Antioxidants: the truth about the notorious benefits - Mechanism of Action

July 15, 2010

  • Antioxidants: the truth about the notorious benefits
  • Mechanism of action

The mechanism of action of antioxidants

All of the processes of oxidation, including occurring in the human body, are driven under the influence of oxygen. It promotes the release of so-called free radicals - molecular species with unpaired electrons. In other words, free radicals - aggressive forms of oxygen is: unpaired electrons tend to come in contact with anything. Free radicals attack all comes their way molecules and cells and provoke aging and the occurrence and development of cancer, atherosclerosis Atherosclerosis - a chronic disease of the arteries  Atherosclerosis - a chronic disease of the arteries
 , Heart attack, stroke Stroke - a serious brain injury  Stroke - a serious brain injury
   and many other diseases. Traces of "hits" free radicals and appear on the skin in the form of wrinkles, acne Acne: facial trouble  Acne: facial trouble
 , Various cosmetic defects.

Antioxidants with regular use creates a kind of "barrier" to free radicals. They inhibit the uncontrolled chain reaction of oxidation, stripping Ringworm - not only infectious disease  Ringworm - not only infectious disease
   activity of unpaired electrons.

 The mechanism of action | Antioxidants: the truth about the notorious benefits

Myths about antioxidants

Against the backdrop of loud applause the wonderful antioxidant properties can hear a lot of critical remarks concerning their use. In particular, physicians have debunked the myth that between natural and synthetic antioxidants no difference. The substances of natural origin are more useful as they consist of at least two molecular isomers. A single-molecule synthetic antioxidants are not as effective in the fight against free radicals. Fans of "antioxidant" rejuvenation is included in the diet as many fruits, vegetables and dietary supplements based on natural ingredients and do not get involved in chemical pharmacy.

It is also greatly exaggerated the role of antioxidants in anti-aging cosmetics industry. They do not give anti-aging creams and serums properties because of their bulky molecules do not penetrate into the dermal layer. Manufacturers of cosmetics include in its composition of antioxidants only to she was not exposed to sudden oxidation processes.

And unfounded allegations that the miracle substance must be applied separately. On the contrary, most of the vitamins are better absorbed in the complex, for example, vitamin C is well combined with vitamin E.

 The mechanism of action | Antioxidants: the truth about the notorious benefits

What is the harm of antioxidants

US researchers have taken aback the world statement about the dangers of anti-oxidants. No, they do not try to call black white and does not detract from the benefits of fruits and vegetables. Simple experiments conducted by scientists from the University of Kansas found that an excess of these nutrients in the body can lead to abnormal muscle function. Abuse antioxidants negatively affects the process of circulation, because it just requires the presence of oxidants. The key to good health is a sustained antioxidant and prookislitelny balance. A trigger lock bust antioxidant capacity of the body to deliver oxygen to the muscles. Therefore it is better to stick to the "golden rule": everything is good in moderation.

Svetlana Usankova

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Cellulite wrap: as if in a cocoon

February 13, 2012

  • Cellulite wrap: as if in a cocoon
  • Masks for anti-cellulite body wraps

 cellulite body wraps
 Anti-cellulite body wraps - a safe natural way to deal with "orange peel". Body mask made on the basis of mud, clay, seaweed and special creams. On top of the mask body is wrapped with cloth or algae cling film and left for at least twenty minutes. After removing the mask applied to the skin moisturizing and soothing cosmetics.


Operating principle

Body wraps are struggling with reasons that cause skin aging Aging Skin: The three most common problems and their solutions  Aging Skin: The three most common problems and their solutions
   and the appearance of cellulite. Importantly, the wrapping will not only help to reduce weight, stretching of skin excess water, together with the toxins from the skin exit. In addition, wrapping nourishes the skin with natural minerals. Result wraps preserved for a long time, if not to harm your body of alcohol, smoking and poor diet.

Results Wraps - smooth and tightened skin, as well as the decrease in the body from fifteen to fifty centimeters. The more often the procedure is repeated wraps - the better. However, it is recommended at least one day off between each wrap.

The composition of the wrapping may be different in different stores, depending on what is necessary to achieve the effect. Body mask based on algae, mud and clay are aimed at removing toxins from the body. Wraps with shea butter or other enriched lotions soften and moisturize the skin. Caffeine is also often used in masks for the body because of their anti-cellulite properties.

Parts of the body for which the masks will be most effective - neck, calves, thighs, waist, buttocks, arms and abdomen. Pregnant women should avoid the application of masks on the abdomen and chest.


Cabin treatments wraps

When the wraps do in the salon, cosmetologists begin the procedure with cleansing scrub or dry brush. Then, a mask is applied to the body.

Over the body was wrapped in seaweed mask or a thin elastic fabric. Wraps are left on the body for about twenty minutes. As a rule, in the cabin of the client is left alone at this time, but some salons offer massages. When the mask is washed off, moisturize the skin suitable means.


Pets wraps

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In addition, you can always buy a tube of ready-mix-body mask. Included also are cloth wraps for more comfortable carrying wraps.

In the salons of the wrapping takes place on the entire body, the house can make wraps for specific problem areas.


Results wraps

Results wraps differ from woman to woman, but the loss of guaranteed volumes of parts of the body, which was conducted wraps. Most women already after two days of weight loss procedures in addition to notice a visible reduction of cellulite and improve skin color. It is recommended to use a continuous wraps up to several months. In any case, wrapping is safe and inexpensive treatment of cellulite, which is an advantage to plastic surgery.


Ingredients of anti-cellulite creams

The composition of the special body masks designed to achieve:

  • pulling and skin tone.
  • the breakdown of fat.
  • improving blood circulation.