Advertising of many foods, cosmetics, medicines refers to as antioxidants. Discover what kind of substances, like antioxidants and radicals affect the human body. Is there a better antioxidants and which foods contain them? On whether they really help to maintain youthfulness to the body? Understand the differences in harm and benefit of antioxidants.
What are antioxidants?
In the human body continuously occur oxidation processes, in which cells are destroyed. The culprit free radicals that weaken the immune system, accelerating the aging process of organs and tissues. To combat them, and need the antioxidants. These substances:
- actively inhibit oxidative process in the body;
- prevent the destruction of the cell membrane.
The shortage of antioxidants the body ceases to function smoothly: initially, there is discomfort, and then develop various diseases. Over time, the amount of these substances increases: accelerates the aging process, the person feels worse. The negative impact of free radicals in the body very much.
Antioxidants are vital for people. The main source for obtaining them are products of plant origin (natural antioxidants). Another type of artificial antioxidants. These include a specially formulated dietary Supplements, pharmaceuticals, and food additives. If you take the best antioxidants, they will become a good help the immune system, but will not completely replace natural products.
Contains the antioxidants in foods:
- Among the leaders of the berries in their content: cranberries, blackberries, blueberries.
- More nutrients are in raspberries, apples, banana, strawberry, wild rose, cherry, sweet cherry, currant garden.
- Antioxidant-rich red varieties of potatoes and tomatoes. Valuable garlic, artichoke, carrots, beans, broccoli, onions, garlic.
- Among the leaders of nuts hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans, pistachios.
- In addition to these products contain antioxidants ginger, cocoa, butter, milk, liver, heart, chocolate, eggs.
Important: drinks also contain antioxidants. They are all freshly squeezed fruit juices, especially pomegranate, grape, orange, tangerine, Apple. A powerful antioxidant, which fights against cancer cells in the body – Apple juice. A lot of antioxidants contains:
- tea (green, black freshly brewed);
- red wine;
- brandy, beer;
- coffee (ground has antioxidant action).
Even if you eat a fully plant-based diet, to drink only natural drinks, it is impossible to fully compensate for the deficiency of antioxidants in the body. Get help from multivitamins, Supplements, vitamins, drugs sold in pharmacies. A list of the most common drugs to fight the radicals include Ginkgo biloba, Vitrum antioxidant, Lipin, Synergy, Selenium Forte, Glutargin Application features:
- Medications mandatory working with hazardous factors living in areas with unfavorable environment, smokers and those over 40 years.
- Dosage according to the instructions. Many of the existing drugs are recommended to take one tablet. The course – at least 1-2 months before or after the meal. Slimming, rejuvenation, purification of body is possible only at observance of a dosage of the drug.
- Contraindications to drugs: pregnancy, lactation, individual intolerance to the components of the body.
- When choosing a drug should take into account the season. Summer and autumn are recommended antioxidants indirect action, spring and winter – direct effect.
- Even when taking the best antioxidants tablets possible side effects: anxiety, excessive nervousness, trouble sleeping. Sometimes cause vomiting.
Antioxidants in medicine is sold in the form of drops, tablets, capsules. Before you buy anything at the pharmacy, it is necessary to examine in detail the composition, read reviews. The Russian market is decent companies produce effective medicines to fight the radicals in the body, so you can purchase them as well. Talk about pharmacy antioxidants for example Resveratrol and Bifidum:
- Bifidum antibiotic useful for the correction of the intestinal microflora, qualitative assimilation in the body. It contains dihydroquercetin is a powerful antioxidant, thanks to which normalizes metabolism at the cellular level, improves the function of capillaries, slowing down the aging process, oxidative processes are inhibited. Antioxidant activity of Bifidum higher than, for example, of vitamin C.
- Resveratrol is a popular product with a huge number of rave reviews. It was developed in 2003. Positive effects on the human body is achieved through the content of three of geroprotectors: resveratol, catechins and quartzetine. The drug is effective for the prevention, treatment of diabetes, cancer, nervous disorders, cardiovascular diseases. It fights free radicals in the body, improves the psycho-emotional state. The substance has a pronounced antioxidant activity.
All known names of drugs with antioxidant action – komplivit Lights, vitamins with beta-carotene Vitrum, Vitrum Antioxidant:
- Komplivit is available in tablet form. It contains calcium, copper, manganese, lipoic acid and many other nutrients. The drug is recommended for the stimulation of immunity, improve metabolism, brain function, improve nervous and cardiovascular system. Helps remove toxins from the body. Thanks to the green tea extract has a strong antioxidant effect.
- Vitrum Antioxidant complex of minerals, vitamins with potent antioxidant activity. Indications for use: the period after illness, vitamin deficiencies, mineral deficiency. The complex helps to stabilize metabolic processes, eliminate toxic substances, increase the body’s defenses. Strengthens hair and nails.
Antioxidants are widely used in the company’s products Librederm. For example, it contains cream antioxidant Lubriderm for face with vitamin E. Due to the content of lecithin and tocopherol, the tool slows down aging of the skin, perfectly moisturizes, protects against UV rays, regulates lipid metabolism. Powerful antioxidant complex contained in creams, gels BARK. All the products helps to prevent premature aging, wrinkles. When using them, the skin becomes velvety, smooth.
If you can’t adhere to proper nutrition, there is no desire to take pills overpriced, you can apply the SUPPLEMENTS with fatty acid content:
- One of the best antioxidants (according to reviews) in this group is Mega BAD. It contains omega-3 fatty acids, necessary for normal functioning of the whole organism. BAD normalizes pressure, reduces the risk of strokes, helps to prevent drying. Improves skin condition, fights against inflammatory processes in the human body.
- Another popular BAD – life formula. The drug compensates for the lack of minerals and vitamins in the body, provides immune protection. BAA supports the reproductive system of women and men, has a positive effect on the development of hormones, improves vision, gives energy, has a tonic and anti-tumor effects. The drug is not desirable to give the child.
A video about the benefits and harms of antioxidants
Useful if antioxidants? Yes, they are necessary to us, as they help to preserve youthfulness. These substances huge amount in foods, drugs, but you should always know when to stop. The result of uncontrolled intake of antioxidants may become significant health problems. You cannot take large amounts of vitamin E, A, or S. read More about the benefits and harms of antioxidants recommend you to look through in the video.
The best antioxidants are natural products. Include in the diet vegetables, berries, fruits bright colors (green, orange, red, blue, black). Powerful antioxidant effect has most of the plants. It: Chinese Schizandra, hibiscus, rosemary. Find out in the video, like eating 7 servings of plant foods of different colors every day, you will be able to compensate for the deficiency of vitamins, mineral substances, antioxidants in the body.
From Smoking, stress, bad environment, poor quality water, use in food preservatives, lack of vitamins in humans increases the amount of free radicals. They impact and alter healthy cells. The damage done by free radicals to the body with age beginning. Don’t know what to do to protect yourself from harmful substances? Check out the video with a full definition of radicals, learn more about the mechanism of their action.