What are antioxidants and why do we need them?
Oxidation, which is a regular function of cell metabolism, strips an electron from certain molecules. These molecules (sometimes called free radicals) then take an electron from a nearby molecule to “repair” themselves; which means that the nearby molecule may take an electron from another molecule, and so on. This cycle of oxidation ends when an electron is taken from a molecule which has an “excess” electron to donate. These “donor” molecules are called anti-oxidants and are provided by nature in vitamins C and E, Beta Carotene, Selenium, etc.
In biological systems removal or addition of an electron constitutes the most frequent mechanism of oxidation-reduction reactions.
Researchers cite oxidation for premature aging and degenerative diseases. Pollution, chemicals, food additives, pesticides, and antibiotics are thought to dramatically accelerate the oxidation process, increasing the need for antioxidants. At the same time, we are eating more refined foods which have had vitamins and antioxidants removed or destroyed by processing. Many people take supplements to increase the amount of antioxidants available to their bodies; studies have shown that those who regularly take large doses of vitamins E and C, Beta Carotene, grape seed extract, alpha lipoic acid and similar supplements have lower rates of heart disease, cancer and chronic degenerative diseases.
Like these supplements, alkaline ionized water is a high-quality natural antioxidant. Already dissolved, it is easily absorbed. Because it’s in the drinking water supplied by your Jupiter water ionizer, you are assured of a constant and convenient supply. And of course, the cost is a fraction of the cost of supplements.
“We are advancing the theory that the most effective and economical source for an antioxidant is ordinary tap water after it is filtered and treated with electrolysis.”
Dr.Hidemitsu Hayashi, M.D. Director, Water Institute, Tokyo, Japan.
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