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Anti-Oxidant Recycling Protocol

    

Understand the Big Picture of Anti-Oxidant Recycling

  

"There are at least 750 carotenoids in nature and they also participate in antioxidant defense, but their direct antioxidant properties are not very strong. In many cases carotenoids affect gap junctions in the cell and responsible for cell communication. That is why they are called communicating services of antioxidant defense."   Prof Peter Surai Vitamin E and Selenium

   

There are many anti-oxidants that help protect you from the ravages' of free radicals. You can and should IMO supplement many of these antioxidants. Many of these anti-oxidants can recycle each other. It will pay you big dividends if you understand the big picture of how all these antioxidant recycling interactions operate.

      

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All anti-oxidants and anti-oxidant recycling operates on a base of anti-oxidant priming, the Nrf2 Pathways. We will look at Nrf2 first.

In addition to some common major antioxidants three additional important anti-oxidants are considered; Selenimum, Glutathione and CoQ10.

Increasing our levels of ALL antioxidants is an important part of our healthy life. We can do this by direct consumption of foods and supplements and indirect methods. Recycling our antioxidants is a very important health enhancing method we all need to be aware of IMO.

Selenimum is an important antioxidant and nutrient MOST of us lack in sufficient amounts and IMO most of us need to supplement. Glutathione is constructed at the cellular level within your body and it is not possible to directly supplement; we have to indirectly increase our glutathione through diet and supplementation with other than glutathione. CoQ10 can and should be directly supplemented by most of us after the age of 40 or so.

      

Nrf2 Pathways and Antioxidation

"Every cell in your body contains a powerful protein called Nrf2. The little guy is usually sleeping, but when stress, inflammation, or another signal hits your body, Nrf2 wakes up and gets to work. It binds to something called the antioxidant response element (ARE), the master switch that controls antioxidant production. When ARE turns on, your cells start pumping out antioxidants and detox compounds like glutathione, quieting inflammation and protecting you against stress and damage. The key to starting this whole process is waking up Nrf2."   Sulforaphane for Energy, Weight Loss, and Detox

"This Keap1-Nrf2 pathway regulates over 600 genes involved in cellular protection and anti-oxidant defenses.  These various genes act to boost major anti-oxidant and detoxifying enzymes such as glutathione and superoxide dismutase.  They also promote anti-inflammatory prostaglandins and enzymes and improve tissue healing and repair (7, 8)."   5 Ways to Activate the Anti-oxidant Benefits of Nrf2

Nrf2 is a protein contained in every cell in your body. When Nrf2 is signaled to activate it sets in motion several cellular defense systems to include antioxidation, anti-disease and anti-stress.

As a general health principal you must be aware of this Nrf2 system and supply it what it needs to operate at peak functionality.

    

Selenium and Anti-Oxidant Recycling

"The goal of this project is to define the interactions of selenium and vitamins C and E in preventing oxidant damage. Vitamin C recycles and thus preserves vitamin E or alpha-tocopherol in cell membranes. We showed that the selenoenzyme thioredoxin reductase, which is present in both cytosol and mitochondria, recycles vitamin C from both its oxidized forms. We hypothesize that thioredoxin reductase and vitamin C spare vitamin E in part through these mechanisms, and that vitamin C and other selenoenzymes also directly consume radicals that would otherwise oxidize vitamin E. "   Antioxidant Interaction of Selenium and Vitamins C &E

"I am very optimistic about the potential of dietary selenium as a broad-spectrum chemoprotectant against various viral diseases. A lot of that may be entirely due to the immune-stimulating and antioxidant benefits of selenium, but I think that in a number of viral diseases, some degree of direct interaction between the virus and selenium is likely to be involved. We already have quite a few viral diseases where a clinical correlation or definite selenium benefit has been established: hepatitis B/liver disease, HIV/AIDS, Coxsackie virus/Keshan disease, hemorrhagic fever, MMTV/cancer, and a number of other animal viral diseases where selenium has been used in veterinary practice. I also strongly suspect that various herpes viruses will prove responsive to selenium therapy, and the strongest case of a selenoprotein in a virus to date is in a pox virus. So the potential scope of this chemoprotection approach is very exciting."   Doctor Will Taylor PhD, University of Georgia

"Selenium acts as a co-factor for several key antioxidant enzymes called selenoproteins that recycle cellular antioxidants such as glutathione.4 This process reduces oxidative stress, a cause of premature aging and chronic disease.1,2,5,6 Large-scale epidemiologic studies have repeatedly demonstrated that populations with low selenium levels are at significantly increased risk for developing many different types of cancer.1,2,7 These studies confirm that adequate dietary selenium exerts preventive effects on prostate and colorectal cancer, two of the most common types of malignancies.8-10"   Selenium Insufficiency Increases Cancer Risk

"One of the main reasons why selenium deficiency is so damaging to heart muscle is because of the role selenium plays in protecting the heart against free radical damage, a leading risk factor for heart disease.81-83 Selenium is essential to the proper functioning of one of the heart’s most extensively studied protective mechanisms against oxidative stress—an enzyme called glutathione peroxidase.84 This enzyme is 100% dependent on having a selenium atom at its core for proper function.85 In fact, selenium is what gives the enzyme its potency in preventing and cleaning up after destructive oxygen free radicals."   How To Obtain Optimal Benefits From Selenium

"CoQ10 reduces the oxidative stress, minimizes the damage to fragile mitochondria, and helps generate new mitochondria.18-20 All of this adds up to a more “fuel-efficient” body that is better equipped to carry out its necessary functions. This is especially important for the heart, which requires a tremendous amount of energy in order to function properly.  ... Selenium may better our bodies’ ability to produce and accumulate CoQ10.4 Studies show that animals deficient in selenium make only about 67% of the amount of CoQ10 that animals with sufficient selenium generate, and they also have trouble accumulating the CoQ10 that they do make.23 It has now been shown that a vital selenocysteine-containing enzyme called thioredoxin reductase actively recycles exhausted CoQ10 (ubiquinone) molecules and turns them into active, oxidative stress-fighting ubiquinol molecules. In other words, selenium improves the efficacy of CoQ10."   Combining CoQ10 and Selenium Reduces Cardiovascular Mortality

"Selenium has a special place in the antioxidant defense network being chief -executive of  antioxidant defense. In fact, there are at least 25 selenoproteins in animal/chicken body which are participating in regulation of various physiological functions. Interestingly, more than half selenoproteins participate in redox balance maintenance and antioxidant defenses."   Prof Peter Surai Vitamin E and Selenium

Selenium is a KEY player in antioxidation. MOST of us lack even a sufficient level of selenium and must IMO supplement with care.

     

ALA a KEY Antioxidant Recycling Player

"Several factors make ALA the ultimate antioxidant. One very basic reason is that ALA is both a hydrophilic and lipophilic molecule. Because it is hydrophilic,  it is soluble in blood and other watery body fluids. Because it is lipophilic it is also soluble in fats, ... ALA prevents free radical damage in every setting regardless of whether it is in the brain fluids; the blood, stored fats, the heart, the pancreas, the kidneys, bone, cartilage, the liver and for that matter every cell in every organ."   Doctor Burt  Berkson, MD, PhD   Note having this prime antioxidant recycler in both your water and fat soluble body parts, your entire body, is very important for TOTAL recycling action

"Another very important property of ALA is its ability to salvage and recycle other antioxidants such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Glutathione. When any of these antioxidants do their jobs and are used up, ALA can make them serviceable again. Because of these characteristics ALA is very active in every cell and in the spaces between the cells."   Doctor Burt  Berkson, MD, PhD

“DHLA is a potent reducing agent with the capacity to reduce the oxidized forms of several important antioxidants, including vitamin C and glutathione (20). DHLA may also reduce the oxidized form of alpha-tocopherol (the alpha-tocopheroxyl radical) directly or indirectly, by reducing the oxidized form of vitamin C (dehydroascorbate), which is able to reduce the alpha-tocopheroxyl radical (21). Coenzyme Q10 is an important component of the mitochondrial electron transport chain that also has antioxidant activity. DHLA can also reduce oxidized forms of coenzyme Q10 (22), which may also reduce the alpha-tocopheroxyl radical (23).”    LPI ALA Biological Activity

"It is, in fact, DHLA that regenerates vitamin C and indirectly recycles vitamin E. Biochemists call this process antioxidant recycling. DHLA does its job and is transformed back into alpha lipoic acid, and then ALA can do its job again."   Doctor Burt  Berkson, MD, PhD

Above and Below we show how these antioxidants, ALA and many others, help recharge and recycle each other. This should prompt  you to assure you have more than sufficient amounts of each.

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Here we see some of the interactions between ALA and other KEY antioxidant players.   

     

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Here we see ALA recycling Glutathione, CoQ10, Vitamin C and Vitamin E. This is a BIG important anti-oxidant recycling operation. Please make sure you supplement ALA. 

 

Glutathione, ALA and Antioxidant Recycling

"The indispensible antioxidant glutathione is synthesized within the mitochondrion. Glutathione is a compound composed of the three amino acids; cysteine, glutamic acid and glycine. Since glutathione does not usually perform well when taken orally, what can be done to increase endogenous glutathione levels? Several scientists have demonstrated that ALA and its metabolite DHLA provoke the cell to produce significantly higher levels of glutathione."    Doctor Burt  Berkson, MD, PhD

"Glutathione is critical for one simple reason: It recycles antioxidants. You see, dealing with free radicals is like handing off a hot potato. They get passed around from vitamin C to vitamin E to lipoic acid and then finally to glutathione which cools off the free radicals and recycles other antioxidants. After this happens, the body can “reduce” or regenerate another protective glutathione molecule and we are back in business. However, problems occur when we are overwhelmed with too much oxidative stress or too many toxins. Then the glutathione becomes depleted and we can no longer protect ourselves against free radicals, infections, or cancer and we can’t get rid of toxins. This leads to further sickness and soon we are in the downward spiral of chronic illness."   Doctor Mark Hyman’s 9 Tips to Optimize your Glutathione Levels

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ALA improved the detoxification capacity of cells by increasing glutathione levels and reducing lipid peroxidation.” Gurer et al

Since Glutathione recycles many antioxidants and ALA helps to increase glutathione getting more ALA in your system is a no brainer.

       

CoQ10, ALA and Antioxidant Recycling

"It has now been shown that a vital selenocysteine-containing enzyme called thioredoxin reductase actively recycles exhausted CoQ10 (ubiquinone) molecules and turns them into active, oxidative stress-fighting ubiquinol molecules. In other words, selenium improves the efficacy of CoQ10."   Combining CoQ10 and Selenium Reduces Cardiovascular Mortality

"CoQ10 reduces the oxidative stress, minimizes the damage to fragile mitochondria, and helps generate new mitochondria.18-20 All of this adds up to a more “fuel-efficient” body that is better equipped to carry out its necessary functions. This is especially important for the heart, which requires a tremendous amount of energy in order to function properly.  ... Selenium may better our bodies’ ability to produce and accumulate CoQ10.4 Studies show that animals deficient in selenium make only about 67% of the amount of CoQ10 that animals with sufficient selenium generate, and they also have trouble accumulating the CoQ10 that they do make.23 It has now been shown that a vital selenocysteine-containing enzyme called thioredoxin reductase actively recycles exhausted CoQ10 (ubiquinone) molecules and turns them into active, oxidative stress-fighting ubiquinol molecules. In other words, selenium improves the efficacy of CoQ10."   Combining CoQ10 and Selenium Reduces Cardiovascular Mortality

"As a powerful antioxidant, Coenzyme Q10 can increase absorption of other essential nutrients. It’s been shown that it helps recycle vitamin C and vitamin E, further maximizing the effects of vitamins and antioxidants that are already at work in the body."   All About CoQ10 Benefits, Foods, Supplements & More

"I am very optimistic about the potential of dietary selenium as a broad-spectrum chemoprotectant against various viral diseases. A lot of that may be entirely due to the immune-stimulating and antioxidant benefits of selenium, but I think that in a number of viral diseases, some degree of direct interaction between the virus and selenium is likely to be involved. We already have quite a few viral diseases where a clinical correlation or definite selenium benefit has been established: hepatitis B/liver disease, HIV/AIDS, Coxsackie virus/Keshan disease, hemorrhagic fever, MMTV/cancer, and a number of other animal viral diseases where selenium has been used in veterinary practice. I also strongly suspect that various herpes viruses will prove responsive to selenium therapy, and the strongest case of a selenoprotein in a virus to date is in a pox virus. So the potential scope of this chemoprotection approach is very exciting."   Doctor Will Taylor PhD, University of Georgia

Since CoQ10 recycles many antioxidants and ALA helps to increase CoQ10 getting more ALA in your system is a no brainer.

     

ALA, Vitamin C, Vitamin ESelenium et al Can Recycle Each Other and Other Antioxidants

"The chemical reactions by which oxidation occurs or is reversed are collectively called "redox" reactions.  Anti-oxidants have been found to work together in networks in chains of these reactions.  Research examining the reaction chains repeatedly document interactions between Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) and Vitamin E (usually as alpha tocopherol) wherein Vitamin C donates an electron to a charged version of Vitamin E, thereby bringing Vitamin E back to a stable, "recycled" state.  Vitamin C then undergoes a "recycling" process of its own to revert to a stable state."   Does Vitamin C help "recycle" Vitamin E? If so, what is the process?

"The goal of this project is to define the interactions of selenium and vitamins C and E in preventing oxidant damage. Vitamin C recycles and thus preserves vitamin E or alpha-tocopherol in cell membranes. We showed that the selenoenzyme thioredoxin reductase, which is present in both cytosol and mitochondria, recycles vitamin C from both its oxidized forms. We hypothesize that thioredoxin reductase and vitamin C spare vitamin E in part through these mechanisms, and that vitamin C and other selenoenzymes also directly consume radicals that would otherwise oxidize vitamin E. "   Antioxidant Interaction of Selenium and Vitamins C &E

"It has now been shown that a vital selenocysteine-containing enzyme called thioredoxin reductase actively recycles exhausted CoQ10 (ubiquinone) molecules and turns them into active, oxidative stress-fighting ubiquinol molecules. In other words, selenium improves the efficacy of CoQ10."   Combining CoQ10 and Selenium Reduces Cardiovascular Mortality

"Diabetic stressors in the body are also largely influenced by the availability of other antioxidants. Both ALA and its reduced form, dihydrolipoic acid, not only act as antioxidants but they also stimulate the regeneration of other powerful free radical scavengers. Increases in the production of vitamin C, vitamin E, glutathione and several enzymes which exhibit antioxidant like behavior have all been found in association with the availability of ALA in the body (1, 2, 4). Researchers find that these antioxidants are consistently depleted when the body is suffering. When antioxidant levels are low or diminished, oxidative stress can wreak havoc on cellular pathways and all organs in the body. Although the mechanism by which ALA supports the production of other antioxidants is not yet fully understood, it is possible that ALA provides the thiol compound or sulfur that some proteins are missing in order to fulfill their duties and provide protection (10)."   Alpha Lipoic Acid: Key Benefits on Inflammation and Blood Sugar

"The antioxidant system is a team of various antioxidants working cooperatively and providing an effective antioxidant defenses. In the team vitamin E is called head-quarter of antioxidant defense, since it is located in lipid fraction of the cell and responsible for prevention of lipid peroxidation inside biological membranes, which are a building blocks of every cell and the damages to membranes are detrimental to various physiological functions. Indeed, vitamin E is main fat-soluble antioxidant in biological membranes,"   Prof Peter Surai Vitamin E and Selenium

 

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"One of the main reasons why selenium deficiency is so damaging to heart muscle is because of the role selenium plays in protecting the heart against free radical damage, a leading risk factor for heart disease.81-83 Selenium is essential to the proper functioning of one of the heart’s most extensively studied protective mechanisms against oxidative stress—an enzyme called glutathione peroxidase.84 This enzyme is 100% dependent on having a selenium atom at its core for proper function.85 In fact, selenium is what gives the enzyme its potency in preventing and cleaning up after destructive oxygen free radicals."   How To Obtain Optimal Benefits From Selenium

"Selenium acts as a co-factor for several key antioxidant enzymes called selenoproteins that recycle cellular antioxidants such as glutathione.4 This process reduces oxidative stress, a cause of premature aging and chronic disease.1,2,5,6 Large-scale epidemiologic studies have repeatedly demonstrated that populations with low selenium levels are at significantly increased risk for developing many different types of cancer.1,2,7 These studies confirm that adequate dietary selenium exerts preventive effects on prostate and colorectal cancer, two of the most common types of malignancies.8-10"   Selenium Insufficiency Increases Cancer Risk

"I am very optimistic about the potential of dietary selenium as a broad-spectrum chemoprotectant against various viral diseases. A lot of that may be entirely due to the immune-stimulating and antioxidant benefits of selenium, but I think that in a number of viral diseases, some degree of direct interaction between the virus and selenium is likely to be involved. We already have quite a few viral diseases where a clinical correlation or definite selenium benefit has been established: hepatitis B/liver disease, HIV/AIDS, Coxsackie virus/Keshan disease, hemorrhagic fever, MMTV/cancer, and a number of other animal viral diseases where selenium has been used in veterinary practice. I also strongly suspect that various herpes viruses will prove responsive to selenium therapy, and the strongest case of a selenoprotein in a virus to date is in a pox virus. So the potential scope of this chemoprotection approach is very exciting."   Doctor Will Taylor PhD, University of Georgia

"CoQ10 reduces the oxidative stress, minimizes the damage to fragile mitochondria, and helps generate new mitochondria.18-20 All of this adds up to a more “fuel-efficient” body that is better equipped to carry out its necessary functions. This is especially important for the heart, which requires a tremendous amount of energy in order to function properly.  ... Selenium may better our bodies’ ability to produce and accumulate CoQ10.4 Studies show that animals deficient in selenium make only about 67% of the amount of CoQ10 that animals with sufficient selenium generate, and they also have trouble accumulating the CoQ10 that they do make.23 It has now been shown that a vital selenocysteine-containing enzyme called thioredoxin reductase actively recycles exhausted CoQ10 (ubiquinone) molecules and turns them into active, oxidative stress-fighting ubiquinol molecules. In other words, selenium improves the efficacy of CoQ10."   Combining CoQ10 and Selenium Reduces Cardiovascular Mortality

Here we see how ALA, Vitamin C, Vitamin ESelenium et al can recycle each other and other antioxidants, The simple point is IF you assure good amounts of each you may be providing the maximum anti-oxidant protection for your body.

             

ALA, Vitamin C et al Can Recycle Vitamin E and other Antioxidants

"The chemical reactions by which oxidation occurs or is reversed are collectively called "redox" reactions.  Anti-oxidants have been found to work together in networks in chains of these reactions.  Research examining the reaction chains repeatedly document interactions between Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) and Vitamin E (usually as alpha tocopherol) wherein Vitamin C donates an electron to a charged version of Vitamin E, thereby bringing Vitamin E back to a stable, "recycled" state.  Vitamin C then undergoes a "recycling" process of its own to revert to a stable state."   Does Vitamin C help "recycle" Vitamin E? If so, what is the process?

"It is, in fact, DHLA that regenerates vitamin C and indirectly recycles vitamin E. Biochemists call this process antioxidant recycling. DHLA does its job and is transformed back into alpha lipoic acid, and then ALA can do its job again."   Doctor Burt  Berkson, MD, PhD

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"As a powerful antioxidant, Coenzyme Q10 can increase absorption of other essential nutrients. It’s been shown that it helps recycle vitamin C and vitamin E, further maximizing the effects of vitamins and antioxidants that are already at work in the body."   All About CoQ10 Benefits, Foods, Supplements & More

After these anti-oxidants, ALA, and Vitamin C have done their anti-oxidant jobs they becomes reduced. YOU can recycle these back into the anti-oxidant form by having sufficient BOTH  ALA and Vitamin C to do this job. This increases the anti-oxidant work these anti-oxidants in your body can do.

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After these anti-oxidants, vitamin C, Vitamin E and ALA, have done their anti-oxidant jobs they becomes reduced. YOU can recycle these back into the anti-oxidant form by having sufficient BOTH VitaminC, Vitamin E and ALA to do this job. This increases the anti-oxidant work these anti-oxidants in your body can do.

   

Vitamin E Recycles ALA; Assure your Vitamin E

"Both vitamin E and coenzyme Q possess distinct lipoprotective antioxidant properties in biological membranes. Their combined antioxidant activity, however, is markedly synergistic when both are present together. While it is likely that vitamin E represents the initial chain-breaking antioxidant during lipid peroxidation, both fully reduced CoQH. (ubiquinol) and semireduced CoQH2 (ubisemiquinone) appear to efficiently recycle the resultant vitamin E phenoxyl radical back to its biologically active reduced form."    Coenzyme Q and vitamin E need each other as antioxidants

"Normally, when an antioxidant molecule accepts a free electron from an oxygen radical, it too becomes inactive. But vitamin E enjoys a special relationship with two other antioxidants, vitamin C and alpha lipoic acid, that allow it to continue protecting the skin.5 Both vitamin C and alpha lipoic acid have the ability to take away the extra electron from a used vitamin E molecule, effectively reactivating it.6 This capacity to recycle and restore its power makes vitamin E a prominent factor in the skin's first line of defense against free radicals."   Skin Protection Effects Of Vitamin E

After these anti-oxidants, Vitamin E and ALA, have done their anti-oxidant jobs they becomes reduced. YOU can recycle these back into the anti-oxidant form by having sufficient BOTH Vitamin E and ALA to do this job. This increases the anti-oxidant work these anti-oxidants in your body can do.

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After these anti-oxidants, Vitamin E and ALA, have done their anti-oxidant jobs they becomes reduced. YOU can recycle these back into the anti-oxidant form by having sufficient BOTH Vitamin E and ALA to do this job. This increases the anti-oxidant work these anti-oxidants in your body can do.

   

Adaptogens and Antioxidant Recycling

"Schisandra extract is so powerful at mitigating mitochondrial stress in liver cells that it delays aging in  the face of experimentally induced oxidant stress."   Life Extension   Note: Schizandra is an adaptogenic panacea reputed to be good for many health conditions including mental, immune and liver

For some reason, lately, Eleutherococcus (Siberian Ginseng) has almost vanished from becoming a subject when health tonics for energy and stress issues are discussed. It used to be so common place and for a very good reason; It works!   Siberian Ginseng: The Almost Forgotten, Perfect Adaptogen and Energy Booster

"Intrigued by this increase in lifespan, scientists decided to take a deeper look at rhodiola’s various therapeutic properties to find out how it systemically enhances vibrant activity in the body. They found that rhodiola works in numerous pathways to optimize health and longevity. Some of the benefits include rhodiola’s ability to delay immune senescence, enhance endothelial function, prevent neurological disease, lower stress, help fight fatigue, and improve physical endurance. "   Age-Defying Effects of Rhodiola

"As scientists further investigated the properties of shilajit, they determined that it is an adaptogen,13,14 which is a substance that helps the body adapt to internal and external stressors. In other words, shilajit is a natural stress-fighting, fatigue-busting substance that can not only help one feel revitalized, but can help rejuvenate tired cells. This can beneficially impact the entire body. ... It’s simple. Shilajit restores and sustains cellular energy by enhancing the production of the body’s primary source of energy: adenosine triphosphate, or simply ATP.12 ATP is the usable energy that is formed when organelles called mitochondria convert energy from food. As people age, this conversion process becomes sluggish, resulting in a body-wide energy deficiency. "   Shilajit Boosts CoQ10 Efficiency

I must admit this evidence that the adaptogens contribute to antioxidant recycling is somewhat indirect. In any case the adaptogens are a KEY nutrient class you NEED on a daily basis



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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