I recently was asked the question about supplementation for specific conditions and the topic of Flavonoids surfaced. I began to research what sources are healthy and what sources might be toxic for the body. From the medical side, I found an interesting article I’d like to share.
News-Medical.net reports that some flavonoids may promote the growth of cancer and affect the endocrine system. News-Medical.net reports that rather than being thought of as healthy, flavonoids should be thought of as being very potent and active chemicals. They state that eating plants rich in flavonoids is probably safe, but caution should be used when taking concentrated extracts of flavonoids.
So, what is the answer about safety and benefits of adding Flavonoids to your daily regime? You get to decide for yourself. Please read on.
Flavonoids are attributed to the bluish-purple colors of many fruits, vegetables. These compounds were first discovered by Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Alber Szent-Gyorgi, who linked them to protecting blood vessels and capillaries. He discovered that flavonoids greatly enhance the absorption and effectiveness of Vitamin C in preventing leaky capillaries.
Flavonoids are known to possess potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immune-enhancing properties. They have a beneficial action on the heart, blood vessels, liver, immune system, connective tissue, adrenal glands, kidneys, musculature and nervous systems. The flavonoid compound, 2″-O-GIV was first isolated by Osawa et. al. in 1992 from young barley grass juice and found to possess potent antioxidant activity.
This information paramount in your decision making process. When flavonoids are present in natural concentrations like those found in barley grass, they are extremely beneficial to longevity and lasting health. Here at Morter HealthSystem, we’ve been touting the importance of Alka•Green®(Barley Grass), alkalinity, natural supplementation and trace minerals for nearly 50 years.