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Why Antioxidants Are The BEST Way To Stay Healthy

Why Antioxidants Are The BEST Way To Stay Healthy

We mainly rely on good sleep, good food, and enough exercise to stay healthy. Now I’m going to introduce another essential for a healthy lifestyle: antioxidants! This post will explain the importance of antioxidants and how Grand Health's® can support your intake of this important molecule. 

INTRODUCING ANTIOXIDANTS

Antioxidants are molecules that combat free radicals by preventing and slowing damage that free radicals cause to cells.

Your body naturally produces antioxidants, but you can also get it from foods that are rich in vitamins C and E, and carotenoids such as beta-carotene. Eating lots of antioxidants can help reduce the risk of diseases caused by high levels of free radicals.

Vegetables, fruit, beans, whole grain foods, lean meat, protein, green tea, coffee and dark chocolate are all good sources of antioxidants.

You can also take nutritional supplements to increase the amount of antioxidants in your body. An excellent supplement that I recommend is Grand Health's® ’s OPC Plus, which I will talk more about later!

 

WATER-SOLUBLE VS. FAT-SOLUBLE ANTIOXIDANTS

Antioxidants are either water or fat-soluble.

Water-soluble antioxidants act in fluid, which is located inside and outside cells.

Fat-soluble antioxidants act in cell membranes.

Vitamin C is a water-soluble antioxidant, while Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant. 

FREE RADICALS

Free radicals are highly reactive molecules that are formed in your body. They are formed through our body’s metabolism and through exposure to toxins, such as UV rays and harmful smoke.

Your immune system uses free radicals to fight infections. But if the level of free radicals in your body are too high, they can cause harm, resulting in illnesses such as diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

Without antioxidants, free radicals would cause harm quickly! Your body needs to balance out the two molecules so you don’t experience oxidative stress, which is when there are more free radicals than antioxidants.

Long-term oxidative stress can lead to DNA and molecule damage in your body.

Lifestyle and environmental factors are also known to play a role in causing excess free radical formation and oxidative stress. Factors include air pollution, radiation, tobacco smoke, high blood sugar levels and antioxidant deficiency.

 OPC PLUS

Grandhealth® OPC Plus uses a combination of powerful antioxidants (OPCs) derived from grape seeds, pine bark and red wine.

Oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes (OPCs) are naturally occurring plant metabolites that can be found in vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, flowers and bark. They are remarkable in terms of antioxidant activity.

Each capsule of OPC Plus contains 121 mg of Proanthocyanidins from grape seeds and pine bark extract and 20mg Oligomeric procyanidins from red wine extract in every capsule. This potent blend of antioxidants work together to enhance one another’s capabilities, which is perfect for fighting free radicals!

 Product Benefits:

  • Antioxidant support for good health.
  • Anti-aging support.
  • Anti-inflammatory properties.
  • May help to strengthen blood vessels.
  • Supports night vision.

 This product is also 100% Vegan!

 FINAL THOUGHTS

Antioxidants are incredibly important for combating high levels of free radicals. By eating a diet rich in vitamins C and E and beta-carotene, you can help your body prevent oxidative stress. Grandhealth® OPC Plus is a great source of antioxidants and it is a personal favorite of mine!

 

Why Ovary Health is So Important for Women?

Why Ovary Health is So Important for Women?

Maintaining a healthy reproductive system has always been a woman's responsibility. It is mostly due to her contribution to the continuation of human life. The "ovary" is an important component of a woman's reproductive system. The importance of ovaries, natural approaches, and advice to maintain a healthy reproductive system, and the role of medicinal herbs will be discussed in today's article.

Ovary: A Part of the Female Reproductive System

The reproductive system of a woman is complex and plays an important part in her overall health and well-being. The health of the female reproductive system is maintained by the ovaries. The primary purpose of the ovaries is to produce eggs for fertilization, and the secondary function is to produce reproductive hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. These hormones are involved in the normal development of the reproductive system and fertility. However, ovarian diseases such as ovarian cysts, ovarian cancer, menstrual cycle problems, and polycystic ovarian syndrome affect many women (1, 2).

 

Diet plays an important role

We all agree that food is medicine. Healthy foods can prevent dysfunctions of ovaries and their symptoms. Some of the popular food sources may include,

  • Lean protein-rich sources like fish, skinless white meat poultry, lentils, beans, and egg whites.
  • Vegetables and fruits: source of antioxidant (fighting against free radicals to prevent cancer). Take a diet rich in onions and tomatoes especially red ones, citrus fruits, berries, dark leafy greens, broccoli, and winter squash.
  • Whole grains: provide protein, fiber, and antioxidants. Eat high-fiber carbohydrate sources for blood sugar and appetite control.
  • Nuts and seeds: rich in healthy fats like omega 3 fatty acids and unsaturated fatty acids (3, 4).

However, in addition to eating well-balanced food, leading a healthy lifestyle has a substantial impact. 

Tips for Healthy Reproductive System

Here are a few tips that can be used daily.

  • Adapting health lifestyles
  • Stay away from smoking, recreational and prescription drug usage
  • Avoid too much alcohol and caffeine consumption
  • Manage stress
  • Healthy eating
  • Weight management
  • Boost blood flow
  • Add supplements
  • Reduce environmental exposure
  • Do exercise (5)

 Grand Health’s® Herbal Remedy: Another Way?

Grand Health's® Women's Herbal Essence is made purely with herbs that have been used as traditional medicine in many parts of the world for centuries. This herbal blend is full of bioactive, which provides youthfulness, hormonal balance, regulates menstruation, increases energy, reduces stress, controls mood swings, supports fertility, revives sex drive, and provides a better night's sleep. The product is 100% vegan and exclusive for women between the age of 35-55. Let us investigate individual ingredients and their popular evidence identified by researchers around the world.

 

Saffron: Saffron is harvested by hand from the stigma of the flower called “crocus sativus". Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. It is rich in bioactive compounds namely "crocin, crocetin, safranal, kaempferol", they are regarded as powerful antioxidants (compounds fighting against free radicals). These bioactive compounds may improve mood and treat depression symptoms, help in the reduction of premenstrual symptoms (physical, emotional, and psychological), heal inflammation, digestive issues, and improve conditions affecting the female reproductive system. Moreover, it is used as an aphrodisiac substance for both men and women, especially for people who are taking depression pills (6).

 

Royal Jelly: Royal jelly is a natural material produced by the hypopharyngeal and mandibular glands of worker honeybees. This secretion is formed in the worker bee's stomach due to the incomplete digestion of honeydew. Royal jelly is a natural product and is authentically used as food and medicine in China. It is known to have positive impacts on female fertility, osteoporosis, pre-menopausal symptoms, and improved hormonal balance and quality of ovules in females. They also have antibacterial, immunomodulatory, anti-aging, antioxidant, neuroprotective, and immune system boosting properties (7).

 

Maca: Roots of maca are widely used as dietary supplements, food, and medicine in Peru. Maca stimulates the endocrine system and helps to maintain hormonal balance in women. As an herbal medicine it has been used to improve sexual function, fertility, a person's sexual drive & performance, avoid discomfort in pre-menopausal symptoms, balance hormones, stress, and increase energy. One of the best ways to add maca to the diet is by mixing it with smoothies, hot cereals, breakfast, muffins, or beverages (8).

 

Rhodiola: It is also known as the golden root that has been used as traditional medicine in Russia, Scandinavia, and other countries. Rhodiola has been extensively studied as an adaptogen with various health-promoting effects such as increasing physical endurance, productivity, longevity, and treating tiredness, depression, and stress. Moreover, "in Siberia, a bouquet of roots is still given to couples before marriage to enhance fertility and assure the birth of healthy children ''(9,10). 

 

Schisandra and vitex: Both herbs are so popular to elevate menopausal symptoms (like hot flashes, sweating, and heart palpitations), balance fertility hormones, prevent miscarriage, restore menstruation, and treat irregular periods (11,12).

 

Conclusion

In simple words, the ovaries contain eggs and produce hormones, while the uterus feeds and houses the developing fetus. It's vital to remember that what we eat and how we live can have an impact on the reproductive system's performance. In many circumstances, especially with busy lives, Grand Health’s Women's Herbal Essence can be added as an alternative supplement to the diet regularly. If you're interested in learning more about our product, go to https://www.grand-health.com/ now. 

References

1. Endocrine web. An Overview of the Ovaries. 

https://www.endocrineweb.com/endocrinology/overview-ovaries. Accessed May 17, 2022.

2.You and Your Hormones. Ovaries. https://www.yourhormones.info/glands/ovaries/. Accessed May 18, 2022.

 3.Sharma, R., Biedenharn, K. R., Fedor, J. M., & Agarwal, A. (2013). Lifestyle factors and reproductive health: taking control of your fertility. Reproductive biology and endocrinology: RB&E, 11, 66. https://doi.org/10.1186/1477-7827-11-66

 4.Fertility Centers of Illinois. 7 Tips to Improve Egg Quality. https://www.fcionline.com/fertility-blog/7-tips-to-improve-egg-quality. Accessed May 18, 2022. 

 5.The Nest. Food for Healthy Ovaries. https://woman.thenest.com/food-healthy-ovaries-5073.html. Accessed May 19, 2022. 

 6.11 Impressive Health Benefits of Saffron. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/saffron. Accessed May 19, 2022. 

 7. Abdelnour, S. A., Abd El‐Hack, M. E., Alagawany, M., Taha, A. E., Elnesr, S. S., Abd Elmonem, O. M., & Swelum, A. A. (2020). Useful impacts of royal jelly on reproductive sides, fertility rate and sperm traits of animals. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition, 104(6), 1798-1808.

 8. Norish by WebMD. Health Benefits of Maca. https://www.webmd.com/diet/health-benefits-maca#1. Accessed May 20, 2022. 

 9. TORI HUDSON, N.D. Rhodiola: Stress, Fatigue, Memory, Mood, Reproductive Health. https://drtorihudson.com/articles/rhodiola-stress-fatigue-memory-mood-reproductive-health-help-with-these-and-so-much-more/. Accessed May 20, 2022. 

 10. Brown, R. P., Gerbarg, P. L., & Ramazanov, Z. (2002). Rhodiola rosea. A phytomedicinal overview. HerbalGram, 56, 40-52.

 11. Schisandra. https://www.healthline.com/health/schisandra. Accessed May 21, 2022. 

 12. Natural Fertility. Vitex… Fertility Super Herb? https://natural-fertility-info.com/vitex. Accessed May 21, 2022. 

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