AntiOxidant Specialist List of Ingredients
ORAC The "Gold Standard" of ANTIOXIDANT Scores
Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) is a standardized test adopted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to measure the Total Antioxidant Potency of foods and nutritional supplements by assigning an ORAC score. This standardized test was developed by Dr. Guohua Cao, a physician and chemist at the National Institute on Aging in Baltimore, Maryland. The ORAC SCORE provides us with a very precise way of determining the Free Radical destroying or neutralizing power of a particular food, supplement or compound.
Here's how it works! A sample of an antioxidant in the form of food, drink, fruit, nutritional supplement, vitamin, or chemical substance (for example: orange juice, carrot, or vitamin E) is put in a test tube to see how well and how long it takes to destroy or neutralize the free radicals. This test substance is then given an ORAC SCORE that reflects the Power and Speed with which it does its job as an antioxidant. Dr. Cao and Dr. Prior of the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University have established that their recommended 5000 ORAC Units Daily helps prevent certain age-related diseases.
Dr. Ames, et al, of University of California, Berkeley published in the National Academy of Science USA 1993, "Free Radical Oxidant by-products of normal metabolism cause extensive damage to DNA, proteins, and lipids." He argued that this damage is a major contributor to aging and to degenerative diseases of aging such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, immune system decline, brain dysfunction, and cataracts. Antioxidants defend against this damage. Low dietary intake of fruits and vegetables doubles the risk of most types of cancer as compared to a high intake, and also markedly increases the risk of heart disease and cataracts. Since only 9% of Americans eat the recommended 5 servings of fruits and 5 servings of vegetables per day, the opportunity for improving health by improving diet is great."
THE "RULE OF 5" - ARE YOU GETTING YOUR DAILY 5/5?
RECOMMENDED DAILY ANTIOXIDANT:
Antioxidant Power of up to 5 servings of Fruits and 5 servings of Vegetables! Equal to 3500 ORAC. To get 3500 ORAC units in your daily diet, you would have to consume:
* 2 Apples * 2 Oranges * 1 head of Romaine Lettuce * 2 heads of Broccoli
* 2 heads of Cauliflower * 1 bunch of Carrots
*Essential Oils, Desk Reference. Essential Science Publishing, 2nd Edition ** Antioxidant Capacity is estimated and expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent (TE) per liter
No single "SUPERSTAR" can replace a whole "TEAM" of
In our Battle of Anti-Aging, no one antioxidant can do it all! Yes, you may have heard of a wonderful antioxidant or even a super-powerful antioxidant compound. In fact, you may be surprised that a super-strong antioxidant is often a large molecule and therefore moves slowly and is clumsy. But don't be fooled by those high-priced super antioxidants, for it is a fact that no single scientific compound can do everything well by itself. That is why you should choose ANTIOXIDANT SPECIALISTTm! It's a team of well balanced and very effective antioxidants. Dr. Guohua Cao, the physician and chemist who developed the ORAC score, said: "It may be that combinations of nutrients found in foods have greater protective effects than each nutrient taken alone."
THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH REVEALED...
List of Ingredients in AntiOxidant Specialist
N-ACETYL CYSTEINE (NAC) is a protein Amino Acid extraordinary. It is a natural compound with two vital purposes.
(1) It is readily and quickly metabolized into INTRACELLULAR GLUTATHIONE, a natural super antioxidant.
(2) It DETOXIFIES chemicals and heavy metals into less harmful compounds so that our bodies can get rid of them easily. Double blind clinical trials have found NAC supplements to prevent chronic bronchitis and improve symptoms in people with bronchitis. It helps break up mucus, and improves smoker's cough and lung fibrosis. NAC also has been used to prevent colon cancer and heart disease.
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L-CARNOSINE is one of the Superstar Antioxidants because it was found to REJUNVENATE the senile cells that have reached their maximum life span and won't divide anymore. L-Carnosine also assists in wound healing and reduces inflammation. Clinical research has shown very positive results in helping with epilepsy, autism, cardiac myopathy, and hypertension.
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SELENIUM is a trace mineral vital to proper tissue growth and proper utilization of iodine in thyroid function. Studies in China have shown that people living in areas where the soil is depleted of Selenium have the highest rate of cancers. Additionally, in one of the largest clinical studies Selenium was found to reduce the risk of several cancers: (66%) prostate, (50%) colon, and (40%) lung.
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GABA is a special amino acid that functions as a neurotransmitter in the brain. It is vital in the hypothalamus as well as in the pituitary gland, and together they regulate all the important hormones (including the increase growth hormone) which regulate sleep patterns, and even body temperature. Dr. Andie Leventhal, a neurobiologist, published a research showing that "Brain capacity for higher thoughts declines with age and so does GABA, which effects our vision, hearing, memory, and cognitive skills. To keep the brain sharp, simply add GABA." Newsweek May 12, 2003.
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GINKO BILOBA is an herb known as the "BRAIN SAVER". The active flavanoid ingredient is a powerful protector and antioxidant, increasing blood flow and reducing vascular inflammation. A double blind human research study shows that Ginko Biloba was safe and efficacious in treatments of Alzheimer's and multi-infarct dementia, and also improved cognition, memory, and mental sharpness.
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BILLBERRY contains the active pigments known as anthocyanins, which are very powerful antioxidants. It is famous for World War II English bomber pilots eating Bilberry jam to improve night vision. Well accepted in strengthening capillaries, reducing bruising and promoting wound healing, it helps improve vision, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts.
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ALPHA-LIPOIC ACID (ALA) is a potent antioxidant with the versatility of both water- and fat-soluble antioxidant activity. This unique ability allows antioxidation rejuvenation of many different tissues in the body. Its role as a super anti-oxidant is well deserved because of its powerful ability to assist all other vitamins and antioxidants, and to recharge itself after being spent and tired from fighting FREE RADICALS. In animal studies, ALA supplementation showed an increase in antioxidant activity by 300%, suggesting also that energy was enhanced. It even increased levels of other antioxidants such as glutathione, vitamins C & E, helping to recycle other antioxidants to keep fighting and neutralizing more FREE RADICALS.
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CHOLINE is an essential nutrient manufactured by the body, but often in insufficient amounts for optimum health. It is vital in brain development and for proper mental functioning, neurotransmitter and memory function; and essential in promoting energy and delaying fatigue; and also in liver function, cardiovascular health, and cancer prevention. Choline supplements are useful to improve marathon performance and cycling endurance.
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ACETYL LCARNITINE (ALC) is an amino acid. A "Special Operations" Antioxidant with an enemy target to destroy and neutralize FREE RADICALS inside the cells, specifically in the MITOCHONDRIA (cell batteries). The importance of this Special Operation lies in the energy generation capacity of the mitochondria and utilization of sugars and even fats as energy sources. Clinical studies showed strong heart protection, reducing heart muscle damage, angina, and cardiac arrhythmias. ALC provides anti-aging benefits to brain functions, with improved memory and attention span, vitality, and protection against senility and Alzheimer's disease.
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MELATONIN This potent antioxidant has a unique task and the ability to protect the brain from an especially harsh FREE RADICAL attacker called the "Hydroxyl Radical". It is a highly effective scavenger that protects DNA and neuralizes fat tissues, preventing the oxidation damage that causes senility, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, seizures, strokes, and overall brain damage. No other antioxidant was made specially to defend against neural degenerative diseases, since melatonin is produced in the Pineal Gland which declines severely with increase of age, leaving the brain without protection by its principal and most important protector! According to Dr. Pieri who published the research in LIFE SCIENCE 1994: "Melatonin has more than twice the activity of vitamin E as an effective fat soluble antioxidant."
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GREEN TEA The active antioxidant called catechin is probably the most powerful and versatile of all anti-aging compounds. Tea drinking has been an ancient tradition for over 5000 years in China. Laboratory studies in animals show catechin is able to prevent damage to cells before it occurs, reduces the number and size of tumors, and inhibits growth of cancer cells. In one human clinical trial involving 18,000 humans, it was discovered that the green tea supplemented group had only half of the stomach and esophageal cancer compared to the control group. The same protective improvements have been shown in other studies on liver, skin, and oral cancers.
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CLOVE OIL stands alone with the distinction of being the strongest natural antioxidant known to man. According to scientists at Tufts University, the ORAC tests show Clove Oil scores at over 10 million ORAC, which means that Antioxidant Specialist has the clove oil equivalent of 6 pounds of carrots, or 3 quarts of carrot juice, or 3 pounds of beets, or 1 pint of beet juice, or 4 cups of raspberry, or 3 cups of blueberry!
CAUTION: Clove oil should not be taken in raw form, unprotected from contact with the mouth and throat. BEWARE of commercial companies attempting to sell you raw clove oil. We DO NOT ADVISE taking raw clove oil directly by mouth, for it burns, irritates, and may hurt the sensitive mucosa lining of the mouth and throat. Antioxidant Specialist delivers clove oil that is fully protected to provide a slower and steady release of its power in your stomach and lower intestines where it can be absorbed without discomfort - and not on your tongue, mouth and throat.
The active ingredient eugenol has been shown in published research to increase by more than 300% the insulin activity to stabilize glucose metabolism, and it is a powerful and natural anti-cancer agent - detoxifying the liver and intestines, and protecting bone marrow. Dr. Sukumara reported in a published journal that clove oil inhibited by 84% the number of tumors caused by cancer promoters, proving its power to scavenge and neutralize Free Radical destruction. Other researchers have shown clove oil protected up to 90% against neurotoxicity, neural injury, and resulting death from these causes.
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THYME has the distinction of being the 2nd most powerful natural antioxidant known to man - not too bad a showing in this crowded field of antioxidant super stars. Dr. Yondim reports in the British Journal of Nutrition 2000 that a thyme oral supplement was able to maintain significantly higher total antioxidant levels in the brain metabolism, confirming this supplement's benefits. Research has shown it to protect the vital organs such as liver, brain, kidney and heart, which is even more effective and necessary as we age and live under stress.
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