Oxidation process in body is called aging-hence need for antioxidants.

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  1. wqaindia profile image45
    wqaindiaposted 5 years ago

    Researchers the world over are desperately trying for an anti aging formula so as to increase longevity of the human beings or at least to slow down the aging process.

    What is aging?

    Have you ever seen an iron rod, iron gate or grill without enamel paint - subjected to  sun, air and rain. It gets rusted over a period of time. In scientific language this process of rusting due to normal or bad weather conditions is called oxidation process and quantum of rusting depends upon the time factor and weather conditions - the iron articles are subjected to. Longer the time and tougher the weather conditions - more the rusting - decreasing the life span of Iron articles. How do we save our iron gates, grills from rusting? Obviously by first removing dust from these articles and coating it with a layer of Red Oxide. Thereafter we apply enamel paint on these articles to save it from rusting that is oxidation to increase their longevity.
    Similarly is the human body. Human body also gets oxidized and this oxidation process of the body is called aging. How can we stop or slow down this oxidation or so called aging process. It is very difficult to stop this process. However it can be slow down the aging process.  As in case of oxidation of iron articles we needed red oxide and enamel paint -we require strong immunity and anti oxidants to boost the immunity. To achieve our goal we as parents resort to immunizing  our children to protect them from viruses, diseases. Intelligent mothers breast feed their babies to build up strong immunity to fight against infections, viruses and diseases. Mother's breast milk works in the same way as red oxide layer works on the iron articles. Now comes the role of the time factor and weather conditions. Normal wear and tear is obvious with the passing time but we can protect the body from adverse weather condition by taking umbrella:). Level of the pollution in the air, water, cereals, fruits and vegetables, drug abuse, smoking, drinking, unhygienic living - all taken together or singly have the potential to accelerate the oxidation or we call as aging process of the body. Building a strong layer of immunity is one aspect and boosting the immunity is another task.

    How can we boost our Immunity:

    As iron articles required enamel paint to increase the life span - similarly the human body also needs antioxidants to revive, build up and boost immunity or bodily resistance to fight infections, viruses and diseases and in turn to increase the longevity of human life or you may call it slow down the aging process. I will be discussing the availability  of major antioxidants (in plenty) in dietary foods in my Hubs at HubPages. The main antioxidants are Vitamin C, Folic Acid, Zinc, Selenium,  Vitamin B, Vitamin E, Beta Carotene and above breathing in pure air/oxygen to increase the oxygen level in the body. While discussing the availability of Immunity Boosters we will also be discussing the daily recommended quantity of antioxidants as higher doses are sometimes as harmful as deficiency of these antioxidants. Stay connected to My Hubs.

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    1. HoneyAllen profile image57
      HoneyAllenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      In order to reduce that what we can do is to include free radical scavengers in your diet like the EGCG in the green tea and Citrus fruits in your diet. Thse scavengers actually help in elimination of these free radicals which actually cause aging process and apoptotic phenomena of cells. They are also referred to as anti-oxidants as you said.


    2. mistyhorizon2003 profile image93
      mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You should publish this as a hub so you can earn money from it. In the forums it will rapidly vanish unless lots of people keep commenting on it which bumps it back to the top of the page. The sheer volume of words in your information is more than adequate for an informational article.

      1. wqaindia profile image45
        wqaindiaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for your advice. I am a social blogger, approved adsense publisher and retired executive. I am new to HubPages. I had put up the similar question in the forum discussion . Can I reproduce this content as a separate Hub or convert this forum discussion into new Hub directly. Once again thanks for the sincere advice.

        1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image93
          mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I don't think there would be a problem with you republishing your comment as a hub, but you might want to drop a quick email to 'team@hubpages.com' to check it won't be seen as duplicate content if you do. At the very least they will probably allow you to publish it but grant you an exemption from the duplicate content penalty. I am not sure about the comments from other people, but it might be okay (again, check with the HP team first). Assuming you do publish your comment as a hub there is no easy way to convert the forum into one. It will simply have to be a case of copying and pasting the sections of text from here into various text capsules on your new hub.

  2. BlissfulWriter profile image72
    BlissfulWriterposted 5 years ago

    I personally take the antioxidant known as astaxanthin which I wrote about here...
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    I also take the traditional vitamin C and the Co-Q10.


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