Promoting Wellness for the Future as well as Vibrancy Today
We’ve talked about the way Phytoplankton, and specifically Marine Phytoplankton promotes anti-aging by reducing the detrimental outcomes of oxidative stress.
Science has proven that there is one factor that contributes to how young we look and feel more than any other: oxidative stress.
If you’ve ever watched an apple turn brown after you bite into it, you’ve seen oxidative stress in action, and it’s the same process that’s constantly happening in our own bodies and major factor in how we age. There are many factors that cause oxidative stress, many of which are hard to avoid, such as pollutants and toxins, immune responses to everyday bacteria, and the chronic daily stressors of life. While oxidation is an essential process in the body, excessive oxidation is a significant chemical manifestation of biochemical stress and can have negative impacts on the structure and function of our bodies.
In this case, your mother was right. “Eat your vegetables, they’re good for you” is good advice at every stage of life – and even better advice for slowing or preventing age-related mental decline.
The Power of Leafy Greens
Leafy greens such as kale, swiss chard and spinach are nutritional bargains as they are nutrient-dense and bring highly beneficial components to a healthy brain diet. Most are loaded with magnesium, which supports optimal biochemical reactions in the brain for proper functioning. A published study1 also credits spinach and swiss chard for keeping dementia at bay, according to Best Health Guide.
The dietary supplement industry is massive! Research estimates the industry to be worth approximately $50B in the US in 2020 (NBJ), with some forecasts anticipating the global market will reach $230.7B by 2027.
Clearly, consumers all over the world are paying closer attention than ever to the role of nutritional support in wellness, as opposed to neglecting their health and waiting to treat the symptoms of chronic disease.
Imagine that you left your brand new vehicle outside in the rain and snow or left your boat to sit in corrosive saltwater for a period of months or years without protective maintenance? They’d be ruined. Why? The corrosive rust would eat away at the body and engine and in time would make it impossible to run.
Over a short period of time you might be able to reverse the damage. And having seen the damage, you would most likely protect it and never allow that to happen again. You would take steps minimize exposure to the elements making sure you cleaned it and kept protected so that that oxidation would not deteriorate the beautiful paint and fragile engine parts.
As our bodies age and as we experience environmental and lifestyle strain, we experience oxidative stress, which is akin to the rust that builds within a finely tuned engine. In our bodies, the stress produces “free radicals,” which, when uncontrolled, are potentially dangerously reactive forms of oxygen that can lead to damage and degenerative of ones tissues. Greenfilled’s formulas are exceptionally high in Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), a group of enzymes present in every healthy cell, that prompts the “dismutation” of dangerous free radicals into safe and healthy molecular oxygen. Scientific research has validated SOD as a master antioxidant that is critical to the healthy function of the body’s natural antioxidant defense systems.
What is Phytoplankton? And Why is It So Important?
Marine phytoplankton is the plentiful and natural microalgae that serve as the foundation of the ocean’s food chain. They are similar to terrestrial plants in that they contain chlorophyll and require sunlight to live and grow. But this is only the beginning: They produce 50% of the oxygen we breath. Phytoplankton are the primordial first life form on the planet and have been adapting and surviving for eons amidst a dynamic array of challenges. This natural intelligence is now bioavailable to us as Greenfilled®.