Cholesterol and Antioxidants
What exactly are antioxidants? Antioxidants include some vitamins and minerals, but to appreciate the value of antioxidants, you first need to understand the potential dangers of free radicals, a form of oxygen that has been chemically modified into a highly unstable substance.
Free radicals are unstable because they are missing electrons, which must be replaced. So they seek out other compounds in the body and steal electrons to restore stability. The easiest places to steal electrons are artery walls since Oxygen is being transported through the arteries. Free radicals gather on the artery walls to steal electrons to restore their stability. Artery walls will be damaged because of this natural process. Our liver produces LDL Cholesterol which is known as bad cholesterol to cover this damage temporarily. If the said free radicals try to steal more electrons from the arteries the liver will have to produce more LDL to protect the artery from free radical damage. That’s how LDL Cholesterol accumulates on the Artery walls. Atherosclerosis will occur as a result of the formation of fatty lesions in the walls of the arteries.
Antioxidants are electrons doners. They can fulfill the requirements of the free radicals. There is no necessity to produce LDL Cholesterol if we consume foods that loaded with antioxidants since antioxidants will donate electrons which free radicals need and free radicals will not damage the artery walls anymore.
Then what happens to the fatty lesions in the walls of the arteries that accumulated before? The liver will produce HDL Cholesterol which is known as good cholesterol to bring LDL back to the liver. HDL acts as a Cholesterol transporter from fatty deposits to the Liver.
What are antioxidants? Vitamins such as A, C and E are main antioxidants that we should consume. These chemical substances are water soluble. Hence our body cannot store them for reuse. Therefore we have to supplement them daily. Vitae Gene PPARs contains an exceptional amount of the vitamins mentioned above.
Glutathione is a very good antioxidant which is produced by our body. Glutathione is an electron donor too. Glutathione is also known as ‘the mother of antioxidants’ . Glutathione helps to neutralize the free radical attacks happening inside the body cells. Hence Glutathione plays a very important role to protect our body cells. Mainly Glutathione protects DNA from free radical attacks. Therefore Glutathione is the best way to prevent cancer. We have to consume a few nutrients to produce them in our body. Those nutrients are
- Alpha Lipoic Acid
- B12 / B6 +
- Folic Acid
We should supplement these nutrients daily. Selenium can recharge the Glutathione after the electron donation has concluded. Hence Selenium is one of the leading minerals that can help to prevent cancer.
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