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Monday, August 20, 2007


Let’s look at other antioxidant factors besides vitamins and mineral catalysts. You also need in you daily diet, antioxidants from Flavonoids such as quercitin. These are co-factors or synergists for antioxidant activity. Flavonoids belong to a bigger group called phytochemicals.

The word phytochemical is taken from the Greek word photon, meaning plant, or plant chemicals. Phytochemicals, also called Phytonutrients, are not vitamins, minerals or herbals. They are specific chemicals found naturally occurring in plants, which are healthful to you. Phytochemicals, such as Flavonoids and indoles, function as anti-oxidants and free radical scavengers to protect plants from highly reactive oxide radicals, sunlight, weather and viruses.

We are designed to benefit from eating plants that contain such disease fighting phytochemicals. They are abundant in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, brussel spouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale and turnip. They are found in smaller levels in many vegetables and fruits as well. This is why those vegetables are so highly recommended in our diet and are the basis for some nutritional supplements. Some Phytochemicals also help to detoxify your body.

There is also an antioxidant produced by your body called glutathione.

Glyconutrients, among all of their benefits, is another one scientifically validated by a joint study at the University of Texas and Texas A&M. They found that the glyconutrient complex, when taken orally, actually raised glutathione. In fact, the glyconutrient complex raised glutathione levels in healthy tissue by 20%, and protected against depletion of gluthione by 50% when that tissue was subjected to direct toxic chemical assault.

The toxin used in the study is called patchulin, which is mycotoxin. The study shows a significant benefit in adding glyconutrients, even when subjected to toxic chemical assault. According to Dr. Les Packer at the University of California at Berkeley, a leading expert in antioxidants, you cannot eat enough food to get enough glutathione in today’s environment to protect you from free radical stress.

If you cannot eat enough food to do this, and you need it to protect your body from oxidative stress and cleanse your body, the only sensible thing to do is to take a dietary supplement that can raise your glutathione levels in serum (blood).

Article from: How to Survive a Toxic Planet

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