February 18, 2011 - 3:08pm
All chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease have a strong relationship with oxidation and inflammation. Oxidation occurs naturally during respiration with the breakdown of oxygen to produce energy. The result of this is the release of free radicals. If this process goes on unchecked with antioxidants, oxidative stress results. Oxidative stress can cause changes in proteins, membranes and genes and leads to systemic inflammation.
Oxidation can occur from external sources including smoking, radiation, sunlight, and toxins in our food, air and water. Stress in our life can also add significantly to this process. The lifestyle changes in Step 1 should always be considered first to help ourselves in the prevention of oxidation and inflammation from occurring. Adding antioxidant supplements that scavenge free radicals along with supplements that reduce inflammation are essential in preventing cardiovascular disease.
Beginning with a good adaptogenic herbs (Natura’s Vital Adapt, Gaia’s Adrenal Support or Rhodiola Rosea) as a daily tonic to balance your endocrine system and reduce the effects of stress should be the foundation of any preventative care. Adding antioxidant supplements (Allimax, AlliUltra, Resveratrol Ultra, Antioxidant Pro, Turmeric Supreme Pro, Resveratrol 150, CV Res Q and Botanical Treasures) will be an excellent way to reduce oxidative stress. Anti-inflammatory supplements like Terra Vim’s Omega Supreme 780, Gaia’s Chia Fresh Daily Fiber, Natura’s InflamAway and Beyond Essential Fats provide excellent inflammatory prevention and treatment.
More information about these antioxidant and anti-inflammatory supplements can be found on our website www.terravim.com.