Wholesale RadiCare (Mega Antioxidant) Formula
Antioxidants are substances that may protect your cells against the effects of free radicals. Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food, or by environmental exposures like tobacco smoke and radiation. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases.
Effects of Free Radicals on the Body
Free Radicals are unstable fragmented molecules produced from oxygen and fats in cells, which clutter up an unhealthy body. Your body takes 10,000 free radical hits a day. Your immune system will create free radicals to neutralize various disease processes. Environmental free radicals consist of fast foods, drugs, pesticides, UV rays, ozone depletion, pollution, smoke, additives, chemicals in foods and on foods, over exposure to chemicals and preservatives. Free radicals are a result of high-energy chemical oxidation reactions that have gotten out of control in the body. They affect the immune system so that it starts to destroy its own tissue structures.
Free radicals are molecules of oxygen with an unpaired electron that steals an electron from another molecule and produces harmful effects. Free radicals have been found responsible for aging processes, cellular distortion, immune system imbalances and much more. Free radical damage can impair protein synthesis, which is vital for tissue regeneration and repair. The body produces SOD (Superoxide dismutase) and glutathione peroxidase to help with the free radical overflow. However the body is unable to produce enough to fight all the free radical damage and these invasion and overflow of free radicals lead to organ degeneration and disease processes.
Low oxygen levels and an over-acidic condition in the body create an increase in free radical activity. 80% of chronically ill US adults have too much acid in their tissues and the other 20% are severely acidic. Excessive free radicals have been associated with the loss of collagen, which is a major factor for the skin and musculoskeletal system. Free radicals damage the cell membrane, cell to cell communication, and the ability for cells to perform the osmotic and diffusion process. The nuclei of the cell is damaged effecting the DNA and the mitochondria. With the damage of the mitochondria energy levels are affected.
Radicare Mega-Antioxidant Formula Contains:
Green Tea Extract
Green Tea Extract contains the compounds know as polyphenols that function as antioxidants combat bacteria and abnormal cells, inhibit the oxidation of LDL, cholesterol are found in green tea. Research shows catechins and gallocatechins including EGCG are powerful antioxidants that scavenge free radicals. EGCG attaches itself to urokinase, thus preventing it from invading healthy cells and forming tumors.
Studies show EGCG kills abnormal cells through apoptosis also know as programmed cell death. A study done at the Shanghai Cancer Institute and the U.S. Cancer Institute involving 900 individuals with newly diagnosed cancers of the colon, pancreas and rectum found that those with a greater consumption of green tea exhibited a lower risk of cancer.
Green tea has also been found to be highly effective against a wide range of bacteria, including Vibrio cholerae, Salmonella typhimurium, Salmonella typhi, and antibiotic resistant and potentially fatal Staphylococcus aureus. The Lancet a prestigious medical journal stated that green tea prevented the oxidation of LDL cholesterol better than equivalent concentrations of Vitamin C. Green tea also has been shown to prevent abnormal blood clotting, reducing high blood pressure and increase good cholesterol levels (HDL). A Japanese study of over 1,300 men who consumed green tea daily found that the green tea decreased LDL levels, decreased triglycerides levels, and increased HDL. Green tea also shows promise again liver disorders. Green tea’s EGCG catechins are potent inhibitors of 5-alpha reductase and enzyme associated with the development of benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate cancers.
OPC-50 Grape seed and Pine Bark
Grape Seed extract and Pine Bark are rich in proanthocyanidins (PAC’s) providing extreme antioxidant protection. Proanthocyanidins help increase the intracellular levels of vitamin C and decrease capillary fragility and permeability.
Research shows PAC’s are an important component in the prevention of heart disease, and early arteriosclerosis. PAC’s inhibit the oxidation of LDL cholesterol in the blood stream, which can lead to the formation of plaque along arterial walls. PAC’s provide protection of collagen the most abundant protein in the body. PAC’s are highly bioavailable, water-soluble class of flavonoids. PAC’s are 50 times stronger than Vitamin E and 20 times stronger than Vitamin C as an antioxidant.
PAC’s are capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier and can remain in the bloodstream for up to 72 hours to protect the brain and the central nervous system against free radical damage. PAC’s enhance immunity and have been shown to reduce the severity of colds and allergies especially hayfever by countering histamine production. Grape seed extract yields specific antimicrobial immuno-stimulating and liver protecting properties. Grape seed contains 95% proanthocyanidins. Pine Bark contains 85% proanthocyanidins. Research at the University of Nottingham, England shows that pine bark may improve the health of the capillaries, and increases the absorption of Vitamin C. Vascular sensitivity was improved by 82%.
Phenalgin (Cystoseria Canarlensisa)
Phenalgin is a rare extract of algae from the Canary Islands that is abundantly rich in phlorotannins, possibly the world's most powerful antioxidant. Cystoseire Canarlensisa helps in effectively reducing the myostatin in the body. Myostatin is a gene that limits muscle growth. This protein is a member of a superfamily of molecules called transforming growth factors beta (TGF-b). It is also called growth and differentiation factor 8 (GDF-8). Scientists hope that myostatin inhibitors may be able to treat diseases such as muscular dystrophy, which waste human muscle.
Turmeric contain curcuminoids a potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties. Curcuminoids are five times as powerful of an antioxidant as Vitamin E. Curcuminoids chelate and neutralize the free-radical attributes of minerals, inhibit oxidative enzymes, quench singlet oxygen free-radicals, and block formation of carcinogenic nitrosamines. One study showed that participants taking Turmeric for one week demonstrated a significant reduction in the free radicals, which damage arterial walls.
Isoflavones have the property to neutralize free radicals. Among the isoflavones, genistein has the highest antioxidant activity. Genistein's ability to act as antioxidant may also explain the anti-carcinogenic effect of this isoflavone.In our body Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) is produced to remove free radicals. Genistein seems to increase the production of this favourable SOD. Isoflavones, through their antioxidant action, also prevent cholesterol from damaging artery walls.
Soybeans' key benefits are related to their excellent protein content, their high levels of essential fatty acids, numerous vitamins and minerals, their isoflavones, and their fiber.
Quercetin is a flavonoid with anti-allergenic, antihistaminic and anti-inflammatory activity. Quercetin directly inhibits the production and release of histamine and other allergic-related compounds. A study conducted in Japan shows that Quercetin reduced histamine release by as much as 96%. Quercetin reduces leukotriene formation. Quercetin has power antioxidant properties and a Vitamin C –sparing effect. Quercetin has the greatest antiviral activity of all flavonoids against respiratory syncytial virus.
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)
Alpha Lipoic Acid is a unique antioxidant that works both in water and in fat-soluble regions of the body, including the brain and nerve cells. Lipoic acid is known as the universal antioxidant. Lipoic acid is found in every cell of the body. It the essential component of energy production in the Krebs cycle. Lipoic acid neutralizes a wide variety of free radicals. Lipoic acid crosses the blood brain barrier. Lipoic acid is capable of regenerating other antioxidants such as Vitamin C and E thus increasing their antioxidant potential. Lipoic acid increases the levels of Coenzyme Q 10 and intracellular glutathione, one of the body’s most important anti-carcinogen and antioxidant. Lipoic acid also chelate heavy metals, repairing damaged molecule and reducing the oxidative damage caused by free radicals. Lipoic Acid slows the aging process.
A new study shows that a cancer-preventing compound found in broccoli, first isolated a decade ago at John Hopkins University, may prove to protect against a much broader spectrum of diseases than previously thought. Research cited in a recent issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has demonstrated that the compound, sulforaphane, helps cells defend themselves for days against highly reactive and toxic molecules called oxidants.
Rosemary is a antioxidant herb with an affinity for brain an memory stimulation. Rosemary is used as a diuretic and fungicide and the nutritional support of yeast infections. Studies at the University of Pennsylvania showed that rosemary’s antioxidant action might impede tumor formation. Researchers at Rutgers University found in laboratory tests that rosemary applied topically reduced the number of skin tumors by 64%. The strong antioxidant actions makes it an excellent preservative. Key nutrient properties of rosemary are calcium, iron , magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, vitamin C, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, pantothentic acid, folate, and fiber. The phyto chemicals include limonene, carvone, caryophyllene, 1,8-cineole, alph-pinene, apigenin, beta-carotene, beta-sitosterol, caffeic acid, carnonsol, chlorogenic acid, geraniol, hesperidin, linalol, luteolin, pectic phytosterols, squalene, tannin, thymol and ursolic acid.
Bioperine is a standardized extract from the fruits of Piper nigrum L (black pepper). Based on clinical data, having Bioperine in the digestive system with supplemented nutrients results in enhanced absorption. Studies show that when Bioperine is taken with other nutrients, it significantly increases the absorption of those nutrients.
Kudzu is native to Japan and China, and extracts of the root have long been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for its antioxidant properties. It was introduced to the United States in the late 1800’s. It grows quite well in the Southern States, and is sometimes known as “the vine that ate the South”. The beneficial components are called isoflavone glucosides, and include puerarin, daidzin, and daidzein. A study was conducted using a 0.2% extract of the kudzu root, and after two months, subjects getting the supplement had significantly lower arterial blood pressure, plasma cholesterol, fasting blood glucose, and fasting plasma insulin than the control group.