Strategic Health Marker
Essential to a healthy body
Free radicals are utilized by the body to destroy and stop invading harmful bacteria and viruses. If the free radicals are properly
controlled they are very important for a healthy body.
Excessive free radicals cause degenrative diseases
Studies and researches have concluded that free radicals cause degenrative diseases such as cancers, tumours, cardiovascular
disease, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, arthritis and others. Free radicals deplete the immune of the body.
Excessive free radicals accelerates aging
Free radicals reacts with the body's cells causing damage to the DNA and hinders cell reproduction. It stops the body from renewing itself
and dying cells are not replaced quickly enough. The consequence is rapid aging. This is clearly seen in the skin where excessive free
radical activity causes tangible evidence of skin aging. A lot of cancers are also caused by free radicals due to DNA mutation.
Main causes of free radicals
Free radicals are created when the cells produce energy. Other major causes of free radicals are heavy metals,
stress, smoking, excessive alcohol, air pollution, etc. We need to be careful with what we consume, drink and breathe to avoid increasing
free radical activities in our body.
Heavy metals especially inorganic heavy metals are becoming an increasingly
common source of free radicals in the body. It is important therefore that checking for heavy metals in the body is one of the steps
taken to control free radical activity in the body.
Control free radical activity
An effective way to control free radical activity in the body is to consume sufficient antioxidants. Most of these antioxidants are found
in our food such as fresh fruits and vegetables. Supplementation is sometimes essential and helps boost the immune of the body.
Flax Hulls are one of the best natural health or dietary supplement
to help the body control excessive free radical activity because of its high ORAC value.
ORAC is a measure of antioxidants and flax hull lignans has an ORAC value of 19,660. Prunes has the highest ORAC (6,770) value
of all the fruits and Kale only 1,770. Please read what the FDA, Mayo Clinic and The American Cancer Society say
about Flax Hulls and its lignans.
Measure free radical activity
It is a good practice to measure free radical activity in the body on a regular basis. If excessive free radical activity is detected it is
it is essential to check once a month until the activity is brought under control. After that check once every few months.
Powerful Effective Antioxidant
Looking for an effective antioxidant to control excessive free radicals?
Consider Osumex Flax Hulls which has a high
ORAC value of 19,600 and a powerful antioxidant. It is also a most nutritious fibre!
**ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) is a method of measuring antioxidant capacities of different foods
Osumex Free Radical Test kit - see sample kit below
Malondialdehyde (MDA) is a by-product of free radical activity and this is what the test kit measures.
It is recommended that you test at least once a week, if excessive free radical activity is found, until it is brought under control, or
once a month or at least once every few months to make sure free radicals in the body are not running rampant!
The above information is provided for general
educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace competent
health care advice received from a knowledgeable healthcare professional.
You are urged to seek healthcare advice for the treatment of any
illness or disease.
Health Canada and the FDA (USA) have not evaluated these
statements. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent