Aging and illnesses are related thereto, such as heart disease and cancer could develop due to excessive oxidation caused by free radicals. Free radicals are produced when our body breaks down food or when we are exposed to smoke, pollution or radiation. The buildup of free radicals over time is largely responsible for the aging process. The same free radicals play a crucial role in developing cancer, heart disease, diabetes and hypertension.
Antioxidants are substances that reduce the oxidation levels in the body. A healthy person is endowed with a strong oxidative system – the system itself is programmed to neutralize and excrete the hazardous substances from body. However, with years it becomes weaker; it is also aggravated by ongoing stress, illnesses, addictions, use of stimulants, unreasonable sunbathing, environmental pollution, lasting inflammations, traumas, low-quality food, etc. The hazardous free radicals impact many organs, especially the heart and the vascular system. It causes increased levels of cholesterol, reduced elasticity of blood-vessels and hypertension. Consequently, the skin, the eyes, the immune system and connective tissues also suffer to a great extent.
Antioxidants are the most powerful opponents to free radicals destroying body cells. The seabuckthorn is one of the strongest known antioxidants since ancient times and it contains high levels of natural antioxidants – vitamins C, E, A, beta carotene, selenium, flavonoid, etc.