Antioxidants are compounds that protect cells against the damaging effects of reactive oxygen species, such as singlet oxygen, superoxide, peroxyl radicals, hydroxyl radicals and peroxynitrite. An imbalance between antioxidants and reactive oxygen species results in oxidative stress, leading to cellular damage.Why do we need
 
 
 
 
The flavonoids of sea buckthorn
Flavonoids are becoming very popular because they have many health promoting effects. Flavonoids are considered effective antivirals, anti-inflammatories, antihistamines and antioxidants. They have been found to help reduce cancer risk and prevent or treat a wide variety of conditions. Flavonoid compounds existed in all part of seabuckthorn— root, stem, leaf, flower and fruit. According to the former Soviet Union researcher, in fresh fruit, the highest contents is 854mg/100g, dried leaf is 3888mg/100g; according to Chinese researcher, the average in fresh fruit is 354mg/100g, leaf is 867mg/100g. Studies also showed that in seabuckthorn from high sea level area, the flavonoids content was higher. . more
Carotenoids

Scientists have discovered about 600 different carotenoids, but there are only 6 which have been found to be highly beneficial in the human body. These are: alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, cryptoxanthin, and zeaxanthin. These compounds are non-essential nutrients (meaning they are not required for life) that have been found to decrease the risk of a number of diseases when taken in high amounts. Research suggests that carotenoids can protect against cataracts, Alzheimer's, dementia, cancer, heart disease, and Type-2 diabetes.

Sea Buckthorn oil Concentrate is the richest source of fat-soluble carotenoids, including ß- -carotene 997 mg/L, Lycopene 689 mg/L, Astaxanthin 56 mg/L, Lutein 56 mg/L, α -carotene 344 mg/L, and many other carotenoids 2111 mg/L (total carotenoids in seed oil: 30-250 mg/100g ; pulp oil: 300-870 mg/100g ; residue oil: 1280-1860 mg/100g). Sea Buckthorn possesses adaptogenic actions normalizing the neuroendocrine hormonal system when under stress. more

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is recognized as the natural antioxidant in the human body, promoting metabolism, preventing oxidation of high-density cholesterol in the serum, thus inhibiting and reducing cholesterol settlement along the blood vessel wall. It also prevents oxidation of unsaturated fatty acids and enhances immunity. Tocopherol It is believed that high levels of tocopherol minimize skin oxidation, which helps to maintain skin integrity and reduce skin toughening and wrinkling.

As an antioxidant vitamin E plays major roles in our health. They include prevention of cancer and cardiovascular disease, improving blood circulation and necessary for tissue repair, treatment of premenstrual syndrome and fibrocystic disease of the breast, promotion of normal blood clotting and healing, reducing scarring from wounds, high blood pressure, helping prevent cataract, improving athletic performance, relaxation of leg cramps, enhancement of sperm production, Maintaining healthy nerves and muscles, strengthening capillary walls, promote healthy skin and hair, helping prevent anemia and retrolental fibroplasias, etc, helping slow progression of Alzheimer’s disease, inhibiting oxidation of lipids and formation of radicals, protect other fat-soluble vitamins from destruction by oxygen, helping utilizing vitamin A, slowing down the aging process and preventing age spots, etc.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C has many important roles in the body, most of which have to do with its antioxidant ability. Since vitamin C is water soluble, it is the most important antioxidant in the watery portions of the body, while carotenoids and vitamin E work their protection in the other areas. As an antioxidant, vitamin C acts to become oxidized itself, thereby protecting other compounds inside the water soluble portion of cells and tissues. In addition, this unique ability allows the vitamin to be regenerated after oxidation, so it can go on to fight free radicals yet again.

Selenium

Selenium, a trace mineral that is essential to health, is emerging as a nutrition powerhouse. In a study it was shown that selenium could be useful in treating certain cancers, and is also helpful in making the blood less "sticky", which is helpful in preventing heart attacks and strokes. The recommended daily allowance is 50-70 mcg Se per day for healthy adults, but intake of 200 mcg Se per day have been used with safety in clinical trials in relation to cancer.

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