On today’s show, Chris talks with Dr.Michael Pinkus about antioxidants and he answers the question: Why are antioxidants good for you?
On today’s show discover:
- …how antioxidants help fight free radicals that are attacking you at the cellular level;
- …why you should thing antioxidant whenever you think anti-ageing;
- …which antioxidants are the most powerful and how to to get them in your diet.
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Anti-Ageing and Antioxidants
[0:34] How is your energy level? Are you frustrated by not having the “get up and go” you used to have? Why is this happening, is it an unavoidable part of the ageing process?
[1:29] Where has all the energy and vitality of our youth gone?
I’ve been doing a lot of work on anti-ageing. The body has a trillion cells and every 90 – 120 days cells die off and new ones come to take their place. Your health depends on whether or not your cells come back at 100%.
There are chemicals that your body produces are called free radicals which attack your cells, change their function and start to destroy your cells. In order to anti-age the body needs powerful antioxidants.
[2:20] What exactly does an antioxidant do?
Antioxidants are like a sponge and they soak up damaging free radicals in the body.
Sources for Antioxidants
[3:26] Aren’t we getting the antioxidants we need from the foods we’re eating?
Over one hundred years ago heart disease, which is now the number one killer in this country, wasn’t even in the top 10. Other serious diseases and conditions like cancer, diabetes, obesity were way down on the list.
[3:53] So what has changed?
Well there are three reasons:
1.Diets are not what they once were. Food contains pesticides and preservatives that can harm our bodies.
2.Chemicals that we’re breathing and that are in our food supply are bombarding us.
3. The ozone is weaker and is letting UV light in. When UV light hits the body it causes free radicals.
We’re not getting what we need to protect our bodies.
[4:47] In 1999 the government came out and said we need to have 4 – 9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. The average American is lucky to consume 3 servings per day. We are simply not getting the antioxidants we need.
[5:26] Why aren’t things like green tea, multivitamins and fortified cereals protecting us?
Part of the reason is that these antioxidants are developed in a lab and they are man-made. But there are better, more powerful antioxidants available in fruit. That’s what I’ve used in a new formula I call Ultimate Reds.
Ultimate Reds contains 24 fruits and a few vegetables. It’s in a powder and you mix it in water. It has a very high concentration of powerful antioxidants. The antioxidants your body needs to survive.
[7:02] Nature makes the best antioxidants. We took 24 of the highest and best sources of natural antioxidants and put them in a drink. The government calls it an ORAC value.
ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity….in other words which antioxidant acts like the biggest sponge to soak up these free radicals?
Antioxidants Health Benefits
[7:48] What happens when you start taking the Ultimate Reds formula?
The first thing you;ll notice is that your energy improves. You’ll look better, it will help lower your blood pressure, improve your cardiovascular system, build up your joints and more.
[9:22] Why are antioxidants good for you? It’s not normal to have some of these problems. It’s not just a normal part of ageing. Health and longevity have to do with how many of your cells are going to reproduce in top function and not be bombarded by these free radicals.The body needs more assistance than ever.
It’s not normal to have some of these problems. It’s not just a normal part of ageing. Health and longevity have to do with how many of your cells are going to reproduce in top function and not be bombarded by these free radicals.The body needs more assistance than ever. Antioxidants assist the body and reduce free radical damage.
[11:32] What are the ingredients in the Ultimate Reds formula?
There are 24 fruits and a few vegetables in the formula that have a powerful antioxidant level. The government says you need between 3000 – 5000 ORAC value per day. The average American, if they are eating three fruits and vegetables are getting about 1200.
[11:56] What is the ORAC value of the Ultimate Reds formula?
Ultimate Reds is over 5000 ORAC per scoop. It is one of the highest ORAC ratings of any supplement out on the market. We have:
* Strawberries – Traditionally used for gallstones and stomach problems
* Cranberries – Traditionally used for inhibiting E.coli growth in the body
* Raspberries – Traditionally used for fever, nerve problems, gum problems and snake bites
* Cherry – Traditionally used for pain and inflammation
* Blueberry – Traditionally used for lower cholesterol and reverse the signs of heart disease
* Pomegranate – Traditionally used for reducing LDL cholesterol, blood pressure, used to treat prostate cancer and arthritis.
* Bilberry – Traditionally used for gastrointestinal disease
* Elderberry – Traditionally used for treating influenza
* Prune extract
We also have an ingredient unlike anything else out there. It’s called resveratrol. It’s one of the most powerful antioxidants in the entire world. We added it to the formula in addition to all of the fruit extracts.
Resveratrol is being studied right now for use with cancer and in one study, with animals, it was shown to increase lifespan by 66%!
[14:29] This is a powder that you mix with water. It’s really easy to make and it’s easy to take.
It tastes like fruit punch, it’s all natural and it can help you feel healthier.
Why are Antioxidants Good For You?
[15:46] If you are concerned about ageing antioxidants are something that are going to help you.
[16:31] How is a lack of antioxidants linked to accelerated ageing?
Researchers have done genetic studies on different parts of the body and discovered many were designed to last 120 years or more! If the body, as a whole, is built to last 100 years why is it that the heart gives out or the liver gives out before then?
If you’re thinking about anti ageing you need to be thinking about antioxidants. Why are antioxidants good for you? You’ll feel better, you’ll look better, you’ll have more clarity in your eyes and overall you’ll be healthier.
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