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Mangkrut [Garcinia mangostana] pericarp (rind) powder is an antioxidant & anti-aging holistic health treatment/supplement.

Health benefits of antioxidants:

In clinical trials Chinese Jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum) and Mangkhut (Garcina mangosteen) have been shown to strengthen the body's antioxidant defenses by inducing synthesis of the natural antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD) [an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant enzyme produced by the body that protects against joint inflammation] and scavenging free radicals that in turn help with the prevention of carcinogenesis (cancer development) as well as aid in the prevention and treatment of heart attacks, strokes, atherosclerosis, and liver disease. It is this ability of Mangkrut and Jiaogulan to induce SOD production in the body that makes it so valuable in fighting free radicals.
Scientists have found that when taken orally, SOD disintegrates in the gastrointestinal tract. Even when some SOD is absorbed in the intestinal wall they would be rejected by the bodies immune system. This invalidates the value of taking a SOD supplement. This is unfortunate because as we get older the production of endogenous SOD becomes more and more important.

Antioxidants and aging

It is the free radicals in our body that cause us to age, just like when rust oxidizes metal and erodes it or when air oxidizes an apple and it turns brown. The body does create its own natural antioxidants but there are so many stresses put upon the human body in today's world that it is increasing the number of free radicals in our bodies. These stresses include pollution, second hand smoke, smog, over exposure to sunlight, and much more. There is also evidence that the oxidative effect of these free radicals causes harm to various molecules caused by free radicals and may in fact cause ailments such as cancer, atherosclerosis, diabetes, liver disease, arthritis, as well as accelerate the aging process. Fortunately nature has given us some great sources for natural antioxidants, two of significance are Mangosteen and Jiaogulan.

Natural antioxidant foods
Nature has actually provided us with quite a few natural antioxidants, although they may not be as powerful as Jiaogulan or Mangosteen, they are there for the benefit of your health. Some of these other foods are as follows; tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, spinach, brussel sprouts, broccoli, alfalfa sprouts, onion, corn, eggplant, beets, red bell pepper, raisins, prunes, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, plums, kiwi fruit, and grapefruit. Also fish contains high levels of amino acids. People who eat high amounts of these foods are known to have strong immune systems.
Antioxidant Supplement

There is a huge range of antioxidant supplements to investigate, but most of them are one of the following; Vitamin C, Vitamin E and beta-carotene. These supplements are not meant to create an artificial barrier to oxidation, but rather encourage your system to synthesize it's own natural antioxidants.


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