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Antioxidants & Why They're Important for Anti-Aging


Antioxidants are substances which prevent or inhibit free radicals and/or oxidative stress. They can be made in a laboratory or occur naturally.  Vitamins C and E are good examples of natural antioxidants.  Antioxidants counter oxidative stress caused by age, pollution, diet and a host of other factors.  Oxidative stress plays a role in disease proliferation such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinsons, cardiovascular and eye diseases. It also contributes significantly to signs of early aging.

    Your body creates free radicals when you exercise or when you convert food into energy.  A free radical is an unstable moleculecular species. These unstable free radicals are in constant search of another electron with which to pair.  The lack of an electron to pair with is what made the oxygen molecule unstable in the first place.  This disruption to your body's natural order can cause alteration to your DNA. Thus, causing damage to your organs and skin.

Free Radical vs Anti Oxidant Infographic explains oxidative stress (electrons missing from an oxygen molecule) visually from blissani

    Antioxidants counter the effects of these free radicals by giving up some of their electrons to the free radicals that are missing electrons.  As you can see in the graphic above, the free radical is missing a few electrons. The anti-oxidant has plenty to give.

There are multiple processes that can and do occur when an antioxidant encounters a free radical.  In addition to helping stabilize free radicals, anti-oxidants can reinforce and donate oxygen to cells.  All of this makes antioxidants essential to our diet (in order to get much needed oxygen to our organs), as well as topically on our skin (our largest organ).

Benefits of Antioxidants in Anti-Aging

Topic Key Points
Introduction - Antioxidants prevent or inhibit free radicals and oxidative stress.
- They can be natural or synthetic.
Natural Antioxidants - Examples: Vitamins C and E as natural antioxidants.
-Counter oxidative stress from age, pollution, and diet.
Oxidative Stress and Disease - Oxidative stress contributes to diseases like cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, cardiovascular diseases, and aging.
- Early aging signs attributed to oxidative stress.
Formation of Free Radicals - Free radicals form during exercise and food energy conversion.
- Unstable molecules seeking electrons.
Consequences of Unstable Molecules - Oxygen molecule instability due to lack of paired electrons.
- Disruption to natural body order, potential DNA damage.
Role of Antioxidants - Antioxidants provide electrons to stabilize free radicals.
- Graphic representation of electron transfer.
Processes of Antioxidants - Multiple processes during antioxidant interaction with free radicals.
- Reinforcement and oxygen donation to cells.
Importance of Antioxidants in Diet

- Antioxidants in diet provide essential oxygen to organs.  - Examples: blueberries, strawberries, dark leafy greens.

Antioxidants for Skin - Vitamins C and E in skincare products. - Ingredients rich in antioxidant molecules for healthy skin.
Achieving Youthful Skin - Vitamin E and Aloe Vera as anti-aging ingredients.
- Green Tea's anti-aging benefits.
Power of Products - Gemma Crema Vegan Anti-Aging Serum with antioxidant-rich extracts, retinol, and hyaluronic acid.<br> - Benefits for rejuvenation and skin health.
Conclusion - Experience antioxidant benefits through skincare and improved diet.
- Better health inside and out.

     Antioxidants in our diet come mainly from fruits and vegetables.  However, dark chocolate is ripe with antioxidants.  We’re not telling you to go crazy on the bon bons, but there are some fun ways to work antioxidants into your diet. 

Blueberries, strawberries and beans are all delicious foods filled with antioxidants.  Kale, spinach and any dark leafy green vegetable will be excellent sources of antioxidants.  Improving your diet has the potential to increase your longevity, improve your skin, and accelerate your metabolism.

Antioxidant rich foods infographic spinach, coffee, dark chocolate, blissani logo

    Antioxidants for your skin are equally abundant and easily applied.  Any serum with vitamins C and E is a good start.  Gemma Crema Vegan Anti-Aging Serum has a variety of antioxidant rich extracts which include Vitamins C and E.  Jojoba oil, Aloe, Rose Water and Radish Root are all rich in antioxidant molecules. 

Achieving youthful skin is a shared aspiration, regardless of gender. Delve into the world of celebrity skincare, where even those in the twilight of their careers flaunt wrinkle-free skin. However, men often lag in prioritizing their skincare, putting them at a slight disadvantage in combating age spots and wrinkles. But fear not – our expert advice outlines comprehensive strategies encompassing skincare routines, dietary choices, and targeted exercises.

Unveil the power of two dynamic ingredients in the pursuit of flawless skin: Vitamin E and Aloe Vera. Their anti-aging properties are renowned, with Vitamin E's antioxidant prowess combating free radicals and inflammation, while Aloe Vera's amino acids foster healthy skin. These can be seamlessly combined in homemade masks to bring out their synergistic benefits.

Additionally, experience the magic of Green Tea, boasting a centuries-old legacy in Eastern cultures for its anti-aging qualities. Its key ingredient, EGCG, slows collagen breakdown and promotes new collagen production, along with reducing skin inflammation.

A cup of green tea, a few green tea leaves" "Green Tea Extract is high in antioxidants"

As you embark on your journey to ageless skin, don't overlook the importance of potent products like Gemma Crema Anti-Aging Serum. This vegan-friendly serum amalgamates antioxidants, vegan sources of retinol, and hyaluronic acid to address wrinkles while counteracting oxidative stress.

Transported through a non-comedogenic sunflower oil base teeming with antioxidants, this serum is a powerhouse of rejuvenation. Embrace its benefits and witness the transformation firsthand, as you unveil younger, healthier skin.

     Whether you choose to enjoy the benefits of antioxidants on your own, or with our unique formulas, we hope you experience the benefits of clean skincare and an improved diet.  It’s better for you inside and out.

gemma crema vegan anti-aging serum with vitamins c and e to reduce oxidative stress and antioxidants from jojoba and sunflower oil

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