Your Picture of Health.
Imagine for a moment your ideal picture of health.
Is the image one of a happier, healthier you?
Or, like many, is the difference between your ideal image and
reality one of stark contrast?
For many, achieving their ideal picture of health isn't a simple
matter. It's like trying to put together pieces of a complicated
jigsaw puzzle every day of their lives!
Where Do You Start?
Even a complicated jigsaw puzzle is easy to solve once you learn
a tried-and-true approach to solving it. As the experts will tell
you, the key to solving the puzzle is piecing together the foundation
first. It's the same with your health; the key is to start with
your body's functional foundation unit, its most basic part -
the cell! All living things from snails to whales, and of course
people, are made up of cells. Some organisms consist of only one
The human body has more than 100 trillion living cells. In a process
known as metabolism, the cell "breathes," takes in food and gets
rid of wastes. Just as it is with plants and animals, cells that
are left unprotected are subject to breakdown from damaging elements.
Whether you know it or not, that could easily be happening right
now to your very own cells.
Free Radicals - How They Damage Your Cells If you could view the
microscopic world of your body at the cellular level, what would
you see? You'd witness your cells under attack from free radicals
- the byproducts of metabolism. Free radicals are electrically-charged
molecules that attack your cells, tearing through cellular membranes
to react and create havoc with the nucleic acids (genetic material),
proteins and enzymes inside.
These attacks by free radicals - collectively known as oxidative
stress - are capable of causing cells to lose their structure
and function and eventually disabling or killing the cell. Can
you feel the effects of free radical damage?
But unless you take the necessary steps to help counteract the
unrelenting damage from free radicals, you run the risk of damage
to your joint tissues and organ systems. And you can feel this
effect. It's the discomfort from compromised cardiovascular health,
the pain from joint degeneration, the ache from muscle malfunction
and overall accelerated aging. Antioxidants - Your First Line
of Defense Our bodies have developed a highly sophisticated and
complex antioxidant protection system - one that counteracts the
'pro-oxidant' effect from free radicals with an 'antioxidant'
effect that protects the cells. Unfortunately, for most people
this 'protection system' is badly out of balance.
Overwhelmed by an onslaught of oxidative elements - pollution,
infection, smoking, poor diet and alcohol, to name a few - many
are in desperate need of a larger force of free radical-fighting
Where do antioxidants come from? What form do they take?
Perhaps the most familiar are the dietary antioxidants -- vitamin
C, E and beta-carotene. They're considered to be among the most
important and effective antioxidant nutrients. But science has
uncovered a number of other dietary antioxidant substances called
phytonutrients that function beyond the role of traditional vitamins.
These plant-derived substances contain complex compounds of potentially
potent antioxidant properties.
Other naturally-occurring antioxidant activity comes from enzymes
and the trace minerals selenium, iron, copper, zinc and manganese.
Let Us Help to Restore Your Antioxidant Balance.
How can you achieve an adequate level of antioxidant protection?
The human body utilizes a complex network of antioxidants composed
of several players that work together as a team. The intent is
to build a well-balanced reserve of antioxidants as part of a
good diet. Ironically though, excessive consumption of some antioxidants
may be counterproductive. Rather, the goal is to strike a balance
between the damaging effects of free radicals and the protective
effects of antioxidants. While you can't always eat right, exercise
regularly or avoid all the toxins and pollutants you are exposed
to everyday, you can make a positive contribution to the cellular
war against oxidative free radical damage.
You can do this by consuming a well-balanced diet rich in fresh
fruits, fresh vegetables and whole grains, reinforced by comprehensive,
high quality antioxidant supplements.
Let us help piece together your own comprehensive antioxidant protection
program. Like an expert puzzle maker, we have the knowledge, experience
and skills to put together the necessary pieces to help you attain
By properly combining the right antioxidant pieces - phytonutrients,
trace minerals, enzymes, vitamins and more - you'll establish the
foundation necessary to create your ideal picture of health!
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