Antioxidants! Antioxidants! Antioxidants!

While it is well-known that ionizing radiation creates a deluge of free radicals in the body, there are over 330 studies now with abstracts posted on Pubmed showing (1) an increase in free radicals (AKA reactive oxygen species [ROS]) and (2) a depletion of the body’s antioxidant system with exposures to manmade non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation.

Free radicals damage the cell wall, the mitochondria, cellular enzymes, and DNA, leading to what Dr. Magda Havas has dubbed “Rapid Aging Syndrome.”

One way to halt the damage done by free radicals in the body is to take either (1) antioxidants, and/or (2) nutritional substances that increase the body’s own production of antioxidants.

One nutritional substance that increases the body’s production of Glutathione — the body’s super antioxidant — is whey powder.

Unfortunately, there is not just one antioxidant to take that will solve all your problems with free radicals as there are a number of types of free radicals (or reactive oxygen species) like Singlet Oxygen, Nitric Oxide (NO), Superoxide, Hydrogen Peroxide, Peroxynitrite — and certain antioxidants are better at quenching certain free radicals. For example, Lycopene is an excellent quencher of singlet oxygen, and theoretically should protect one from the damage caused by ultraviolet radiation. Furthermore, certain antioxidants are more protective of specific organs: The antioxidants found in Milk Thistle are protective of the liver for instance, and CoEnzyme Q10 is very protective of the heart.

Also, it is important to think of a “football team” analogy when taking antioxidants with each one performing a specific function while also working together in tandem.

The following are recommended with many already being shown in studies to offer protection against EMR:

  • Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)
  • Acetyl-L-Carnitine
  • Glutathione (from whey powder)
  • N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine
  • Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD)
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Carotene
  • Cryptoxanthin
  • Lutein
  • Zeazanthin
  • Lycopene
  • Flavanoids
  • Pycnogenol
  • Quercetin
  • Isoflavones
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin E
  • B vitamins
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
  • Magnesium
  • Gingko Biloba
  • Grape Seed Extract
  • Milk Thistle
  • Bilberries
  • Blueberries
  • Hawthorn
  • Bee Propolis
  • Garlic

Many of these products can be bought at discount supplement companies like www.iherb.com. Also, products like Noni Juice, Blueberries, Bee Propolis, Snake Venom, certain Chinese herbs, Inositol, Transfer Factor – plus the acupuncture point ST36 (Zusanli) – have been shown to stimulate NK cell production in the body.

For people suffering from opportunistic infections, Raintree Nutrition – www.raintreenutrition.com offers a number of natural products from the Amazon, like Myco for mycoplasma infections, which either boost the immune system or are affective against a number of these opportunistic infections.

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