ANTI-OXIDANT AND ANTI-AGING
Studies have shown that lycopene, tea polyphenols, anthocyanins, astaxanthin, vitamin C, vitamin E and selenium have certain antioxidant function and are also the main components extracted for antioxidant health food. Other components that can be used as antioxidant health food also include soybean isoflavones and coenzyme Q10.
Among them, anthocyanin is a very popular antioxidant in the market, and the research on it is also very rich.Anthocyanins do demonstrate powerful antioxidant properties in test tubes and in cells.Anthocyanins also showed strong inhibitory effects in cultured cancer cells.Anthocyanins also showed some resistance to artificially induced tumors in mice and other experimental animals.However, there is still a lack of evidence on whether it works in humans.
However, some merchants claim that antioxidants have “beauty” and “anti-aging” effects. In many cases, the merchants take advantage of the public’s incomprehension of the concept of anti-oxidation, anti-aging and anti-aging to flatter the products and mislead the consumption.
Here are three things you should know about antioxidants
Blind supplements, whether naturally extracted or synthetic, are not necessarily beneficial and may pose unknown health risks.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has made it clear that taking antioxidants does not prevent cancer in the general population and may make the outcome worse for cancer patients.Cornell University has also published studies that genetically engineered animals to overexpress the antioxidants selenium and glutathione peroxidase, with the result that too many antioxidants have a negative effect on diabetes.So, here are three things we need to know about antioxidants:
One is that free radicals, which are part of the body’s immune system and can kill pathogens, are necessary in moderation to maintain human health.The body maintains a balance between free radicals and antioxidants so that free radicals perform beneficial physiological functions without causing harm.High intake of antioxidants can actually inhibit the body’s own antioxidant capacity.
Second, the right way to supplement antioxidants is to do a reasonable diet, can eat more fresh fruits and vegetables.The main source of substances with antioxidant effect is a variety of plants.If you have an unbalanced diet, or if you are significantly deficient in certain essential antioxidants (such as vitamin C, vitamin E, etc.) due to disease, follow your doctor’s advice to take a moderate intake and supplement what you lack.
Third, stay away from smoking and ultraviolet damage, and avoid damaging free radicals (smoking, strong ultraviolet, etc.).
Finally, it is important to caution against over-reliance on topical antioxidants, which to some extent may weaken the body’s own antioxidant system.To get rid of excess free radicals, eating fresh fruits and vegetables is a safer option.