Health Blogs — Antioxidants

Resveratrol vs. Pterostilbene

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Resveratrol vs. Pterostilbene

Resveratrol supports cardiovascular health, antioxidant defenses, glucose metabolism, healthy inflammatory balance, and more. Pterostilbene is now championed as a more potent form with superior bioavailability. Resveratrol vs. Pterostilbene  A Comparison of Bioavailability and Health Benefits Nearly two decades ago, it was discovered that resveratrol slowed the process of cellular aging in yeast. In 2003, Harvard Medical School Professor David Sinclair, PhD, found that resveratrol activated a longevity gene called SIRT1 and the resultant class of sirtuin proteins.    Then, the same mechanism was studied and found to be true in mice. Investigations into resveratrol then turned toward its effects on human health....

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NAC: Potent Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Agent

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NAC: Potent Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Agent

Appreciating the full potential of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) requires a recognition of the extensive damage created by reactive oxygen species (ROS) and oxidative stress. These ROS, also known as free radicals, are highly reactive uncharged molecules that create chemical reactions in the body. Whether it is superoxide, hydrogen peroxide, hydroxyl, or singlet species, these free radicals can damage cell structures and contribute to many serious illnesses including cancer and heart disease, the two leading causes of death in North America. (8) Protecting the body from these damaging free radicals becomes paramount. NAC has demonstrated antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which may help protect the body...

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