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Antioxidants and anti-aging, is there actually a link?
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Sun May 06, 2018 11:15 pm      Reply with quote
I mean I know that science approves antioxidant rich foods to be an effective way to lose weight. But in practical implications, are they actually helpful?

I've been doing Yoga and for that you can check out my last post in this group: http://www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/viewtopic.php?tid=55104 It's nearly been 2 months or maybe more that it and makes me feel refreshed and better. But, I still want to confirm this fact about antioxidants and anti-aging
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Mon May 07, 2018 1:02 am      Reply with quote
To some degree it depends which antioxidant you are talking about but to generalise they are the best weapon against free radicals. They are what usually causes damage within the body if left unattended and free radicals are not limited in what they can damage - everything from skin and organs to your dna.

Free radicals and UVA and UVB Rays are both biggies we have to tackle to age well which is why I have suggested countless times that sunprotection is a must for everyone. Both UVA and UVB have actually been shown to change dna in many studies! With sunprotection there are a wide range of options but for me I go for the chemicals because these are usually superior to the natural ones
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Mon May 07, 2018 3:34 am      Reply with quote
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You see, not only do you have to fight the free radicals formed by infrared radiation, but chemical SPF ingredients like Avobenzone and Octinoxate also produce free radicals when they absorb UV rays. This means certain sunscreens may cause more wrinkles than they prevent. If you want to avoid free radical-producing sunscreens completely, look for physical (also called mineral) sunscreen ingredients, like zinc and titanium dioxide.
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Mon May 07, 2018 8:26 am      Reply with quote
Purely an opinion - with no evidence to support. There is actually a lot more proof that free radicals are the major component to why the skin and body ages - just search lumber and you will get countless studies. I donít know the source of the statement you posted but I do know there are studies proving this to be incorrect.
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You see, not only do you have to fight the free radicals formed by infrared radiation, but chemical SPF ingredients like Avobenzone and Octinoxate also produce free radicals when they absorb UV rays. This means certain sunscreens may cause more wrinkles than they prevent. If you want to avoid free radical-producing sunscreens completely, look for physical (also called mineral) sunscreen ingredients, like zinc and titanium dioxide.
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Sorry autocorrect changed my message. I meant pubmed not lumber - no idea how the computer thinks I mean lumber.

Re sunscreens - even mineral screens are considered chemical in nature because to provide relevant spf coverage ratings they have to guarantee the relevant level of protection
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You see, not only do you have to fight the free radicals formed by infrared radiation, but chemical SPF ingredients like Avobenzone and Octinoxate also produce free radicals when they absorb UV rays. This means certain sunscreens may cause more wrinkles than they prevent. If you want to avoid free radical-producing sunscreens completely, look for physical (also called mineral) sunscreen ingredients, like zinc and titanium dioxide.


I've read about foods that contain antioxidants that can help in slowing down aging. But, can this actually work? Because I don't think any food contain enough antioxidants to be effective enough.

I read this https://bit.ly/2HX1ZmV and they certainly talk about every other food as antioxidant rich food. But are they actually effective? Is using them daily actually helps?!
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Tue May 08, 2018 1:05 am      Reply with quote
Stephen, you should read more. Its difficult to read one thing and think its gospel truth - because it is often based on opinion. You really got to dig for the scientific facts around such statements.

Can foods in antioxidants help - well put it this way we all have free radical scavengers in our bodies - hell even breathing air - you breathe them in - so eating foods containing them is better than not getting any at all.
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I've read about foods that contain antioxidants that can help in slowing down aging. But, can this actually work? Because I don't think any food contain enough antioxidants to be effective enough.

I read this https://bit.ly/2HX1ZmV and they certainly talk about every other food as antioxidant rich food. But are they actually effective? Is using them daily actually helps?!
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Tue May 08, 2018 11:42 pm      Reply with quote
I'm trying to learn more. Wherever I see people talk about antioxidants for being effective to slow down the aging process. But I really liked your point "eating foods containing them is better than not getting any at all" I'm surely going to consider this and will include some good anti-aging foods in my diet.

Here are some blogs that I searched to find some amazing antioxidant foods:

https://draxe.com/top-10-high-antioxidant-foods/
http://www.health.com/food/top-foods-with-antioxidants
https://zovon.com/hot-topics/aging/anti-aging-foods/
https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/10-super-foods
https://zovon.com/hot-topics/aging/top-20-antioxidant-rich-foods/
http://www.besthealthmag.ca/best-eats/nutrition/40-foods-high-in-antioxidants/
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Wed May 09, 2018 7:11 am      Reply with quote
I know I've said to you already many times, but if I were you - the one place I would really heavily invest in now is protecting your skin against the sun (both uva and uvb rays).

This will pay you off in no end of dividends later on in life. I really cannot stress the importance of this enough. UVA and UVB Rays are harmful and will cause you serious amounts of aging and damage that often doesn't show up till your later years. We only really knew about their damage in the 90's but ever since then I have paid extra close care and attention and I am now reaping the rewards of it.
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TheresaMary wrote:
I know I've said to you already many times, but if I were you - the one place I would really heavily invest in now is protecting your skin against the sun (both uva and uvb rays).

This will pay you off in no end of dividends later on in life. I really cannot stress the importance of this enough. UVA and UVB Rays are harmful and will cause you serious amounts of aging and damage that often doesn't show up till your later years. We only really knew about their damage in the 90's but ever since then I have paid extra close care and attention and I am now reaping the rewards of it.


I remember you saying this to many time and I do took a step in your direction. I've started using sunscreen about 3-4 weeks ago. It's a SPF 20 however, I'll soon visit a dermatologist to make sure that I don't need some more powerful one!
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Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:19 pm      Reply with quote
You can read pages of research but no one would argue with the benefit of vitamin C. Please start with 1 g vitamin C (non acidic form is superior), preferably with bioflavonoid either incorporated in the same tablet or as a separate supplement, TAKE TOGETHER.

Don't think of it as anti aging, think of it as anti-cancer.

If you are healthy on the inside, you naturally look good on the inside.

Recent resurgent of of scurvy in developed countried (USA, England and Australia) is unforgivable in the 21 Century.

The next essential supplement should be pro-briotic. Again,it'snot about anti-aging to look younger, it's about being healthy on the inside.
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You can read pages of research but no one would argue with the benefit of vitamin C. Please start with 1 g Vitamin C (non acidic form is superior), preferably with bioflavonoid either incorporated in the same tablet or as a separate supplement, TAKEN TOGETHER.

Don't think of it as anti aging, think of it as anti-cancer.

If you are healthy on the inside, you naturally look good on the inside.

Recent resurgent of scurvy in developed countries such as the USA, England and Australia is unforgivable in the 21 Century.

The next essential supplement should be pro-briotic. Again,it's not about anti-aging to look younger, it's about being healthy on the inside.
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Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:05 pm      Reply with quote
If you want to know about the relationship between dietary antioxidants and aging, here's a podcast interview with Michael Ristow, originator of the the redox signalling theory (currently the most widely accepted theory):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNsTW4z-S9o

Basically, you want a lot of indirect (Ristow calls them secondary antioxidants, IRCC) antioxidants in your diet - those foods that stimulate the production of the body's own antioxidant and DNA repair defenses. These would be things like berries, green tea, & cruciferous vegetables.

Direct antioxidants in the form of supplements should be avoided as they interfere with the signalling role of reactive oxygen species.
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