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Holistic Healthcare Information On Antioxidants

Holistic Healthcare Information On Antioxidants

 Important Antioxidants – Holistic Healthcare  By: Kevin J. Eisenhour, MSN, RN, CPhT        Cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the US.  Recent studies found that reactive oxygen species have been incriminated in the pathogenesis of both acute and chronic heart disease.  Many botanicals possess antioxidant properties, and these herbal antioxidants may protect against cardiovascular disease by contributing to the total antioxidant defense system of the human body (Wang, Mehendale, & Yuan  2007). Literature from the contributors to the Natural Standard Research Collaboration (2009) elucidates that antioxidants are molecules that work to prevent damage that