Antioxidants & anti-ageing

Articles concerning antioxidants, anti-ageing, what foods contain the best antioxidants and how supplements can help. Go to antioxidant health supplement listing.


Wednesday, 19 September 2018  |  Editor
Anti-ageing or Healthy Ageing?

Healthy ageing? it's something that starts even before birth, and yet we may not notice it's lacking until it's too late.

Our start in life determines how well we age.FROM THE MOUTH OF BABES: POOR NUTRITION AT BIRTH CAN CAUSE AN UNHEALTHY OLD AGE We're living longer (an extra seven years based on the life expectancy increase over the last 100 years for 65-year-olds), but there's a simple reason most of our population is not living better.

As we grow older, millions of us face disease, disability and premature death because we've run out of the genetic power we need to reach a healthy old age.

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Monday, 19 February 2018  |  Editor
Collagen - what is it and why should you know about it.

​Did you know that up to 35% of all body protein content is made up of one type of protein? This protein is a key component of our connective tissue the most widely distributed tissue in the body, which binds, holds, supports and strengthens other body tissues, as well as insulating and protecting the organs. It makes up our ligaments, tendons, skin, joints, cartilage, bone and even the gut lining, blood vessels and our teeth! It is therefore absolutely vital to health and proper integrity and function on ALL body tissues and organs.

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Wednesday, 3 January 2018  |  Editor
Circumin - 10 proven health benefits

A woman’s deadly blood cancer was stopped in its tracks when she began taking a daily dose of a compound found in turmeric, prompting experts to call for further research.

Dieneke Ferguson, 67, had myeloma diagnosed more than a decade ago. Treatment with chemotherapy and stem cells failed and she faced a third relapse. After research online she began taking curcumin, one of the main compounds in turmeric, each day in a tablet . Doctors said that, despite having no further treatment, her condition had remained stable for the last five years. Her case was published in BMJ Case Reports.

There are several proven health benefits attributed to Circumin.

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Thursday, 21 December 2017  |  Editor
Top 100 Food Sources of Polyphenols

Polyphenols are the unique chemicals which give plant foods their color, and they provide numerous health benefits.

However, some foods are much higher in polyphenols than others.

This article will explain precisely what these compounds do, where we can find them, and their health-protective properties.

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Thursday, 12 October 2017  |  Editor
Antioxidants work at different speeds!

antioxidants range from carotenoids like lutein and zeaxanthin found in yellow and green veggies which offer protection to the macula in the eye, to flavonoids like quercetin in onions and apples with their anti-histamine effects and polyphenols in green tea which offer anti-ageing benefits.

Minerals like zinc citrate and selenium also offer Antioxidant benefits, protecting cells against toxin and free radical damage and enabling enzymes to work properly.

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Monday, 12 June 2017  |  Editor
What are antioxidants?

We know we need them and we think they are good for us, but why do we need them? Why are they so crucial to help with preventing chronic disease and the ageing process? We use the term a lot, but do we understand what it actually means and its implications for health?

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Thursday, 24 March 2016  |  Editor
Junk food fats linked to poor memory

After the food and drink indulgences of Christmas and New Year, we naturally start to think about getting back into shape in January. We all know junk foods are bad news for your waistline and new research is highlighting the negative effects these unhealthy foods also have on memory and cognitive function.

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Wednesday, 23 March 2016  |  Editor
Fish oil enhances memory and prevents brain shrinkage

The amazing benefits of fish oil for brain function have been highlighted once again with new research demonstrating the protective effects of omega-3 oils on memory and brain function.

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Tuesday, 22 March 2016  |  Editor
Low levels of Vitamin D linked to macular degeneration

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with an increased risk of developing age related macular degeneration according to new study findings

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Monday, 21 March 2016  |  Editor
Could calcium and vitamin D tablets increase your risk of stroke and kidney disease

Millions of UK adults supplement regularly with calcium and vitamin D in the hope of preventing bone diseases such as osteoporosis, yet recent research has called these supplements into question.

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