Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Antioxidants Help Arteries Stay Healthy in People at Risk for Heart Disease

In a new study from Israel it was shown that the increased ingestion of "antioxidant" supplements on a long term basis helped multiple cardiovascular ailments. This is great news but what are antioxidants and what exactly do they do?

An antioxidant is a molecule capable of inhibiting the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation reactions can produce "free radicals" which in turn can start chain reactions which can damage cells. It is thought that these damaged cells could become cancerous or lead to coronary heart disease among other ailments. Antioxidants terminate these chain reactions helping to keep cell healthy and possibly preventing serious health issues.

This study, which was conducted by a team from Wolfson Medical Center, used 70 high blood pressure patients and divided them into 2 groups. Study was conducted over 6 months with testing done at the beginning, at 3 months and then at 6 months. The first groups was given placebo's and the second was given of regimen of vitamin C (1000 mg/day), vitamin E (400 i.u/day), coenzyme Q10 (120 mg/day) and selenium (200 mcg/day) on a daily basis. The patients in the antioxidant group had marked improvement in their cardiovascular health including more elastic arteries, better blood sugar levels, "cholesterol profiles were healthier with a significant increase in HDL".

In a statement to the media "the findings of the present study justify investigating the overall clinical impact of antioxidant treatment in patients with multiple cardiovascular risk factors". In fact the results were so encouraging the researchers concluded "antioxidant supplements have the potential to alleviate atherosclerotic damage.." While far from being absolutely conclusion this study shows what many alternative health professionals have known for a long time, that antioxidants are excellent for cardiovascular health and wonderful healing properties. We need more studies like this so we have a body of work to help convince the masses that this is real.

Patrick Hayes is the owner of Kelatox Products. He has been an outspoken advocate of proper nutrition, detoxification and exercise for a long time.For more information about Kelatox and chelation therapy, visit us at

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