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Oxidative Stress and Antioxidant

Oxidative Stress is an imbalance at smallest levels. When an atom or molecule looses an electron it converts into a state of imbalance where they are called Radical Oxidative Species (ROS).

These Radical Oxidative Species start to attack Neighboring structures to compensate this loss.

Before they start to disturb health atoms, antioxidants donate voluntarily electrons to answer the need of the Radical Oxidative species. Thus the balance is reestablished and no harm is done.

We tend to think that Oxidative Stress is utilized from the environment. Nevertheless, this is not completely correct. Life in itself is an origin of Oxidative Stress. The mitochondria is generating noticeable amounts of oxidative while it is providing the energy to maintain our lives. This is also the main reason why all living organisms are synthesizing antioxidants to protect their vitality from ROS. We can see that several organisms are synthesizing Glutathione and CoenzymeQ10, like we do. Whereas, plants are synthesizing polyphenolic compounds like Curcumin, Quercetin, Resveratrol.

Unfortunately, our oxidative defense is declining by age and overexposure to excessive Oxidative and that might the reason why supplementation with antioxidants is required.

There are several numbers of notorious antioxidants which we can classify as following:

  • Endogenic Antioxidants which are synthesized in our cells like; Glutathione, CoenzymeQ10.
  • Herbal Antioxidants which are synthesized in plants like, Curcumin, Quercetin, Resveratrol.
  • Antioxidant Vitamins like Vitamin C and Vitamin E.

Unfortunately supplementation of these antioxidant is quite problematic due to their low bioavailability. Another important aspect is that the inevitable source of oxidative stress is coming from within the cell, during the production of energy. We have to notice that this is the reason why all cells accumulate antioxidants in the cell. Meaning, that absorption for its own is one obstacle to overcome but the more challenging one is the cellular uptake.

Liposomes are small vesicles made of phospholipids. The encapsulation of nutrients with these phospholipids had brought us to Liposomal Dietary Supplements. The beauty of this technology is that liposomes with the appropriate size and stability can augment both; absorption and cellular uptake of antioxidants.

Nevertheless, there is an additional benefit of the liposomal technology when it comes to antioxidants. Recent investigations had shown that this technology is helping in protecting the antioxidant capacity of the nutrient.

Thus, Liposomal Antioxidants offer a higher bioavailability together with superior cellular uptake while they are protecting their antioxidant capacity for a longer period.