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Ginger Root Botanicals

Like a drop of rain on the mountain side slowly shaping the rock face, our daily lives are slowly exposed to the buildups of free radicals. Antioxidants scavenge free radicals from the body and cells and prevent or reduce the damage caused by oxidation. When an overload of free radicals cannot gradually be destroyed, their accumulation in the body generates a phenomenon called oxidative stress. In order to achieve a higher quality of life we must realize our body does have several enzyme systems within the body that disarm free radicals, we depend upon the principle antioxidants Vitamin E, beta-carotene, vitamin C, and selenium. Choosing bright rich colors including red, purple, green and yellow and try to eat a variety of these colors a day can help. Those vegetables with B-carotene, lycopene and lutin are good sources of antioxidants such as alfalfa, sprouts, spinach, sweet potatoes, corn,red cabbage and potatoes. Apple cider vinegar is packed with antioxidants, called polyphenols, which are key in protecting your body from having too many damaging free radicals, leading to oxidative stress. Evidence is accumulating that most of the degenerative diseases that afflict humanity have their origin in deleterious free radical reactions. These diseases include atherosclerosis, cancer, inflammatory joint disease, asthma, diabetes, senile, dementia, and degenerative eye disease. Antioxidants neutralize the free radicals to reduce cell damage, hair loss, hair thinning, and premature greying. Although there are several types of enzymes that scavenge free radicals, the principle micronutrient, (vitamins) antioxidants are vitamin E (a-tocopherol), vitamin C (ascorbic acid), and B-carotene. The body cannot manufacture these micronutrients, so they must be supplied the the diet. Top 5 Antioxidants 1. Glutathione, often called the master antioxidant. It is the most potent antioxidant our bodies make! 2.CoEnzyme Q10 3. Vitamin E 4. Vitamin C 5.Selenium Dark chocolate, pecans, blueberries, strawberries and artichokes We also offer micro nutrient tests!!