What are Antioxidants?
The basic function of an antioxidant is to inhibit oxidation. Oxidation leads to the production of free radicals that may lead to cellular damage of organisms. Damage to cells can have detrimental effects on the overall well-being of an individual. The natural purpose of antioxidants is to terminate free radicals leading to healthy and efficient cellular activity.
WHAT ARE SUPER-ANTIOXIDANTS?
Super-Antioxidants are the master, or most potent, antioxidants in the cell. When handled correctly, they are able to unleash their incredible potential. Some of these Super-Antioxidants are superoxide dismutase, glutathione, resveratrol, hydroxytyrosol, and a few others that provide the maximum protection against free radicals and inflammation. Stopping inflammation at the source is its specialty.
How Do Antioxidants Function in the Body?
Free radicals are dangerous molecules as they are unstable. They look to gain more electrons to become stable, but until they do they can cause damage to cells, and even DNA. Antioxidants are molecules that are ready to share electrons with these free radicals, essentially neutralizing and disposing them. Antioxidants are essential to almost all chemical reactions happening in the body.
Why Does Aging Reduce the Ability to Make & Use Antioxidants?
With age, the body naturally loses the ability to make and recycle antioxidants. Aging caused by oxidative stress is the progressive loss of tissue and organ function. Providing a strong defense against oxidative stress can make all the difference for natural age progression and slow down its effects. Supplementing with Super-Antioxidants may be the key to impressive anti-aging benefits. Scientists have known and published numerous studies (Perricone, Pizzorno & Younus studies) about the untapped potential of antioxidants. These studies found all the key pathways antioxidants should work in, but without a functional product none have been able to produce these amazing results - until now!
What is the Master Antioxidant?
Glutathione is known as 'The Master Antioxidant' and requires delicate handling of its molecules from production until used to avoid oxidation. Reduced glutathione, or GSH, is one molecule that is ready to give up an electron to unstable substances that cause oxidative stress. By combining with these dangerous substances, GSH becomes the oxidized version of itself, or GSSG.
Generally, antioxidants go through the redox cycle and are able to be used multiple times. However, once these antioxidants become reduced and stop a dangerous particle, they become oxidized rendering them ineffective. Aging lessens our ability to put glutathione through the redox cycle, leading to increasingly severe oxidative damage causing cells to become less efficient over time. This, along with several other factors, leads to age progression which can be slowed when oxidative stress is minimized.
Previously, it was not possible to preserve effective forms of these Super-Antioxidants for adequate human use. However, with our patented delivery system, AO Biologix provides functional products to rebuild the body's declining antioxidant levels. For more information regarding the power of antioxidants (particularly affecting oxidative stress, aging & diseases), this published study explains in further detail.