Tag: Proancynol 2000

Anti-oxidant cycling

Anti-oxidant cycling In antioxidant cycling, antioxidants work together for an enhanced, combined effect.  When the antioxidant vitamin E disables free radicals, it becomes a minor free radical. Both vitamin C and alpha-lipoic acid convert the radical form of vitamin E back to its antioxidant-self.  However, when vitamin C recycles vitamin E, it changes to a […]

Selenium

Selenium Selenium is an antioxidant mineral. It works together with antioxidant enzymes to fight free radicals.  Selenium activates the antioxidant enzyme glutathione peroxidase, which recycles glutathione.  Selenium improves white blood cell proliferation, and a selenium deficiency will result in a depressed immune system.  Selenium is reported to mimic the blood sugar regulatory functions of insulin […]

Alpha-lipoic acid and Lycopene

Alpha-lipoic acid When it was isolated 50 years ago, alpha-lipoic acid was identified as a vitamin. It has since been reclassified as an antioxidant, and can scavenge free radicals intracellularly and extracellularly. It is both fat- and water-soluble, which means that it can access all parts of our cells.  Numerous clinical trials have shown that […]

What is N-acetylcysteine

N-acetylcysteine Although little known, N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is apowerful antioxidant and a powerful tool in maintaining immunity. It has been used since the 1960s as a mucolytic – that is, a substance that breaks up mucus, especially in lung tissue. It also has a positive effect on toxic chemical and drug reactions, and has been used […]

Grape Seed in AIM’s Proancynol 2000

Grape seed Like green tea, grape seeds contain the powerful antioxidant OPCs. Some studies indicate that OPCs are 20 times more powerful than vitamin C and 50 times more powerful than vitamin E. The two most common sources of OPCs are white pine bark and grape seed. Grape seeds contain 7 to 15 percent more […]

Benefits of green tea in AIM’s Proancynol 2000

Green tea Green tea, unlike black tea, is made from leaves that are not fermented before they are dried. The primary constituents in green tea thought to provide the most health benefits are the polyphenols. Members of the flavonoid family, polyphenols are catechins made of several ringlike structures. Four are of particular interest: epicatechin, epigallocatechin, […]

What is glutathione?

What is glutathione—Glutathione is a substance naturally produced by the human body through the synthesis of certain amino acids in the liver. It’s also used by virtually every cell of the body to neutralize toxins. Since glutathione is composed of three amino acids, namely gamma-glutamic acid, cysteine, and glycine, it is classified as a tripeptide. […]

What is an anti-oxidant?

What is an anti-oxidant—They quench free radicals—they capture and absorb the extra electrons or they give the extra electron needed to stabilize the molecule.  Having plenty of anti-oxidants gives your body time to repair and renew itself over time. 2 ways to get anti-oxidants—Our body produces them—mostly in the liver, but some in each cell—body […]

What is a free radical?

What is a free radical—molecules that are chemically unstable—they have too many or too few electrons.  Some of them are a natural by-product of energy—a waste product.  They destabilize other molecules and cause a chain reaction.  They decrease the body’s ability to heal itself. Free radicals enter through our skin, lungs, digestive system and blood […]