Anti-oxidants, Anti-aging & Essential Oils

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To the best of our current knowledge it appears that aging is caused by free radical damage to our DNA and cell membranes.

Much research has been conducted on how free radicals cause havoc with our DNA genetic blueprint. Less well known is the devastating damage these highly reactive compounds can cause to cell membranes. Free radicals attack the polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) that form the membranes in every cell in the body. When these fatty membranes are compromised by free radicals, cell membranes become less fluid and lose the ability to function normally. This process hastens tissue and organ damage and results in premature death. 

Antioxidants are molecules that are capable of inhibiting the action of free radicals. As we age our antioxidant levels decline. This means that aging bodies become less efficient at neutralizing free radicals and combating the oxidative damage that gradually weakens and eventually destroys key organs.

Loss of memory and eyesight is a familiar sign of aging. One of the PUFAs that is critical for brain and eye function is known as DHA. It is the most abundant fat in both the brain and retina of the eye. When DHA becomes oxidized because of free radical damage, brain and eye function can deteriorate. Antioxidants can protect fats like DHA to preserve brain and eye health.

Antioxidants are also known to be powerful pain killers through their anti-inflammatory action.

Antioxidant power can be rated on a scale known as ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity). Look at the following ORAC values (taken from Essential Oils Integrative Medical Guide):

  • Vitamin C 100
  • Vitamin E 100
  • Oranges 750
  • Beets 840
  • Raspberries 1,220
  • Strawberries 1,540
  • Blueberries 2,400
  • Pomegranates 3,000
  • Goji berries 25,300
  • Oregano oil 153,007
  • Thyme oil 159,590
  • Clove oil 10,786,8756

 Of all the known antioxidants clove essential oil is by far the most powerful known.

Studies:

  1. In 1993 a study conducted at Semmelweis University of Medicine in Budapest, Hungary showed that mice fed  daily doses of essential oils including those of clove, thyme, nutmeg and pepper virtually restored the proportions of PUFAs to levels found in young miceFour years later another study at the same university showed these same essential oils restored DHA in the animals to much younger levels.
  2. In stunning experiment in 1999 at the Scottish Agricultural College in Edinburgh researchers found that thyme essential oil dramatically slowed DHA and PUFA degeneration in the brains of rats. Analysis showed that the DHA levels in 28 month old brains were almost the same as that of 7 month olds. In human terms this was equivalent to an 80 year old having the brain chemistry of a 20 year old! Thyme oil supplementation also preserved the levels of PUFAs in the animals’ hearts, livers and kidneys while at the same time raising total antioxidant levels.

 

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Anti-oxidants, Anti-aging & Essential Oils — 3 Comments

  1. After reading/watching this i immediately purchased some clove bud oil, i am going to apply it to my left/middle trapezius where i have alot of tension and stress and see how things progress from there, this page and website is a valuable source of information!

    • Hi Alex,

      Just because an oil has a high anti-oxidant level it does not mean that it is the answer to everything. I am not a doctor and cannot advise you on your particular situation but I can tell you there IS a reason why I chose oregano oil, also a powerful anti-oxidant.

      If you have been watching my videos you will know that only 1% of ALL the essential oils on the world market are actually distilled from plants. The rest are chemical. Of the 1% only a small fraction are distilled using more expensive, time consuming methods, using low pressure and low temperature. When oils are distilled at high temp and pressure they are fractured. They smell nice but are therapeutically useless.

      Even though the label on the bottle of oil makes claims to being “ALL NATURAL” etc you can never know what you have unless you visit the farms and distilleries. This is the reason I use Young Living Essential Oils. You can buy Young Living’s oils at my site http://devkhalsa.com

      Dev

  2. Thanks for the video. I got involved with YLEOs about 3 months ago and am finding wonderful results small and large. Great natural products to have in my backpack!

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