An antioxidant is a molecule capable of slowing or preventing the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation occurs when an unbalanced free radical takes an electron from an established molecule, potentially creating a chain reaction destabilizing the once stabile molecules. Common antioxidants are glutathione, vitamin A, C and E, beta-carotene, selenium as well as certain enzymes. (A full list of the nutrient profile can be found under the full spectrum heading.) Although oxidation reactions are crucial for life, they can also be damaging. One of the commonly accepted ways to measure the antioxidant level of a food, plant or mineral is through performing on Oxygen Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) test. The higher the ORAC value the greater the rate at which the food or supplement such as Graminex® Rye Grass Flower Pollen Extract can neutralize or destroy free radicals in the body.
Graminex® Flower Pollen Extracts provide a natural concentrated source of over 39 essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients the body needs to fight off and eliminate toxins and free radicals within the body.
- Antioxidant use is supported by clinical studies as an indicated treatment in the fight against free radicals, which have been shown to create cellular destruction. Antioxidants may be added to the diet by means of a supplement such as Graminex® Flower Pollen Extract G63™, which neutralizes and destroys free radicals, helping to detoxify and protect the body.
- Excessive free radicals in the body have been shown to damage the cells and tissues. The over abundance of free radicals create more free radicals in the body. Graminex® Flower Pollen Extract G63™ lowers the development of additional free radicals.
- Antioxidants are contained in vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin E, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, and selenium. All are present in Graminex® Flower Pollen Extract G63™.
- Free radicals damage the protective cell membrane, leading to the retention of fluids in the cells, which is related to the aging process.