By now, you would likely have heard about antioxidants and the beneficial effects they have on our health. But what exactly are antioxidants and how do they help maintain and improve your health and well-being?
Simply put, antioxidants are molecules which inhibit oxidation and protect the body’s cells from damage. This is important for the body as oxidation can cause the production of free radicals which damage cells, and many health experts believe these harmful molecules can cause the onset of diseases and serious illnesses like cancer in the body.
Here are 10 important ways antioxidants help support your body’s health and function:
It’s impossible to stop ageing but we can try to delay its negative effects on our body and mind. A frequent intake of health supplements or nutrition drinks containing antioxidants can help your body guard against the ravages of ageing by neutralizing free radical attacks.
Skin health is always a major concern for women; it’s the reason many of us spend money on skincare products and facials to improve the way our skin looks. Other than these beauty aids, a regular intake of antioxidants can help your skin increase skin hydration levels and elasticity. Antioxidants are also essential for collagen synthesis, the process which plumps up skin and reduce fine line and wrinkles.
By helping to delay the progression of advanced age-related macular degeneration and vision loss, antioxidants improve your eye health and visual acuity. Antioxidants can also help reduce the risk of cataracts, an ailment commonly affecting both women and men in their elderly years.
Dental health can be costly to maintain when you have issues with your teeth and gums. Other than day-to-day oral hygiene, antioxidants can also help fight problems like tooth decay, gingivitis and bleeding gums, while promoting general oral health.
If you find yourself falling sick often, it could be due to a weak immune system. Antioxidants can help your immune system prevent and fight off infections caused by harmful bacteria and viruses. If you are suffering from minor ailments like flu or the common cold, antioxidants can help relieve the symptoms and also speed up your recovery.
Working a full-time job and having to take care of family and children can easily drain a woman of energy. And being low on energy can affect your concentration and performance. Antioxidants can help you by enhancing your energy and endurance levels, so you sail through the day successfully.
Did you know that antioxidants play an important part in cardiovascular health too? They support normal blood flow, keep your heart rhythm steady, aid in maintaining normal blood pressure, improve microcirculation and promote arterial wall function and thickness of your heart. All these help in lowering the risk of coronary heart disease, one of the top killers in Singapore.
Antioxidants are essential for promoting calcium absorption in the gut (very important for the prevention of osteoporosis in women) and also for the absorption of iron from vegetable sources (especially useful for vegetarians). They also help improve the absorption of nutrients from foods and promote a healthy digestive system.
A regular dose of antioxidants from health supplements can help reduce the loss of bone density, prevent muscle cramps, encourage peak bone mass to combat onset of osteoporosis, and helps in the formation of healthy cartilage, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissues in the body.
Taking antioxidants supplements can help your brain boost its memory power, improve cognitive skills and slow down brain ageing. As we age, it is especially important to keep the brain functioning optimally as cognitive decline sets in during later years.
Get Antioxidants From LifePak
Packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, Nu Skin LifePak is a comprehensive dietary supplement that helps promote well-being by providing benefits including immune system support, promotion of cardiovascular health, blood sugar metabolism support, bone nutrition and other anti-ageing benefits essential to the health of every woman. The supplement targets your antioxidant needs at the cellular level, and provides your body with optimal levels of nutrients. Simply take one packet twice daily with 235 ml of liquid (approximately one cup) with your morning and evening meals.
Harness The Power Of g3’s Superfruits
Give your body a daily dose of antioxidants with the g3 superfruit blend, one of Nu Skin’s range of Pharmanex Nutrition Drinks. This power fruit juice features the gac fruit – a Southeast Asian fruit with a high concentration of beta-carotene and lycopene – along with a nourishing trio of flavonoids-packed Chinese lycium, nutrient-dense Siberian pineapple and vitamin C-rich cili fruit. Taking this drink regularly helps support cellular rejuvenation and slow down the common effects of ageing, while supporting a healthy immune function and prostate health. To reap its benefits, accompany your morning and evening meals with three servings (30 to 90 ml) of g3 daily.
Boost Your Daily Energy Levels With ageLOC R2
Energy levels decline as we age, and this can affect our daily activities. Get a boost from ageLOC R2, a nutrition supplement which provides a two-prong approach to replenishing lost energy: ageLOC R2 Day promotes three dimensions of energy production that typically decline with age – physical vigor, mental acuity and vitality; while ageLOC R2 Night helps detoxifiy and protect by promoting cellular purification to remove waste and toxins from the body’s cell system and repair damaged cell structures. Take one capsule each in the morning and night; for best results, accompany with LifePak for synergistic benefits. Find out more about Nu Skin Anti Aging Skin Care products here.
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