Beyond Multivitamins… the Power of Antioxidants and Nitric Oxide – Studies prove many of us lack the key nutrients we need for good health. Multivitamin formulas play a key role in filling the gaps in our diet, ensuring adequate intake of important vitamins, minerals, and trace elements for overall health. But that is not enough. In addition to your daily vitamins, it’s important you strive to eat a balanced diet with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables that are high in phytonutrients.
By adding these “SuperFoods” to your diet, you can boost your antioxidant defenses against cell damage caused by oxidation, the same process that turns iron to rust. Over the years, this gradual damage accumulates and increases your risk of degenerative diseases.
Antioxidants help protect you and lessen the damage and inflammation these free radicals can cause. You stay healthier, feel better, and look more youthful.
Antioxidants do more than fight free radicals.
They also act as signaling molecules activating genes that can have a profound effect on lifespan and health.
Another signaling molecule that is extremely important is Nitric Oxide (NO). Which is produced by the endothelial cells that line the inner walls of your blood vessels and other cells in the body.
NO plays a crucial role in regulating the blood flow of nutrients, hormones, growth factors, and oxygen to every cell. NO helps dilate the 60,000 miles of blood vessels in our body for healthy circulation.
Quite impressive, indeed!
The importance of NO for health was recognized in 1998. When three scientists won the Nobel Prize for discovering its function as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system. NO is also involved in supporting immune health, neurological functions, and sexual vitality. With age, as our NO levels decline, endothelial dysfunction can occur and lead to high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, strokes, heart attacks and reduced cognitive function, and dementia.
There are natural ways to increase NO levels in your body. You can consume NO precursors like arginine and eat more foods that are high in nitrates. Which your body converts into NO. Some of the best sources of nitrates are beets, watermelon, and spinach. Citrus fruits and garlic can also increase NO levels.
Many of the same foods that promote NO are also great sources of antioxidants that help protect your cells from oxidative stress.
Here are foods rich in antioxidants to add to your diet:
Contains flavonoids that support heart health and have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Almonds, walnuts, pecans, and pistachios contain the antioxidant vitamin E.
Spinach, kale, and collard greens are rich in vitamins A, C, and E, and the eye protector, lutein.
Broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts contain sulforaphane, a natural detoxifier. They also contain protective compounds and antioxidants.
Red and purple fruits, including beets, berries, cherries, pomegranates, and grapes, have lots of antioxidants. Bright orange fruits and vegetables like papayas, oranges, lemons, and sweet potatoes contain carotenoids, which are powerful antioxidants.
Herbs and Spices:
Turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, and garlic are packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.
Beans and Legumes:
Black beans, kidney beans, flax, and lentils are all good sources of antioxidant flavonoids.
Oats, whole brown rice, and barley contain antioxidants like ferulic acid and phytic acid.
Green Tea, Coffee, and Red Wine:
Are great sources of antioxidants, from catechins to polyphenols, including Resveratrol, discovered by Harvard scientists to boost longevity and protect brain and heart health.
Another way to increase your antioxidant intake and NO production in your body is by using a food-based supplement like MDR Longevity Antioxidants. The botanicals in the formula have been shown to increase NO by 230% for increased energy, improved circulation, and heart health. Just one capsule a day provides powerful antioxidants from nature, including broccoli sprouts, turmeric, grape seed, green tea, silymarin, lotus seed, resveratrol, and more. Additionally, it contains Astaxanthin, a natural algae extract that is a natural anti-inflammatory compound and is 6000 times more potent than Vitamin C as an antioxidant. Astaxanthin is a proven Nootropic, which means it supports brain function. Studies have shown it improves reaction time, memory, and performance. Astaxanthin benefits your skin, eyes, and heart and protects your liver.
The MDR Longevity Antioxidants formula also revitalizes your health with a patented extract derived from the age-defying seed of the Lotus flower that can live 1,288 years due to its natural DNA repair enzyme. The formula also provides a concentrate from a long-lived French melon that contains Superoxide Dismutase and Catalase enzymes.
These powerful enzymes are found in our bodies and are linked to longevity and overall well-being.
The phytonutrients and antioxidants in these SuperFood concentrate, and in MDR Longevity Antioxidants can provide important benefits that will help keep you mentally sharp, physically fit, energetic, and healthy.
You may notice little changes at first… a boost in stamina, the ability to move easier with greater flexibility, and overall well-being. Best of all, these nutrients are working for you on a cellular level supporting your immune defenses, cardiovascular wellness, brain function, and overall good health.
Thanks to new scientific discoveries, you can go beyond the ordinary and reap the extraordinary benefits of Antioxidants and NO boosters for peak wellness, natural vitality, and healthy longevity.
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