Antioxidant [super] Blend…Not A One-Note Samba

Posted on July 1, 2008. Filed under: Antioxidant Blends | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Eating or drinking one or two ingredient antioxidant supplements is like having an orchestra with one or two instruments.  It’s not a full complement. 

 Dr. Passwater says the following about antioxidants in his book, “The Antioxidants”:

 “Combinations of antioxidants are like a balanced symphony working together. A symphony orchestra produces sounds so much more harmonious than merely having 20 drums playing. It is not the quantity, but the blend. The same is true with antioxidant nutrients: you get better results with moderate amounts of a full complement than you get with using very large amounts of just one nutrient… In general, the different reducing agents in the body “talk to one another” freely, and thus, it is probably important that all of our pools of reducing agents be maintained. For this reason, most of us in the field recommend that a person take a variety of antioxidants (a “cocktail”), not just a single substance.”

Dr. Passwater concludes: “The importance of synergism is that the antioxidant nutrients each contribute to the total protection. They work together in the antioxidant cycle and reach all body compartments–fat and water-based, blood and internal cell. They protect against all types of free radicals and reactive oxygen species. No one antioxidant can do all of this.”

Our morning blend of antioxidants – GREENS FIRST – is a full complement of start-the-day-right vegetables and fruits in a pleasant tasting blend.  Our afternoon blend of antioxidants – RED ALERT – is a fruit and vegetable mix to give you that bit of a boost in the afternoon you need.  Both blends are a synergistic, phytonutrient-dense, antioxidant-rich complement of certified and organic vegetables and fruit.

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Free Radicals Are Unpaired Electrons

Posted on June 11, 2008. Filed under: Antioxidant Blends | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

    

 

Free radicals are unpaired electrons which, in your body, attack healthy cells so they can acquire the healthy cell’s electrons.  The healthy cells then become free radicals as well.  This multiplication of free radicals can lead to aging, cancer, heart disease, and other degenerative problems.  Ingestion of antioxidants, or foods rich in antioxidants, allows them to donate their electrons to damaged cells.  This slows down or can prevent  degenerative changes in the body.  Eating especially intensely colored fruits and vegetables is a great way to get adequate antioxidants into your body.  Organic phytonutrient-rich antioxidant supplements is also a good choice.  Berries are particularly rich in antioxidants with raspberries, blueberries and strawberries being some of your great choices.  So is the Acai berry, and brightly colored vegetables. 

 

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Lifestyle IS Living

Posted on May 30, 2008. Filed under: Antioxidant Blends | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 So here’s to health.

There are 4 predominant factors that contribute to chronic and degenerative disease, esp. as we age: (1) Free Radical Damage; (2) Chronic Inflammation; (3) Hyperinsulemia; and, (4) Stress (excess or diminished cortisol).  Optimal health is proactively working to prevent all four. 

To maintain health and improve with age we focus on five areas: (1) The power of positive mental thinking and focus (there really is a power of attraction so be positive and attract the positive); (2) Regular exercise for all its’ known benefits; (3) A diet rich in whole foods (not processed) and especially dark-colored fruits and vegetables known to be rich in antioxidants; (4) Taking time to get your restorative sleep each day/night; and, (5) Supplements.

What supplements do you take?  And how often?

“Mac”

                                               

1) Greens First – Refreshing Taste Vegetable & Fruit Antioxidant Morning Blend     2) Omega Essential Fatty Acids     3) Dream Protein – Hormone Free Whey Protein     4) Red Alert – Afternoon Phytonutrient Fruit Antioxidant Blend    5) Rice Bran Fiber        

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