygen to make energy, free radicals are produced. Thus, free radicals are caused by the body’s own natural processes, but our bodies have evolved to control and utilize them. The immune system in our bodies create or utilize free radicals in the body to neutralize viruses and bacteria.

When large number of free radicals are produced, our bodies can no longer cope up with it and oxidative stress results. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease and accelerate your aging process. Chronic oxidative stress leads to molecular damage and tissue injury. The damage to cell's DNA can pave way for cancer.

Antioxidants are nutrients in our foods that can prevent, or slow, the oxidative damage to our body by mopping away the free radicals. They neutralize free radicals by donating one of their own electrons, ending the electron-"stealing" reaction. This helps to prevent cell and tissue damage. 

Our Mojoba health supplement is one of the most nutritional fruits on the planet, with an ORAC value of over 50,000u/100g, Wild Harvest Pharma's baobab fruit powder has an antioxidant level more than double that of goji berries, and more than six times that of cranberries, blueberries and blackberries.

Many chronic and degenerative diseases, such as cancer, Alzheimer, Parkinson and heart disease are partly caused by oxidative stress, caused by free radicals. Antioxidants in foods, such as vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium and many phyto-chemicals can eliminate these free radicals.

There exist different methods to measure the antioxidant capacity of foods and phytochemicals: Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC), Ferric Ion Reducing Power (FRAP) and Trolox Equivalence Antioxidant Capacity (TEAC). 

The most popular method is the ORAC determination, which was developed by the National Institutes of Health in Baltimore. The ORAC method measures the inhibitory effect of the phytochemical on azo-induced oxidation of fluorescein. The fluorescent intensity of fluorescein decreases after the addition of the azo-initiator, which acts as a free radical generator. The degeneration of fluorescein becomes reduced by the presence of antioxidants.

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