Every day, your body is barraged by an onslaught of invisible attackers; harmful, microscopic molecules known as free radicals. These rouge, highly reactive elements have the power to pair with particular chemicals in the body, creating a toxic cocktail that wreaks havoc on healthy cells. The ensuing serious cellular damage can impact vital cells that make up your nerves, your circulatory system, and even your skin, the largest organ in your body.
Unfortunately, it's impossible to avoid exposure to free radicals altogether, since they are the natural by-product of a number of processes such as immune system responses and metabolic functioning.
Worse yet, we are all exposed to dangerously high levels of free radicals in our daily environment. Free radicals are formed as a result of eating fried foods, taking medications, and even drinking water. Exposure to air pollution, alcohol, pesticides and smoke all drive production of free radicals, leading to premature damage and aging of our bodies, including the development of diseases and visible ageing of the skin.
Thankfully, there are all-natural compounds that are very effective tools in the fight against free radicals. According to HOPES Stanford University, these compounds, known as antioxidants, work to "either reduce the formation of free radicals, or react with and neutralise them".
Antioxidants are found in a number of natural and man-made substances, with the greatest concentrations occurring in fruits and vegetables rich in beta-carotene, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, lycopene and selenium. Many health experts believe that consuming a diet that is high in antioxidant-rich foods can help to minimise, and perhaps even prevent, the damaging effects that free radicals can have on essential organs and systems throughout the body.
When it comes to all-natural substances that are rich in anti-ageing antioxidants, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is the product of choice among consumers who are seeking to minimise and prevent the toxic, harmful damage caused by free radicals in their bodies.
Organic Virgin Coconut Oil contains remarkably high concentrations of antioxidants - higher than numerous other fruits and vegetables combined. When used as a skin creme, this all-natural oil can help restore a youthful glow by fighting free radicals while reducing dry, flaky skin.
When it comes to achieving the best possible anti-ageing effects, it's important to recognise that there are significant differences between different forms of coconut oil, particularly related to how the coconuts are grown and processed.
Researchers have discovered that "virgin coconut oil showed better antioxidant capacity than refined, bleached and deodorised coconut oil", underscoring the importance of using only Organic Virgin Coconut Oil if one hopes to achieve the maximum anti-ageing benefits.
Another critical factor that impacts the quality, and effectiveness, of coconut oil is how the raw coconut meat is processed. The best coconut oil is extracted from freshly-harvested coconut meat using a process known as Ultra Cold Extraction (UCE), during which the raw coconut meat is placed in a centrifuge and the oil is extracted under sub-zero temperatures. This ensures the coconut oil remains fresh, and prevents unwanted odours from developing.
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