Neutralization of nitric oxide by super antioxidants
Posted Sep 11 2009 4:58pm
The nitric oxide balance as managed by a healthy coronary endothelium is the key to maintaining optimum health.
Excess nitric oxide promotes disease through free radical generation such as arthritis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, etc. Overproduction of the NO (reactive) free radical causes tissue damage and chronic inflammation pathology.
Nitric oxide is transformed into peroxynitrate by the reactive oxygen radical and it degrades vitamins and glutathione and other protein and hormone molecules in the body. To protect vitamins and glutathione in the body, other biomolecules are needed, which may be called super-antioxidants. These super anti-oxidants are bioflavonoids and anthocyanins.
Bioflavonoids form a large family of plant compounds. They determine the large variation in colour occurring in vegetables and fruit, from yellow to red and dark purple such as apples, broccoli, berries, blue grapes, tomatoes, and oranges .