Antioxidant Hero -Moringa Oleifera
It’s always nice to have a hero on your team! and with Moringa Oleifera you have the Superman of Nutritional Supplements, The supper food or Miracle tree, Is the most nutrient dense botanical on the planet.
a great post by Dr. Howard Fisher
“Thanks to The Conversation for the following information…. there is no comparison between extracts, isolates and plant based nutrition…. Moringa oleifera has 46 anti-oxidant phyto-nutrients
Antioxidants can help stop damage to our cells
Antioxidants are touted as protectors of our health because they eliminate free-radicals that damage molecules in cells and tissues by grabbing electrons from them, making those molecules, in turn, unstable.
This process can then snowball until a cell dies or even a whole organ collapses, such as in liver failure or heart failure. An antioxidant should stop the electron-grabbing radicals, and keep us healthy.
On this basis, a group of scientists proposed in 1981 the creation of a nutritional supplement to fight free-radicals. They reasoned that since many observational epidemiological studies had shown that people who eat lots of vegetables are at lower risk of colon cancer, heart disease and many other bad conditions, then the “active” ingredient should be identified and put into a pill. They thought that it must be beta-carotene, which helps make carrots orange, because it’s an antioxidant.
Better than a pill. But it’s not that simple. The constant interplay between electron acceptors (radicals) and donors (antioxidants) is a finely balanced and very complicated biochemistry at the core of how living cells survive and grow. When there is too much of either acceptors or donors, the system is out of balance, and damage can occur. So extra antioxidants aren’t necessarily a good thing.
But in the late 1980s, two intervention trials, one in Seattle and the other in Finland, started. Interventions trials are hugely expensive to do well, and these were no exception.
For the Seattle trial, approximately 18,000 men and women were randomized in 1988 to receive either a tablet containing beta-carotene or a tablet containing no active ingredient, which is the famous placebo. The plan was to follow the men and women for 10 years; the researchers hypothesized they would observe a lower lung cancer risk in the beta-carotene tablet group, hopefully much lower. But the opposite happened and the trial had to be stopped early because the beta-carotene group suffered significantly more cases of lung cancer than the placebo group. The same thing was seen in the Finland trial.
Importantly, the amount of beta-carotene in the tablet was much higher than occurs naturally in the body in both trials. The researchers assumed that if a little is good, more must be better. They were wrong.
THIS IS THE PROBLEM, WHEN YOU DO NOT ALLOW YOUR BODY TO EXTRACT THE NUTRITION FROM THE FOOD SOURCE”
Synthetic or man made “cloned or look alike” nutrition isn’t natural, it make look that same under the microscope and on a molecular diagram, but it’s still not natural and the body has issues using and breaking down these compounds.
Getting your nutrition naturally in a form your body is able to recognize and utilize is so important, but not always as convenient as taking a pill and feeling satisfied that you’ve had your “Vitamins” and all is well. Sourcing your Nutrition from natural plant base, enables you to get all the coenzymes and micro nutrients which allow your body to better utilize the nutrition your taking in.
here is an excerpt from a medial study – link included.
“Although synthetic and food-derived vitamin C appear to be equally bioavailable in humans, ingesting vitamin C as part of a whole food is considered preferable because of the concomitant consumption of numerous other macro- and micronutrients and phytochemicals, which will confer additional health benefits. Numerous epidemiological studies have indicated that higher intakes of fruit and vegetables are associated with decreased incidence of stroke