What are Antioxidants?
You have probably heard of “antioxidant”, but do you ever know what antioxidant really is and how it works? Antioxidants play important roles in our body, it protects our body cells by effectively clearing free radicals and prevents oxidative damage. Besides, antioxidants have the properties of anti-aging, anti-cancer and anti-inflammation, some of the diseases are preventable by antioxidants such as diabetes, cancers and heart disease.
Antioxidants can be found in fruits and vegetables such as citrus fruits. Oxidation in the human body creates unstable molecules called ‘free radicals’, these molecules cause large chain chemical reactions, eventually, these reactions cause damage to our body cells. Nevertheless, there are internal and external factors that cause the number of free radicals increase in the body, such as smoking, diet, digital devices and UV exposure, thus the preventions should start from both factors.
The Pyramid of Antioxidants
Antioxidants can be classified into 2 classes: primary antioxidants and secondary antioxidants. For primary antioxidants, it is naturally produced by the body such as superoxide dismutases(SOD), catalase(CAT) and glutathione peroxidase(GPx), as the first line of the defense against the oxidative stress, primary antioxidant will correspond to the endogenous system, it has high catalytic properties and is involved in the elimination of millions of free radicals. Whereas the secondary antioxidants only come from our food such as glutathione, vitamins and minerals, secondary antioxidant corresponds to an exogenous system, it is only able to quench one free radical.
Antioxidants, Whitening and Beauty
The dark spot on your skin is associated with sunlight and blue light, these lights will stimulate melanocytes on your skin to produce large amounts of melanin and deposits on the skin surface. Nevertheless, symptoms such as skin darkening, aging, wrinkles, erythema, sunburn and cancer are related to the UVA and UVB from sunlight. Both nutrition and dietary antioxidants could enhance skin protection and repair. In fact, healthy skin is associated with antioxidants, it helps to fight against free radicals, prevents wrinkles and inflammation. Based on the primary antioxidants, these antioxidant enzymes consist of trace elements (copper, zinc and selenium) in their active sites for enzymatic activity whereas secondary antioxidants reduce skin cellular damage.
Inner Protection Against UV Rays?
The protection must start from both inside and outside instead of just from outside protection to reach the optimal result. GoodMorning VBright comprises antioxidants-rich ingredients, such as melon high concentration from France and grape seed extract. VBright contains both primary and secondary antioxidants such as SOD, L-Glutathione and Vitamin E. The antioxidants content in VBright able to quench free radicals in a ratio 1:1,000,000 which is a very wise choice for antioxidants in beauty and whitening.
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