Scientists have discovered that our New Zealand High OPC Pine Bark Extract’s highly effective and complex blend of antioxidants helps to fight the free radicals that cause damage to the cells in our bodies.
Antioxidants are vital in combating the free radicals that are constantly forming in our bodies due to oxidation. Free radicals wreak havoc on the cells in our bodies, and an imbalance of free radicals causes oxidative stress which can cause grave disturbances in cell metabolism. Curbing the activity of free radicals in the body may help to slow down the processes that cause disease and aging, contributing to a longer, healthier life. Our bodies gain antioxidants from two sources:
- Our body’s in-house antioxidants, such as superoxide dismutase, catalase and glutathione.
- Dietary antioxidants, from sources such as fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains.
As we grow older our body’s defense system loses its effectiveness and we hold fewer antioxidants. Fewer free radicals are neutralized and this can lead to a slow build-up of damaged molecules in the body. Therefore, to reduce the damage to our bodies caused by free radicals, we are wise to add antioxidants to our diets. Enzogenol is a blend of special antioxidants including proanthocyanidins (also called OPC, oligomeric procyanidins), numerous other flavonoids, and organic acids. This complex blend makes Enzogenol one of the most powerful and effective antioxidants available to combat free radical damage.
Many researchers claim that dietary changes designed to decrease the rate of free radical reactions in the body can increase the span of healthy life by years. Flavonoids like those in Enzogenol® are antioxidant compounds found in plants. They are natural dietary disease-preventing, health-promoting substances.