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 free radical. Alpha-lipoic acid and glutathione can both “recycle” vitamin C back into a potent antioxidant.

Glutathione not only recycles vitamin C, but is the cells’ primary antioxidant. Maintaining high levels of glutathione is critical for life – low glutathione levels are a marker for death at an early age.

Glutathione diminishes as we age and cannot be boosted significantly through supplements.  N-acetylcysteine manufactures glutathione, and alpha-lipoic acid regenerates glutathione, ensuring that the body has an adequate supply. Selenium is part of the enzyme glutathione peroxidase, which recycles glutathione.

OPCs also play a role in cycling as they sacrifice themselves in order to neutralize harmful free radicals.  In doing so, they make it possible for vitamins C and E and selenium to do less “antioxidant” work, allowing these nutrients to perform their other functions in the body.

The ingredients found in AIM Proancynol® 2000 work together to provide optimum free radical protection.

 

 

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Reference AIM Proancynol 2000 data sheet 2005

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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 in laboratory studies and to play a role in reducing the oxidative stress associated with diabetes.

Selenium may also protect against cancers and cardiovascular disease by increasing HDL cholesterol levels.

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Reference AIM Proancynol 2000 data sheet 2005

 

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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 supplementing with alpha-lipoic acid is beneficial in moderating blood sugar concentrations, symptoms of cardiovascular ailments, blurred vision, and liver complication. Individuals who display limitations in moderating blood sugar concentrations often have a serious problem with glycation caused by higher than normal levels of blood sugar due to low insulin production or insulin resistance.

Glycation happens when blood sugar reacts quickly and spontaneously with proteins to form damaging cross-linking. This cross-linking causes severe tissue damage and leads to kidney ailments, plaque buildup in the arteries, and retinopathy. Lipoic acid curtails glycation and enhances the transfer of blood sugar into the cells by stimulating insulin activity. One of the more severe complications of noncontrolled blood glucose levels is reduced circulation to the lower extremities. Studies show that patients suffering from symptoms of diabetic neuropathy improved significantly when they supplemented with 600 mg of lipoic acid daily.

Children treated with alpha-lipoic acid alone or in combination with vitamin E showed normalized organ function and less oxidative damage following radiation exposure in the Chernobyl incident.

Current research indicates that alpha-lipoic supplementation may help increase human T lymphocytes. Alpha-lipoic acid has the ability to regenerate other antioxidants, including vitamins C and E, glutathione, and coenzyme Q10.

Lycopene

Lycopene is a member of the carotenoid family. It is the pigment that gives fruits and vegetables its red color.

Predominantly available in tomatoes, lycopene has been found to be twice as effective as beta-carotene and 100 times more effective than vitamin E in counteracting the dangerous free radical singlet oxygen. Lycopene has been found to be a more potent inhibitor of human cancer cells than all other carotenoids. A study in Europe found that there was a statistically significant association between high dietary lycopene and a 48 percent lower risk of cardiac disease.

 

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Reference AIM Proancynol 2000 data sheet 200

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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 for years in hospital emergency rooms to counteract acetaminophen poisoning.

Clinical trials in Europe have indicated that NAC may also offer protection against the flu and flu-like symptoms. Other research indicates that it may enhance the production of human T cells, white blood cells with various immunity functions. NAC is metabolized into compounds that can stimulate glutathione synthesis. The body produces glutathione, one of its most important and powerful antioxidants, to help it deal with the free radicals generated as part of its own metabolism.

 

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Reference AIM Proancynol 2000 data sheet 2005

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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 OPCs than white pine bark and can be more potent.  In a review of the benefits of the OPCs found in grape seed extract, one study notes that the antioxidant activity of OPCs is generally credited for their other health benefits. The study notes that these include an antimutagenic effect; that is, they inhibit the mutation of DNA. The authors point out that chronic degenerative diseases are believed to be a result of environmental mutagens (substances that cause mutation). OPCs may be able to counter these mutagens.

OPCs also have “cosmetic” value. They protect collagen and elastin, which are an important part of the makeup of skin. It is the interlacing of collagen and elastin that gives skin its strength, elasticity, and smoothness. When these two substances are damaged and the skin loses elasticity, the result can be wrinkles.  OPCs help restore damaged collagen and elastin and protect them against further damage.

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Reference AIM’s Proancynol 2000 data sheet 2005

 

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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, epicatechin gallate, and epigallocatechin gallate, the most potent. In laboratory studies presented at a September 1997 meeting of the American Chemical Society, epigallocatechin gallate proved to be 100 times more effective at neutralizing free radicals than vitamin C and 25 times more effective than vitamin E. Research does suggest that this antioxidant power may translate into helping to maintain immunity. In animal studies conducted in Japan in the early 1990s, green tea polyphenols increased activation of macrophages, B lymphocytes, T lymphocytes, and natural killer cells. All of these are white blood cells. Studies indicate that green tea also helps lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, helps reduce the risk of some forms of cancer, and helps reduce the formation of dental plaque. A recent study affirms that green tea is helpful with bone mineralization and therefore osteoporosis. Green tea also contains oligomers of proanthocyanidins (OPCs), also in the flavonoid family, that have been shown to have positive effects on blood vessels.

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Reference The AIM Companies Proancynol 2000 data sheet 2005

 

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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. However, unlike some other tripeptides, glutathione possesses a unique peptide linking structure within the cysteine and glutamate chain. The thiol group in the former allows the glutathione molecule to provide what is known as a reducing equivalent, which means the ability to donate one electron to other molecules rendered unstable and highly reactive due to a lack of balanced electron pairs.  The primary function of glutathione is to provide antioxidant activity by regulating the reduction of cysteine thiol side chains as they adhere to proteins. This action helps to deter oxidative stress and cellular damage from free radicals. In fact, glutathione is essential to protect the eyes, skin, kidneys, liver and many other organs from toxic byproducts produced by the body through normal metabolism. In the liver, glutathione aids in the detoxification and removal of harmful toxins, including those generated through environmental pollution, and the consumption of alcohol and drugs.

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What is an anti-oxidant?

What is an anti-oxidantThey 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 needs glutathione

Foods we eat—fruits and vegetables with rich color, bright reds, yellows, orange and greens—eat a variety to be sure to get different combinations.  Anti-oxidants are water soluble, fat soluble or both—each body system needs a different combination to protect it.

All Natural Supplement—AIM Proancynol® 2000 combines the proven ability of seven antioxidant compounds– green tea extract, rosemary extract, grape seed extract, N-acetylcysteine, alpha-lipoic acid, lycopene, and selenium – to provide you the best antioxidant supplementation available. These components not only work individually but also synergistically in antioxidant cycling (see nest paragraph), the term that describes how antioxidants work together for an enhanced, combined effect.

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 free radical. Alpha-lipoic acid and glutathione can both “recycle” vitamin C back into a potent antioxidant. Glutathione not only recycles vitamin C, but is the cells’ primary antioxidant. Maintaining high levels of glutathione is critical for life – low glutathione levels are a marker for death at an early age. Glutathione diminishes as we age and cannot be boosted significantly through supplements. N-acetylcysteine manufactures glutathione, and alpha-lipoic acid regenerates glutathione, ensuring that the body has an adequate supply. Selenium is part of the enzyme glutathione peroxidase, which recycles glutathione. OPCs also play a role in cycling as they sacrifice themselves in order to neutralize harmful free radicals. In doing so, they make it possible for vitamins C and E and selenium to do less “antioxidant” work, allowing these nutrients to perform their other functions in the body.

You can see how the ingredients found in AIM Proancynol® 2000 work together to provide optimum free radical protection.  Reference AIM Proancynol 2000 data sheet 2005

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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 supply.  You want to have anti-oxidants that cover all the systems, so it is a team effort, the body working together to keep the free radicals out.

Skin is a barrier between your body and foreign matter—it protects and detoxifies.

Liver disarms, detoxifies and takes harmful substances out of the body.

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