Oxidation in your body: cause of ageing and illness
The average composition of air we breathe contains up to 21% oxygen.
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are a byproduct of using oxygen during energy metabolism.
Reactive oxygen species kill harmful bacteria and viruses in the body as well as breaking down harmful substances in the liver.
The body’s existing anti-oxidant enzymes are powerful against harmful substances and break down reactive oxygen species and render them harmless.
However, due to environmental stress (e.g., air pollution, UV rays, radiation, pesticides, artificial food additives, mental stress, drinking, smoking, sleep shortage, obesity, strenuous exercise, and ageing), ROS levels can increase dramatically and it is difficult to break down reactive oxygen species with only antioxidant enzymes.
It is well-known that increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) speeds up ageing and leads to various diseases, including diabetes, heart attack and stroke, as well as skin trouble and common poor physical conditions such as fatigue.
So, how do we reduce reactive oxygen species?
There are 3 simple ways to do it.
- Remove the causes of increased ROS levels.
- Consume foods which contain antioxidant nutrients to neutralize oxidation
- Laugh and smile a lot.
The following five nutrients are known as antioxidant nutrients and reduce ROS levels: Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Polyphenol, and Antioxidant Enzyme.
These nutrients (antioxidant nutrients) are contained in green and yellow vegetables, fruits, and foods such as black sesame, black beans, red beans, green tea, wine and konbu (kelp).
So, we need take more grains, beans, seaweed, vegetables, mushrooms, and potatoes!
Our products contain antioxidant nutrients. For example,
(1) Young Barley Grass Extract Powder: antioxidant enzymes (Super Oxide Dismutase), chlorophyll, Vitamin A, Vitamin C
(2) Soya powder: Saponin, Vitamin E
(3) Fermented Blackcurrants: Anthocyanin
(4) Burdock Tea: Saponin, Chlorogenic acid
(5) Black Beans: Anthocyanin