Would you think that your high school biology class was a good source of information on anti- aging?
Well, remember learning about how our bodies are made up of billions of molecules, each with paired electrons orbiting a protein nucleus? The signs of aging are evident when oxidation destroys one of a molecules’ orbiting electrons, creating a free radical cell.
Free radicals are unstable atoms that can damage cells, causing illness and aging as they search for an electron to be made whole again. Many radicals are unstable AND highly reactive. These highly reactive species, are capable in the nucleus, and in the membranes of cells, of damaging biologically relevant molecules such as DNA, proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids. Free radicals attack important molecules leading to cell damage and imbalance in your body. There is a role for dietary antioxidants in the management of human diseases.
What are the first signs of aging?
- Damage to collagen cells
- Damage to muscle cells
- Damage to joint tissues
We have all seen the contrast between the smooth, clear, soft skin of an infant and the wrinkled, spotted, more parchment-like skin of an older person. When skin cells are damaged, by free radicals for instance, they no longer are as elastic and thus the skin looks wrinkled.
Can Orange Juice Prevent Wrinkles?
The key to slowing down the signs of aging are in antioxidants. Antioxidants naturally occur in:
- Dairy products
Antioxidants have multiple electrons that free radicals are searching for, and instantly stop a free radical’s destructive path.
While it’s common knowledge that orange juice and chicken soup are good for colds, red wine is good for your heart and blueberries and dark chocolate are good for your bloodstream, rarely do we attribute their ‘healing’ powers to their antioxidant content. Antioxidants are extremely common and very powerful.
However, while a healthy diet of orange juice may help to stave off the sniffles, diet alone is not enough to combat the effects of aging.
The more information on anti-aging you have, the better equipped you’ll be to live longer and better.
Is There a Super Antioxidant?
Red wine is probably the most famous antioxidant “health” supplement, but did you know that the antioxidant OPC gives red wine this ‘healing power’.
OPC’s, uncommonly known as oligomeric proanthocyanidins (don’t worry, we’ll just call them OPCs), are found in:
- grape seed
- grape skin
- pine bark
OPCs are the most powerful anti-oxidants known today.
They neutralize free radicals up to 50 times better than other sources of anti-oxidants.
In addition to being free radical fighters, OPCs act as powerful anti-aging antioxidants. They protect connective tissues and prevent damage to cellular membranes caused by oxidation.
What all enjoys OPC protection?
- Vascular membranes
- the linings of the stomach and intestines
- sinus and respiratory cavities
- joints and vertebral spaces
Nontoxic and readily bioavailable, OPCs also prevent and often reverse diseases and degeneration.
The Path To Health
An antioxidant is only helpful if it can reach your bloodstream, and for that to happen it must be found in a source that is bioavailable (can be absorbed into your blood).
Building on that knowledge, AlivenLabs created a super antioxidant OPC product called Cell Essentials OPC Factor that not only contains the powerful vitamins and minerals you need, but in a liquid form that is both isotonic and effervescent.
Being isotonic, when Cell Essentials OPC Factor is ingested into the stomach,
digestive juices and acids are not triggered, and instead Cell Essentials OPC Factor can move straight into the small intestine for absorption into the blood. This method makes Cell Essentials OPC Factor 97% absorbed and into your blood stream, handily beating the 20% effectiveness that the Physicians Desk Reference claims pills provide – by a long shot.
Are you getting enough antioxidants for your body to operate at its highest level?