Blue lonicera berries on the plant

Why Do We Need Antioxidants?

There are few subjects on which opinions are as divided as nutrition. Nearly everyone agrees: an excellent diet with lots of fruits and vegetables is healthy and will prevent many medical problems. Such a diet is full of essential nutrients and antioxidants. But with the standard American diet (SAD) being predominant in most households, not many can actually attest to being on a totally healthy diet.

Oxygen is necessary for life, but on the other hand it inevitably generates reactive molecules throughout all the tissues of the body. These free radicals are dangerous for any cell because they can damage essential molecules such as DNA and the enzymes necessary for proper function of the cell. Antioxidants capture these reactive free radicals and safely convert them back to normal.

Lonicera Longevity provides the classic antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E and selenium, but also gives the body’s cells the super antioxidants known as carotenoids and flavonoids. Plus, Lonicera Longevity provides the unparalleled major antioxidant, glutathione.

All these antioxidants are molecules that the body uses to protect itself against environmental factors such as solar radiation, heat, toxic chemicals, molds, etc. Plus, these antioxidants protect against the damaging effects of oxygen radicals, which are always formed in an oxygenated environment.

Scientists now know that cell death is the cause of most of the health problems we experience as we get older. This cell death is caused by toxic invaders called free radicals that enter your body from the water you drink, the air you breathe and the food you eat. Over time, this loss of cells reduces your defense against illness and disease.

Super antioxidants fortify the liver and kidneys so they don’t lose their ability to remove dangerous toxins, making one more susceptible to illness and disease. Muscles deteriorate when free radicals are running rampant – and this certainly includes the heart muscle. The lungs have to work harder to get enough oxygen into the bloodstream when free radicals go unchecked. Brain cells get destroyed causing memory problems and even the development of Alzheimer’s comes about because of oxidation issues. Blood vessels lose their elasticity and ability to flush away cholesterol and plaque, increasing the risk of stroke if antioxidants are not present. Without proper antioxidants, skin becomes increasingly thinner, brittle and wrinkled.

Lonicera Longevity provides the highest quality cell protection factors. This product was designed to assist with the delivery of important antioxidants to offer a natural approach to cellular regeneration and cognitive function. It is a product to support healthy aging by helping healthy blood vessels in the heart, eyes, legs, brain and throughout the body. For centuries, traditional herbalists have recognized the various health benefits of berries, in addition to their status as a highly nutritious food. There’s no doubt about it: your body needs help to fight free radicals. After all, a milligram of prevention is always much more efficient that a kilogram of cure.

These are the opinions of Dr. Charles A. Rouse, Jr., Member of Modexus PRC, Founder of The Medicine Man and Doctor Rouse Naturals, LLC. His views are based on his knowledge, experience, research, and training as to the safety, effectiveness, and accuracy of information concerning the mentioned nutritional items. These recommendations have not been reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and should not be construed as personal medical advice or instruction. No action should be taken based solely on the contents of this writing. Readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being.