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Learning the Role of Antioxidant Enzymes in Better Health

Posted Sep 11 2009 4:57pm

Author: Gert Strand AB

Key among the ingredients in any antioxidant formula is the antioxidant response elements that help regulate how well the antioxidants perform their job. In addition to the complex mechanisms that help the products remove free radicals from the body's system the role of antioxidant enzymes is to insure they work as planned. As the body goes through countless chemical actions every day, there are certain parts of the cells that break down and release radicals into the system. These free radicals, with the use of antioxidant enzymes would float around, drawing on healthy cells for their livelihood, leaving destruction in their wake.

The antioxidant enzymes also produced naturally by the body, help regulate the natural antioxidants as the reign in the potential for terror created by the existence of the free radicals. While new products are introduced nearly every week that claim to help rid the body of the harmful effects of free radicals, without the inclusion of antioxidant enzymes to regulate how they work, the products will not work as efficiently as designed.

While no product reproduced in a laboratory can replace the body's natural system to keeping everything running smoothly, the use of antioxidant supplements as well as supplements of antioxidant enzymes offers humans a better chance of maintaining as well as improving their health.

How to Combat Free Radicals

Everyone wants to get rid of free radicals; the way to do this is by consuming antioxidants. You can do this by eating antioxidant and mineral rich foods. However many people don't have the time to make sure that they are eating antioxidant rich foods, let alone a healthy balanced diet.

If you are constantly on the go and rely on restaurant meals and convenience foods then you need a way to include antioxidants in your diet. One way to do this is by using an antioxidant dietary supplement. An antioxidant dietary supplement can give you the amount of antioxidants that you are supposed to have in your body daily.

Every Cell Requires A Little Outside Help

The body is a very complex and wonderful thing as it has the ability to keep every system running efficiently. However, there are things that can go wrong and the existence of too many free radicals can lead to cell destruction and when systems resultantly fail, the remaining cells can use a little help. The use of antioxidant enzymes has been studied over the years since the need for antioxidants was established.

The use of any antioxidant product will most likely have certain benefits but more importantly, they should also include antioxidant enzymes to make them work better and perform as they were designed. Some of the most common antioxidant enzymes include glutathione reductase, catalane and dismutase, ingredients often included in many antioxidant formulas.

These antioxidant enzymes are used in formulas as antioxidant response elements to help the antioxidant round up the free radicals, group them together and help make them more water soluble for faster, more efficient expulsion from the body. By using formulas that include the enzymes along with the antioxidants, the product will be able to perform more effectively.

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Webmaster Ann Nelson who is the author of Learning about antioxidants provides her audience with facts about antioxidants and free radicals. By knowing the human anatomy and antioxidants and its process better, people can improve their health.
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