Before we discuss what is antioxidant, let us first understand what is oxidation. Oxidation is loss of electrons to unstable molecules called free radical. Free radicals are molecules with odd number (unpaired) electrons. Oxidation is a chain reaction that these free radical lead to damaged cells and substances. Oxidation causes iron to rust, cut apple turn black, people to age, …etc.
These free radical can attack the healthy cells of the body, lead to cell damage, disease and severe disorders. Cell damage caused by free radicals are major contributor to aging and diseases like:
- heart disease
- decline in brain function
- decline in immune system etc.
Antioxidant are substances that able to stop these damaging chain reaction caused by free radical. Thus preventing them from causing more damage. Some antioxidants include enzyme, vitamin C & vitamin E.
Antioxidants substances reduce the risks of tissues damages, helps fight cancer, slow down the aging process and the progression of age-related macular degeneration. Vegetables and fruits are rich sources of antioxidant. Hyflo’s alkaline antioxidant water is another good antioxidant.
What is ORP ?
The antioxidant capacity of liquids is measured in ORP (oxidation reduction potential). This is the standard measurement of antioxidants in liquids. ORP is the potential for one liquid substance to reduce the oxidation of another substance. It is measured in millivolts (mV) and most liquids fall between +700 and -800. The more powerful the antioxidant, the lower the ORP level. As things oxidize, the ORP rises.
To give this some meaning and relativity, here are some rough ORP measurements:
Tap water: + 250 to + 400
Cola: + 400 to + 600
Green tea: -120 to – 250 ORP
Orange juice: – 150 to – 250 ORP
Alkaline Anti-oxidant water: – 200 to – 400 ORP
So, as normal tap water has an ORP of +250 to +400 this means it has no potential for reducing oxidation. Cola soft drinks with ORP up to + 600 probably increase the oxidation process. On the other hand, alkaline water has an ORP of – 200 to – 400 is a good antioxidant.
Hyflo’s alkaline water has similar or more antioxidants than green tea or fruit juice. It could improve your health, energy and vitality over a long period of time. It is also easier to absorb by our body as it has smaller water cluster. It is more cost effective than vitamin supplements or fruit juice as it cost just 90 cents a day for the whole family.
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