3 Powerful natural antioxidants beneficial to your health

PC. Luis Quiroz Ravines

There are powerful antioxidants that when your body is in oxidative stress and is no longer able to maintain a balance between its  ability to remove reactive oxygen species called free radicals or repair resulting damage, act to detoxify the body of these cellkillers that can seriously damage the DNA and destroy cell complexes.

It is already shown that free radicals play an important role in the onset of cancer, aging, arthritis, allergies, heart disease, stroke, etc.

There are numerous natural antioxidants and its ability to absorb oxygen radical (ORAC) is measured in units developed by the National Institute on Aging of the United States. The most familiar antioxidants are vitamins A, E and C, but there are foods highly antioxidant such as Goji berries (25,000 ORAC) Pecans (17,000 ORAC), Wild blueberries (14,000 ORAC), Elderberries (14,000 ORAC), and others.

Today we'll talk about 3 powerful super antioxidant important to health and that you may know little.

Powerful natural antioxidant Astaxanthin

It is one of the most powerful antioxidants in nature and in some respects has unique characteristics that make it different from other antioxidants. Its ability to absorb oxygen radical (ORAC) is about 6,000 times stronger than vitamin C, about 550 times more potent than green tea and about 800 times more powerful than CoQ10.

In the United States macular degeneration it is one of the leading causes of blindness and according to studies by the Illinois University, astaxanthin provides protection to the retina and has a great capacity to improve athletic performance.

Astaxanthin is a carotene and there are two main sources of astaxanthin: a certain type of micro algae and marine species that consume the algae, such as krill, shellfish and salmon.

Astaxanthin is useful for numerous diseases and has potent anti-inflammatory action, without adverse actions. It is also a potent absorber of UVB, reduces DNA damage, protects the skin and brain of signs of aging, reduce gray hair, improves eye health and strengthens physical endurance and protects the heart. Reduced risk of several types of cancer, strengthens the immune function, helps stabilize blood sugar, reduce symptoms of Parkinson's, neurodegenerative diseases, multiple sclerosis and pancreatitis. Astaxanthin can handle up to 19 free radicals while forming an electron cloud around the molecule and neutralizing radical damage. It is one of the most beneficial natural supplements to human health.

Hydroxytyrosol other Powerful natural antioxidant

Still little known hydroxytyrosol is one of the most powerful antioxidants produced by nature. It has antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and cardioprotective properties.

Its absorption capacity of free radicals (ORAC) is 68.576 units, about 15 times higher than green tea and three times that CoQ10. Apparently no other antioxidant in nature has such high absorption power, it is said is the most powerful antioxidant known to man.

And where is it? Mainly in the pulp and olive leaves. It was discovered in the process of making olive oil. Mediterranean countries have low rates of cardiovascular disease and cancer in relation to other countries and the characteristic element of the Mediterranean diet is high consumption of olive oil. The antiinflammatory effects of hydroxytyrosol found in vast absorptivity of free radicals and their powerful protection mitochondria.

Numerous studies in animals and humans hydroxytyrosol has demonstrated its ability to reduce inflammation, macular degeneration, help in cases of osteoporosis, reducing bad cholesterol, protect the cardiovascular system, have neuroprotective effects, reduce breast cancer, reduce diabetic neuropathy.

Although its safety profile is very high, always cautiously take this information and any health problems, consult your doctor first.


Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant, or which has been called modern "fountain of youth" and many creams and beauty products include it in their formulations and its health benefits are real.

Typically associated resveratrol in red wine and grapes and was believed to be responsible for the French Paradox. As we know the French have a bad diet but a very good cardiovascular health, and this is said because due to the high consumption of red wine.

Resveratrol exhibits a unique feature because it can cross the blood-brain barrier to help protect the nervous system and brain. But its benefits are extensive, including:

Retards spread of cancer, especially prostate.

It protects the body from free radicals

Increases heart health and gives elasticity to blood vessels.

Reduces blood pressure

The highest concentration of resveratrol is found in muscardine grapes, in red wine and cocoa.

NOTE: Luis Quiroz Ravines is a Peruvian journalist specializing in natural health, author of an effective treatment to lose weight naturally. Learn MORE at: weightlossperuvianrecipe.com/

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