Antioxidants And Aging
Is there a link between antioxidants and aging? Most scientists still agree that taking antioxidants will help your body battle the aging process. Antioxidants are substances which prevent free radicals from breaking down the fundamental integrity of your cells.
Where can antioxidants be found?
Antioxidants can be found in vitamin A, C and E. By taking these three vitamins on a daily basis, you may be striking a major blow against the aging process. Do not take a large doses of these vitamin. Doing so can have toxic side effects on your body. You can safely increased your intake of these two by twice the recommended daily allowance. Make sure to check the label on the vitamin bottles for what the proper dosage is.
Vitamin C is another matter. It is difficult to overdose on vitamin C because your body metabolizes it like a food. The famous scientist and two-time Nobel Price winner linus Pauline consumes some 300 times the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C when he develops a cold, he increases it until the illness passes. Vitamin C is a miracle drugs. Not only does it protect your from the cold, infection and viruses, but it also slows down the aging process.
Coenzyme Q10 is one of the active ingredients in keeping your cells healthy. It works in helping to convert the food we eat into energy in the cell so that they can divide to make new cells, and to heal wounds. As we get older the cells operate less efficiently, and we heal more slowly, and we seem to have less energy. By using soybean and corn oil in our diet we can go a long way toward keeping our cells healthy and active, which will reduce the aging process.
Vitamin E is effective against cancer. This vitamin prevent cancer by decreasing the free radicals in our blood that we get from oxidation. It also helps in healing wounds. It can also be used when you have surgery. The time it takes to heal after surgery can often be reduced through the use of high doses of vitamin E. This vitamin is good for aging and cancer.
Remember to get your vitamins directly from natural sources, in other words, foods that are rich in vitamin A, C and E. There are many food rich in vitamin A and C, but finding vitamin E in ordinary foods is more difficult. You are more likely to find it supplement form.