Free Radical Damage
Free radicals are unstable molecules with unpaired electrons. Excessive free radicals can cause major damage - they will endeavour to
attract other molecules to try and restore molecular balance. Unfortunately, in this desperate search for balance, they can degrade tissue-strengthening
collagen within the body's joints, skin and organs, break down the protective cell membrane, and even alter DNA. (For in depth information on free
radicals, antioxidants, and related health issues, see here.)
Antioxidants help fight free radicals by balancing them into harmless compounds. The body produces its own antioxidants, as well as deriving
them from food. Of the known antioxidants, OPC has been found to be 50 times stronger than Vitamin E and 20 times stronger than Vitamin C in its effectiveness
in neutralising free radicals. It also crosses the blood - brain barrier more readily to be more available to both brain cells and blood vessels. Because a
modern diet may not always provide the body with sufficient antioxidants, it may be wise to supplement your diet with antioxidants like Nutritech OPC.
Our particular OPC is the more potent grape seed extract and is a water soluble nutrient. It is highly bioavailable (easily absorbed) and
non-toxic. It is widely accepted that you cannot overdose on OPC. While there is no evidence of dietary supplement antioxidants like OPC negatively affecting
pregnant women and young children, it is always wise to consult your health care professional before trying new things.
OPC extends the life of Vitamin C and other nutrients in the body. It helps prevent destruction of these compounds before the body uses it,
and allows Vitamin C to make repairs and produce new collagen and elastin, two proteins that make up our connective tissue. Vitamin C has been regarded as
one of the most vital and useful vitamins to the human body. It is itself an antioxidant and appears to be used by the body in keeping cholesterol levels
normal.That is why our Nutritech OPC product contains significant quantities of Vitamin C as well.
Many of our foods contain inadequate levels of trace minerals. Soil erosion is a contributing factor to the depletion of essential nutrient
elements in crops. When people consume a diet derived from such depleted crops, their intake of essential elements is inadequate. As Dr. Alexis Carro, a
Nobel Prize Winner, has said, “Soil is the basis for all human life and our only hope for a healthy world. Diseases are created chiefly by destroying the
harmony reigning among mineral substances present in infintesimal amounts in air, water, but most importantly, soil.” So we have also included Trace Minerals,
Hesperidin and Catalase in our Nutritech OPC product.
The trace mineral complex we use is Omnimin, which contains the same balance of minerals that are found naturally in the human body. It is
naturally harvested so as to be very low in Sodium while still retaining Nature’s perfect harmony of more than 70 minerals and trace minerals. Omnimin is
ionic which means the minerals are in their smallest molecular structure and can conduct electricity and dry into crystalline form. Only ionic minerals are
capable of passing freely through a semi permeable membrane such as that found in the intestine or cell walls. Details on the composition of Omnimin in
Nutritech OPC are found here.
Hesperidin is a bioflavanoid antioxidant. Studies have shown that the body may utilise it to enhance the immune system against specific
threats like tumors, viral infections and allergy symptoms. Nutritech OPC contains a generous measure of Hesperidin.
Nutritech OPC also contains the heme enzyme Catalase. This enzyme, required and naturally found in most biological cells, catalyses (assists
with) the breakdown of hydrogen peroxide (a toxic compound) into harmless water and oxygen. Thus you see that Nutritech OPC has been developed to maximise
the nutritive value and consequently the boost to your body's own natural immune system.