FLAVONOIDS AND NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES
Neurodegeneration is characterised by a slow and gradual loss of nerve cells in specific regions of the brain and spinal cord. It represents pathological conditions of various neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The main causes of neurodegeneration at the cell and molecule level are oxidative stress, pathological accumulation of
MATUZALEM - CELL PROTECTION
We find flavonoids of various types and in various forms in many plants, including those that are part of our diet. The best-known sources of flavonoids are berries, grapes, citrus, cocoa beans, peanuts, parsley, and onions. Flavonoids found in tea plants are particularly effective.
I BREATHE, THEREFORE I AM
Breathing is a vital function that allows our body to perform basic biological processes. Thanks to breathing, our cells are able to get the energy they need to work properly. These processes generate many harmful molecules, so-called free radicals, which can damage our cells.
NUTRACEUTICALS AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES
Nutraceuticals found in food are defined as products that provide special nutritional benefits. The term is a combination of 'nutrients' and 'pharmaceuticals', or medicines. This name was first used in 1989 by Stephen DeFelice. Nutraceuticals are considered to be one of the most intensively developing of all the areas that focus on human health and the prevention of various diseases. (Journal of Nutraceuticals and Food Science)