One of the greatest dilemmas the human being is exposed to is the vivifying oxygen that surround us, in the long term even burn you from within in a disasterous way. Oxygen is necessary for the living tissue because the oxidation of nutrition. This oxidation generally occurs vis system of enzyms, as for ex. the system of cytochromeoxidase (cytochrome a3), and the final reaction occurs in the mitocondrie of cells where oxygen is reduced with four electrons to water without formation of any intermediate product.
However, a few percent of these oxidation reactions proceeds via formation of certain shortliving metabolites of oxygen, so called free radicals of oxygen. During these, usually not controlled by enzyme, reactions, oxygen reacts with one electron at a time. At least three intermediates can be produced before the oxygen has been reduced and converted to water. These intermediates are: 1. Radical of superoxide 2. Hydrogenperoxide 3. Hydroxylradical.
1. is formed for example by oxidation of adrenaline and by ionizesing radiation. Formation of the above three intermediates products plays an important role when you look upon the negative effect to your body and to the origin of inflammation. The organic matter in your body have their electrons arranged in pairs around the atoms. Every above mentioned intermediate product reacts immediately with organic molecules in your body with only one electron at a time. One lonely unpared electron will be remained in the oxidated matter and the other anpaired electron is present in the reduced oxygen. Molecule with loneley unpaired electron is called free radical, and has very high reactivity. Uncontrolled reactions are therefore easily started between the above mentioned intermediate products and the original compounds of your body.
The effect of free radicals on aging. This is a theory which has recieved very positive attention the last years. One suppose that processes which is including free radicals, continously through the life time, damage the genes of the chromosomes and other components of the living cell resulting in degeneration and pthological changes of the body. For ex.: high metabolic activity in one species of animal is related to short lifetime and vice verse. Human fibroplasts in fertilizer media shows an increasing in the number of cell-divisions before they die with 20% if they are growing in 10% atmosphere versus 20% oxygen atmosphere. It is also shown that longer life-time is achieved in many species if you add for ex. vitamin E, etoxyqvin, or mercaptoetylamine to the food. These inhibitors of radicals gives an increase in average of lifetime but not in the maximum of lifetime. Severals science reports shows that substances and systems which are taking care of free radicals also protect animals and humans against cancer caused by cyclic hydracarbons. The negative influence of ionezeing radiation on living cells are via production of intermediate hydroxyl radical which damage the DNA of the cell.
Relationship between inflammation, infection and free radicals. All types of fagocytated cells produce large amount radicals of oxygen during activation which are necessary for the cells bactericidal property but these radicals also able in the cell to give negative influence in forms of damaging tissues and produce inflammation. During infections of virus of bacteria the enzyme xantinoxidase, which contain trace the trace elements molybden and iron in its active site, is activated. This enzyme produce 02 radicals in order to inactivate bacteria and virus by damage their genes.
The protection of your body against free radicals and the importance of trace elements. Your body is usually taking care of the radicals of oxygen by different enzyme systems. Superoxidedismutases (SOD). These enzymes contains in their active site the trace elements managanese, copper and zinc, from which the latter is slightly, with high content, in all cells of your body and catalyse the conversion of radical superoxide to formate hydrogenperoxide and water. Catalase. Contains it in its active site the traceelement iron and this enzyme takes care of molecules of hydrogenperoxide. Glutationperoxidases. Even these enzymes are taking care of the molecules of hydrongenperoxides. The most important type of these enzymes contains the trace element selenium in their active site. This is up to this date the only known function of selenium in the body.
The hydroxylradical is the most dangerous and most reactive of all radicals of oxygen. This radical can for ex. be formed by ionizeing radiation and react so rapidly that no, at present time, known systems of enzyme are able to catch up with inactivation. The systems mentioned above are some of the ways that your body is using to deal with radicals. Conclusion. We now understand the very important role having a satisfactory amount of trace element in your body. Otherwise your systems of enzyme are not able to take care of several formed radicals and minimize the production of for ex. the dangerous hydroxylradicals. The Seaweed Blend contains traceelements to protect you against lack of these in your body. You ought to eat Seaweed Blend every day.