The human body is similar to a vehicle. The more it ages and gets exposed to the elements ..... the more the metal starts to oxidize and change color. (Think of a cut apple that has turned brown.) Then, little by little, it turns to rust. This doesn't just happen overnight. It may start with a small spot near the wheel well or on the door. If left unchecked, it eventually will spread throughout the body of the car.
The Effects of "Oxidative Stress"
Your body is not consumed with "rust" or oxidized overnight. Most of the time, it is a gradual process. The beginning signs may be an occasional cold or sniffle....or maybe a headache. We all have these. As time goes on, however, these things start to occur more frequently and with more intensity. Symptoms may become more noticeable and occur more frequently:
- extreme fatigue
- inflammatory conditions (including joint and muscle pain)
- autoimmune disorders
- digestion issues
- migraines and brain fog
- neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s
- contributes to aging
How To Fight Back
This oxidizing process can create what is called "free radicals" or "Oxidative Stress". Oxidative stress messes with your cellular metabolism, even to the point of interfering with your DNA. However, just as rusty spots can be repaired on a car, so too, there are ways to build your body back up to prevent this "oxidative stress" damage.
Ways To Slow Down The Effects Of "Oxidative Stress"?
- reduce stress
- limit red meat
- limit alcohol
- avoid smoking
- avoid high glycemic foods
- eat foods high in antioxidants such as:
How Antioxidants Protect You From "Oxidative Stress" Damage?
Antioxidants increase cell life and your immunity for a stronger resistance against damage from environmental pollution.
You may think of air, water and light as environmental pollution. Because of the age we live in, however, there is one that affects all of us no matter who you are .... radiation. Radiation is found in the products you use every day....cell phones, computers, electrical appliances, microwaves, TVs....the list can go on-and-on.
Because of this daily barrage it only makes sense to combat these "free radicals" with the absolute highest antioxidant power available. Although some foods have high antioxidant benefits, "plant extracts" have been found to have the highest antioxidants available. The antioxidant value of an essential oil is typically higher than the actual food it comes from. For example .... Lime juice has an antioxidant (ORAC Value) of 305 whereas Lime essential oil has a value of 26,200.
Clove essential oil has the highest ORAC Value of any single oil at 1,078,700µTE/100g. The highest ever recorded, however, is Longevity essential oil blend having an ORAC Value of 1,511,025µTE /100g! 🤯 Imagine the cell life and immune boosting power this can provide. Clinical trials showed improvements in fatigue due to long-haul covid-19 substantially increasing energy levels.
There are a variety of antioxidants and each serves a different purpose. It is not always easy to include all of them in daily meals. This is especially true if a restricted diet is required due to autoimmune disorders or for other reasons. Having nutrient-dense food supplements, like these, can be so beneficial and make a hectic life easier.
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