This article has been researched and written by Arelang Naturals® in-house writers.
In today's fast-paced and stressful world, maintaining our health is more crucial than ever. You are constantly surrounded by free radicals—tiny troublemakers causing chaos within your body. But what are these free radicals, and why do we care?
Free radicals are highly reactive molecules that have unpaired electrons, that make them unstable. Usually produced naturally in the body during various metabolic processes, they can also come from external sources like pollution, cigarette smoke, radiation, and certain medications. Because they have unpaired electrons, free radicals seek stability by scavenging electrons from other stable molecules in the body, causing oxidative stress and damage to good cells, proteins, and DNA. This damage is associated with various health issues, including ageing, inflammations, heart diseases, and cancer.
Free radicals cause oxidative stress through a process called oxidation. Oxidation involves the loss of electrons from good molecules, resulting in instability. Free radicals, with their unpaired electrons, are highly reactive and seek to stabilise themselves by taking electrons from other molecules in the body. When free radicals steal electrons from nearby molecules like proteins, lipids (fats), or DNA, they create a chain reaction. This process damages the good molecules, altering their structure and function. It can lead to:
1. Cellular Damage: Free radicals can damage cell membranes, making them more permeable and affecting their ability to function at full throttle.
2. DNA Mutation: Oxidative stress can lead to mutations in the DNA, which may contribute to the development of cancer
3. Inflammation: Free radicals can trigger an inflammatory response in the body, leading to further tissue damage and promoting chronic conditions
4. Accelerated Ageing: The cumulative effect of oxidative stress over time may contribute to advancing the ageing process in the body.
Antioxidants are molecules that inhibit or neutralise the damage causing free radicals in your body. They donate electrons to stabilise these highly reactive radicals without becoming unstable themselves. Oxidative stress is a byproduct of various metabolic processes in the body. However, excessive free radicals, often caused by pollution, UV radiation, smoking, unhealthy diets, and stress, can overwhelm the body's antioxidant defences, leading to an imbalance. This imbalance can result in cellular damage and increased susceptibility to various diseases and conditions. Antioxidants help counteract this by neutralising free radicals and reducing oxidative stress.
You can find them in various foods, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and beverages like tea and coffee. They come in different forms, such as vitamins (like vitamins C and E), minerals (like selenium and manganese), and phytochemicals (like flavonoids and polyphenols). Foods that are great sources of antioxidants:
1. Fruits: Berries (such as blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries), citrus fruits (like oranges and lemons), cherries, grapes, and apples are rich in antioxidants like vitamin C and flavonoids.
2. Vegetables: Dark leafy greens (such as spinach and kale), broccoli, carrots, bell peppers, tomatoes, and sweet potatoes contain antioxidants like vitamins A, C, and E, as well as various phytochemicals.
3. Nuts and Seeds: Almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, and flaxseeds are high in antioxidants like vitamin E, selenium, and various phytochemicals.
4. Legumes: Beans, lentils, and peas provide antioxidants such as flavonoids and polyphenols.
5. Herbs and Spices: Turmeric, cinnamon, cloves, oregano, and ginger are known for their antioxidant properties.
6. Beverages: Green tea, black tea, and coffee contain antioxidants like catechins, flavonoids, and chlorogenic acid.
7. Dark Chocolate: Dark chocolate with a high cocoa content is a source of antioxidants, specifically flavonoids.
8. Replenish With Phytos: Replenish with Phytos are gummies made of plant-based ingredients and combine 7 of the most potent antioxidants to help the body’s ability to boost GLUTATHIONE levels that help fight free radicals and oxidative stress, protect cell degeneration, and boost immunity. Glutathione is the body’s natural master antioxidant and works to help build the immune system.
What is the best way to consume antioxidants?
The body best absorbs nutrients from foods that it loves to eat. The best way to consume antioxidants is through natural foods. However, diets today fall short of micronutrients and people tend to move to pills and powders. While pills and powders may be kind of convenient, they might not deliver antioxidants as effectively. Here's why:
1. Bioavailability: Pills and Powders often face challenges in achieving optimal bioavailability. They may not dissolve or be absorbed efficiently in the digestive tract.
2. Nutrient Synergy: Isolated antioxidants in pill or powder form might lack the natural synergy found in whole foods. This synergy between various nutrients in whole foods often enhances absorption and effectiveness.
3. Enjoyable Consumption: Taking pills or powders may feel like a chore and might not align with the body's natural inclination toward enjoying food.
4. Digestive Compatibility: Some individuals might experience digestive discomfort or issues with pills or powders due to their composition or formulation.
Our natural, plant-based gummies offer a distinct advantage. Their chewable form and carefully selected plant-based ingredients enhance bioavailability, ensuring that your body can absorb antioxidants more effectively. By using antioxidants in a delicious, sugar-free gummy, our plant-based gummies offer a delightful experience. They're not just a source of antioxidants; they're a tasty treat your body will appreciate. By aligning with your body's preference for enjoyable consumption, our gummies make it easier for your body to absorb and utilise antioxidants effectively without putting stress on your livers. Our gummies are gentle on the stomach and easy to digest, ensuring that your body can absorb antioxidants without any discomfort.
The vibrant plants and veggies that our gummies use, are loaded with phytochemicals like phenols, polyphenols, flavonoids, anthocyanins, and carotenoids that can help boost your body’s natural glutathione production to ramp up antioxidant activity, reduce oxidative stress, and defend your body against harmful pathogens.
Our immunity booster supplements are formulated to help your body fight free radicals and oxidative stress, protect cells from degeneration, help boost immunity, and ensure that we get our daily dose of antioxidants, to help boost glutathione production. The formulation is a synergistic blend of the most potent pigments from Blueberry, Beetroot, Tomato, Spirulina, and Green Tea extracts. The blend is peppered with Piperine, which helps the body absorb Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Selenium, Vitamin B6, and Beta-Carotene, that come with these immunity-boosting phytonutrients.
For the ultimate immunity-boosting supplement combo, we recommend pairing our immunity booster supplements with our Replenish with Greens supplement for a potent blend of sustenance and protection. Our supplements are suitable for both adults and young adults and are a delicious and convenient way to support your immune system and overall well-being.
Supports Immunity and fights oxidative Stress
Gives your body the phytonutrients from coloured plants, veggies, and fruits to make up for the lack in our diets. Replenish with Phytos helps boost immunity, fights cancer-causing cells with antioxidants, slows down the ageing process, and reduces hair fall.
Easy & Delicious
Convenient to eat, these yummy gummies are easy to grab and go, and they can be had any time of the day. Our little secret is to fool the body by eating them between meals as a measure to tide over the hunger pangs. It works!
All natural ingredients ensure no dependence on synthetic additives. Replenish with Phytos ensures that your body gets the right micronutrients to boost Glutathione production in the body to support the immune system and help fight free radicals and oxidative stress to keep illness, ageing, and hair loss at bay!
Resolves underlying deficiencies and improves immunity and overall hair and skin health
Remember: By choosing our natural, plant-based gummies, you're not just selecting a source of antioxidants; you're opting for a more enjoyable, effective, and easily absorbable way to nourish your body with the goodness it craves.