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Antioxidants Vitamin E And A Natural Daily Supplement
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Just what exactly are antioxidants and why is Vitamin E important? The least clinical explanation of the functions of antioxidants in nutrition I have heard is: "they keep your pipes from rusting". Technically, called oxidative stress. For example, taking omega 3 fatty acid in one form another every day is part of boosting your heart health, your brain power, avoiding early wrinkles and endocrine imbalance. And anti-oxidizing nutrition keeps the oil fresh, in you.

We all know oils go rancid, even inside our bodies. Adding antioxidants, such as vitamin E, vitamin C, bioflavonoids and more, helps preserve these oils in our system. (You need to check labeling when you buy supplements. When you buy supplements on line, get a zoomed up view of the label so you can read it). Therefore, often oils and other whole food supplements are combined with an antioxidant or two, when they are formulated.

An important detail to know about vitamin E, is that it has two different nutrients in it, tocopherols and tocotrienols. Most vitamin E formulas on the market only have the tocopherols - and even then, it can be a lab made form of the vitamin that isn't as good for you as the food derived tocopherol.

The Different Forms Of Vitamin E

  • d-alpha tocopherol - a natural form
  • d-alpha tocopherol acetate - a natural form
  • d-alpha tocopherol succinate - a natural form
  • dl- followed by whatever words - this is synthetic, not natural

Ideally you want to find a vitamin E supplement from a natural source, that includes both the tocopherol organic compound and the tocotrienol organic compound. This would be considered bio-available, meaning your body recognizes the compounds, and puts them to work as antioxidants.

To add to the power of your nutritional foods and supplements, use a good CO-Q10 supplement as well. UBIQUINOL is the most supportive form of CO-Q10. It is known to help the function of:

  • your arteries, boosting your heart health and increasing effective circulation
  • the fats in your blood, sustaining proper levels
  • your blood sugars - maintaining normal levels
  • DNA - helps cells replicate properly

CO-Q10 is present in your body's cells and its job is to convert carbohydrates and fats into energy. So a deficiency in this enzyme could result in a sluggish metabolism. It is also known that as we age, our bodies do not retain as much CO-Q10, or ubiquinol, or any form of it, as much in our cells. So it seems that we naturally have less energy, naturally gain weight, and naturally age.

But why settle? We can add this important co-factor (one of very many co-factors, or enzymes) to our diet easily. It is, along with vitamin E, considered to be the "Top Gun" antioxidant in our body. A typical daily dose for a healthy person can be between 30 mg., to 100 mg. A 3 ounce piece of beef (about the size of a deck of cards) provides 2.6 mg. So an anti aging tactic would be to get that 100 mg. or so of this enzyme in a natural daily supplement.

Decreased levels of CO-Q10 have been observed in patients suffering from the following conditions:

  • cancer
  • congestive heart failure
  • diabetes
  • those taking Statin drugs

Under medical supervision, dosages as high as 3000 mg. per day have been given to patients in early stages of Parkinson's disease. Hopefully some more research will be done in this area.

Luckily the antioxidants vitamin E and the enzyme ubiquinol are now combined for you in this natural daily supplement.


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