Moringa leaves powder contains 46 strong antioxidant compounds or compounds with antioxidant characteristics. These antioxidant compounds can neutralize free radicals that damage cells in the body.
What are Free Radicals?
Our blood circulates oxygen to the body cells. These oxygen later helps cells convert nutrients into energy. Under normal conditions, the molecules in the cell have complete electron pairs. It means that they are stable. However, when coming in contact with oxygen, the molecule is oxidized and thus loses electrons. These unstable molecules then turn into what we called free radicals. So, free radicals are natural products of cellular metabolism. Free radicals are as natural as we breathe air.
Nevertheless, when our bodies are filled with excess free radicals, the unstable molecules that are inside our bodies change shape into predatory molecules. They start to move wild and attack the healthy and unhealthy parts of the body, causing disease.
Various diseases have been researched and strongly suspected to be associated with this free radical activity. There are more than 50 diseases such as stroke, pancreatitis, asthma, various inflammatory bowel diseases, heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, Leukemia, Rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, even AIDS.
As an unstable molecule, free radicals are always trying to “grab” the electrons of other molecules in the body to make them stable again. It can destroy the building and structure of body cells and change their size and shape. Think of this process of cellular destruction like the rusting of iron whereby oxygen destroys its shape.
Damage to these cells in the end has a detrimental impact on health. Various studies have shown that excessive free radicals can trigger and aggravate heart disease, infectious diseases, tumors and cancer, eye diseases, skin diseases, as well as accelerate the aging process.
The Importance of Antioxidant
Antioxidant can be defined as a substance that can inhibit or slow down the oxidation process. Oxidation is a type of chemical reaction that involves binding to oxygen, releasing hydrogen, or releasing electrons. The process of oxidation is a natural event that occurs in nature, including in our bodies.
These antioxidants are actually able to slow down or inhibit the oxidation of easily oxidized substances even in low concentrations. Antioxidants are also suitably defined as compounds that protect cells from the harmful effects of free radicals when it comes to disease. These free radicals are the result of the body’s metabolism or other external factors.
Antioxidants are naturally occurring nutrients found in Moringa Leaves Powder. These compounds have effectively protected human cells from oxidative damage and provide other benefits, including:
- Strengthens the body’s immunity to be resistant to colds, viruses and infections.
- Reducing the incidence of all types of cancer.
- Prevent glaucoma and macular degeneration.
- Reduces the risk of cholesterol oxidation and heart disease.
- Anti-aging of cells and the whole body.
Consuming moringa leaves powder helps the body to neutralize harmful free radicals. Antioxidants play a role in neutralizing free radicals by “donating” electrons to make them stable. It is estimated that there are more than 4,000 compounds in food that function as antioxidants. The most studied are beta carotene (pro vitamin A), vitamin C, vitamin E, phenolic acid, selenium, chlorophyll, carotenoids, flavonoids, glutation, coenzyme Q10, melatonin and lycopene. It should be noted that vitamin A in itself is not an antioxidant.
Read more :