Free radicals are highly unstable chemical compounds that force other compounds to either accept or give up an electron or a proton. We use free radicals to make plastics, glues and bleach. Unfortunately, free radicals cause these same reactions inside our bodies. Skin becomes brittle like plastic, arteries fill with plaque like glue and hair turns grey or white which is bleaching. The most detrimental free radicals in the body are superoxides, hydrogen peroxide and hydroxyl radicals. Because the three antioxidants necessary to quench these three free radicals (superoxide dismutase, catalase and melatonin) do not survive digestion well, Rejuvelon offers them in a suppository.
As we age, our cellular ‘engines’ cells mis-fire and create superoxide radicals. By the time we are elderly, cells misfire as much as 2% of the time. A single cell recycles ~10 million ATP molecules per second. At 2% a single muscle cell will generate 200,000 superoxide radicals every second. Multiply that by the 40 trillion cells in our bodies, this means that and older person can make some 800 quintillion superoxide radical per second. That’s an 8 with 18 zeroes after it. We can see this process in its early stages as wrinkles in our skin.
Our white blood cells make hydrogen peroxide to fight infections and our peroxisomes make hydrogen peroxide to detoxify chemicals. If you have chronic low grade infections and/or unresolved toxicity, you may be making more hydrogen peroxide than your body can remove. You may notice this process in its early stages as grey or white hairs.
Melatonin not only quenches the hydroxyl radical, it also is important for a deep restful sleep. If you aren’t getting a good night’s sleep, you may not be making enough melatonin.
Ingredients: A proprietary blend of superoxide dismutase, catalase and melatonin in a base of organic cocoa butter. You can learn more about Rejuvelon in the Videos section of this website.