- The body’s most powerful detoxifier and antioxidant. - It protects cells and tissue from oxidant damage. - It inhibits the formation and protects against cellular damage from free radicals. - It protects cells from cellular damage and tissues of the arteries, the brain, heart, liver, kidneys, lungs, and skin.
Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA)
- A powerful antioxidant. - The redox potential of ALA is higher than that of vitamin C or glutathione making it a very potent antioxidant. - Can move into all parts of cells to deactivate free radicals. - Can cross the blood-brain barrier and pass easily into the brain. - Studies show that ALA can protect brain cells that are exposed to free radical damage due to increased oxidant stress or stroke. - Helps detoxify the liver of metal pollutants. - Has been used as a therapeutic agent in a number of conditions relating to liver disease. - Boost the body’s production of Glutathione and aids in the absorption of CoQ10. - Glutathione being the liver and body's detoxifier. - Glutathione detoxifies the body of metals, Aluminium being linked to Alzheimer's. - May also help people with Alzheimer's disease. - Significantly enhances biliary excretion of inorganic mercury in animal experiments. - May help reduce the risk for atherosclerosis by more than one mechanism. - Has anti-aging effects. - The amount of glycated proteins in our body increases as we age and there is evidence to show that ALA is able to block or reduce the process of glycation in tissues. - Needed to convert glucose (blood sugar) into energy.
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
- A powerful antioxidant. - Necessary for the basic function of cells. - Stimulates and helps the immune system. - Has a critical role in the production of energy in every cell of the body. - Helps the cells mitochondria metabolize fats and carbohydrates. - Increases circulation and tissue oxygenation. - Helps maintain the flexibility of cell membranes. - Has anti-aging properties. - Some research has shown it to be effective against tumors and leukemia with animals. - CoQ10 like Glutathione decreases as we age. - CoQ10 like Glutathione seems to be lower in patients with chronic disease. - Deficiences of CoQ10 is also linked with periodontal disease, diabetes, and musculardystrophy. - People with heart failure have been found to have lower levels of CoQ10 in heart muscle cells. - Lower levels of CoQ10 have been observed in people with Parkinson's disease. - Statins can reduce serum levels of CoQ10 by up to 40%.
- Research indicates that a particular type of polyphenolin called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) found in green tea is able to penetrate the body’s cells and shield DNA from hydrogen peroxide, a potent free radical.
- The pineal hormone. - A powerful antioxidant, free radical scavenger, and singlet oxygen quencher. - Melatonin can penetrate any cell in the body. - One of the few antioxidants that can penetrate the mitochondria. - Melatonin stimulates the enzyme glutathione peroxidase.
Curcumin (Turmeric) spice
- A powerful antioxidant. - Acts as a blood-thinner. - Stops the oxidation of cholesterol and protects against the formation of plaque in the arteries. - It stops precancerous changes within DNA and interferes with enzymes necessary for cancer progression. - Acts as an anti-inflammatory.
- Keeps capillary walls strong and flexible. - Enhances the blood supply to the nervous system. - Can provide up to fifty times the anti-oxidant protection of vitamin E. - Supports and strengthens collagen structures. - Helps maintain the flexibility of the red blood cell walls. - Has anti-aging and anti-carcinogenic effects. - Acts as an anti-inflammatory.
- A powerful antioxidant. - A scavenger of hydrogen peroxide, superoxide, and hydroxyl radicals.