Molecular hydrogen does not occur naturally in the Earth’s crust. For practical applications, molecular hydrogen needs to be produced.
Molecular hydrogen has a number of characteristics that make it a suitable energy carrier in meeting future energy needs. These include its renewable nature, high energy yield, ease of conversion to electricity and CO2-free combustion. Despite being the most abundant element in the universe, comprising approximately 75% of all matter by weight, hydrogen exists in its pure molecular form in only trace amounts.
Since water is an abundant resource, it may be proposed as the principal source of gaseous hydrogen, with the advantage of being regenerated after combustion for energy capitation.
Molecular hydrogen (H2) is the lightest gas possible. When released into the atmosphere it diffuses quickly toward the troposphere, thus, at the sea level it can only be found in trace amounts.
- Hydrogen is the most abundant element which accounts for 75% of cosmic constituents.
- It is an energy source for plants and as little as 0.5g hydrogen produces enough daily requirement of ATP, a bio energy material.
- Human body store vast amount of hydrogen in the liver. The liver is a human chemical manufacturer and generates defense products.
- Hydrogen is the lightest and smallest element.
We breathe 24 hours a day 365 days to live. Oxygen is supplied through the breathing which we cannot live without. However, it is well known that 10L of oxygen or 2% of total oxygen we consume turns into active oxygen which attacks the body causing various diseases. This active oxygen which is produced by breathing is a by-product produced in intracellular mitochondria in the process of energy production. The active oxygen is essential in preventing bacteria and viruses from infiltrating the body, but the problem is that overproduced active oxygen attacks normal cells and tissues causing cancer, diabetes, eczema and other diseases. Modern medicine has identified the acidified water and active oxygen oxidize our body and cause aging and various diseases. These cells make up organs, bones and flesh on human body. When these cells are healthy, the body is healthy. However, active oxygen sickens, ages and causes various diseases.There have been numerous studies that the active oxygen causes aging and diseases. Many doctors and experts say many diseases are caused by active oxygen. More than 200 major diseases such as cancer, stroke, cirrhosis, hypertension, myocardial infarction, nephritis, eczema, and dementia are known to be caused by active oxygen attacks.
ACTIVE OXYGEN INFLUENCE IN HUMAN BODY
Lipid peroxidisation is the oxidation of cellular membrane that surrounds cells. The cellular membrane is mostly made of phosphorus and lipids, and phosphorus and lipids contain many unsaturated fatty acids. When this unsaturated fatty acid is attacked and oxidized by active oxygen, lipid peroxide is produced. The lipid peroxide is known to be grade 1 active oxygen and can be extremely toxic. Once the unsaturated fatty acids in the cell membrane are oxidized and become lipid peroxides, It attacks more unsaturated fatty acids nearby and produces more lipid peroxide. Such chain reaction causes the entire cellular membrane to be changed into lipid peroxide and kills the cell. Commonly used method of lipid peroxide Production is to measure its by-products by reacting the TBA with lipid peroxide among several ways to do it. A blood sample from diabetic patient is examined in this way to see the TBA reactants. It is much higher in diabetic patient. In diabetic patients, lipid peroxidisation occurs more often and the damage caused by active oxygen increases. Diseases caused by lipid peroxidisation are not limited to diabetes.
The lipid peroxide is deeply related to occurrences of cancer and arteriosclerosis- The build-up of fats, cholesterol and other substances in and on the artery walls. A build up of cholesterol plaque in the walls of arteries, causing obstruction of blood flow. Plaques may rupture, causing acute occlusion of the artery by clot. Atherosclerosis(Coronary artery disease is the narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries, usually caused by atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis (sometimes called "hardening" or "clogging" of the arteries) is the buildup of cholesterol and fatty deposits (called plaques) on the inner walls of the arteries) often has no symptoms until a plaque ruptures or the build-up is severe enough to block blood flow. A healthy diet and exercise can help. Treatments include medication, procedures to open blocked arteries and surgery. Cancer is a disease that occurs when the DNA of a cell is attacked by active oxygen. The relationship between cancer and active oxygen has already been verified by some research institutions.
ARTERIOSCLEROSIS IS CAUSED BY THE ACCUMULATION OF LIPID PEROXIDE OR OXIDIZED CHOLESTEROL IN THE INNER WALL OF BLOOD VESSELS
With severe accumulation, blood flow worsens and even stops all together. Since it causes cerebral infarction, cerebral thrombosis, myocardial infarction, or angina A type of chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to the heart. Angina is a symptom of coronary artery disease. Angina feels like squeezing, pressure, heaviness, tightness or pain in the chest. It can be sudden or recur over time. Depending on severity, it can be treated by lifestyle changes, medication, angioplasty or surgery, it is very important to change the lifestyle to inhibit the development of active oxygen in the body. To do so, we need to stay away from 7 ways of generating the active oxygen mentioned earlier. It may not be easy to stay away from ultraviolet rays or exhaust gases, but smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, or excessive stress can be avoided with our own efforts.
Diabetes is a disease in which glucose is excreted in urine due to incomplete reabsorption in the kidney when the blood glucose concentration (blood glucose level) rises and exceeds 160 mg per 100 ㎖ of plasma (100 ml). Blood sugar is what the brain needs to live and several hormones are regulated so that it becomes 80mg per 1dl (100ml) of plasma even in the case of fasting. Insulin secretion is the only hormone in the pancreas that has the ability to lower blood glucose levels. If not, the blood sugar will rise. Hormone is secreted into the blood by the endocrine organs and presented in target organs to work by binding with receptive protein. The insulin receptor is present in the cell membrane, and insulin is secreted from the beta cell. It is combined with the receptor to draw out glucose from the muscle into cells in a glucose metabolism which promotes fat synthesis. In other words, insulin only changes the state of cells to use glucose. It does not directly digest glucose.
THIS IS WHERE MOST PEOPLE MISUNDERSTAND THE PROCESS
Degradation of glucose is "glucose metabolism". Glucose is metabolized before the blood sugar level falls. However, if an abnormality occurs in the insulin receptor in the cell membrane, insulin cannot bind to the receptor. Then glucose cannot enter the cell.
As a result, there is no raw material glucose to be used in glucose metabolism, and the blood glucose level increases due to no metabolism. If for some reason the blood sugar level is high, the amount of glucose that binds to the protein in the blood increases.
Since glucose has "aldehyde group“which will bind to the amino acid group of lysine. In other words, active oxygen is generated from the protein bound to the sugar which Causes arteriosclerosis, cataracts, diabetic cardio myopathy or diabetic nephropathy. There are many researches recently due to increased diabetic patients.
Streptozotocin is used in animal testing as the antibiotic to cause diabetes by destroying the Langerhans beta cells of the pancreas and stopping the insulin secretion. Mice under such experiments for 8 weeks will show increased „lipid hydro peroxide‟ in hearts, Kidneys and livers, which is an index of oxidative stress as well as decreased vitamin C concentration. Vitamin is decreased due to increased consumption caused by oxidative stress in mice. Those experiments indicate the elevated oxidative stress due to active oxygen cause diabetic complications.
It is caused by oxidized fat due to active oxygen. It is known that the aging comes from the blood vessel. Blood vessels harden, thicken and narrow as they age. This aging phenomenon is called atherosclerosis. The oxidized fat accumulates in artery walls to form protrusions. When cut, these protrusions look like scrambled egg yolk. It often occurs in coronary artery or cerebral artery. Completely blocked artery is call myocardial infarction or cerebral infarction.
Second and third causes of death in advanced nations are stroke and heart disease, respectively. Making the ischemic diseases such as myocardial infarction and cerebral Infarction is the No. 1 cause of death and is even higher than the cancer. Therefore, such ischemic diseases can be more fatal than any other diseases. Cholesterol is thought to be the first cause of atherosclerosis. Some even stay away from eating eggs thinking that it is the cause of high LDL. This is so because many doctors emphasize that fact.
However, more doctors identify free radicals in blood is the cause, not the cholesterol. Cholesterol is a type of fat that does not dissolve in the blood. Cholesterol is transported by tanks called LDL or HDL. HDL transports cholesterol toward the liver while LDL transports it in reverse direction. That is why HDL was thought to be good cholesterol that prevents atherosclerosis while the LDL was bad cholesterol. However, LDL only transports cholesterol required in the rest of body and it is not bad at all.
OXIDIZED LDL IS CONSUMED BY WHITE BLOOD CELLS
The problem is that the tank gets attacked by pirates call active oxygen while it sails. The tank gets rusty and its contents turn into lipid peroxide in the attack. There are receptors for LDL all over the body which cannot recognize oxidized LDL and not being transported. These floating oxidized LDL may accumulate on the artery wall to wreck the tank and white blood cells gather to clean the mass. And it become foamy cells by taking in too much oxidized LDL. In the early stage of arteriosclerosis, lesions of fat clumps appear here and there on artery walls. These are clearly identified as foamy white blood cells with oxidized LDL. As the arteriosclerosis progresses, increasingly more lipid peroxide accumulates on artery walls.
According to data on arteriosclerosis progression and the amount of lipid peroxide among age group of 31 to 91 years of age, lipid peroxide is proportionally more as the arteriosclerosis progresses. So we know now the arteriosclerosis is caused more by oxidized LDL cholesterol (a type of lipid peroxide), not the cholesterol itself. Therefore, even with increased LDL cholesterol, foamy cells will not form if there is less active oxygen or free radical in the blood, and no arteriosclerosis. In other words, increased active oxygen in the blood stream may cause arteriosclerosis even with normal amount of LDL cholesterol. To prevent ischemic diseases by preventing arteriosclerosis, it is very important to suppress active oxygen or to immediately take care of increased active oxygen as it occurs.
ACTIVE OXYGEN CAUSES HEART DISEASES
Free radical is deeply involved in symptoms and progression of heart diseases. Chest pain or heart attack may be what we are all reminded of but heart disease has begun before you feel any of these symptoms.
Heart diseases take long time to progress that we ever thought caused by oxidized LDL cholesterol. This is the first domino in the formation of plaque taking a long time to progress. But if the artery gets clogged by plaque, the result can be an instant loss of blood and oxygen to the heart, or heart attack. Much of the damage to the heart muscle due to a heart attack, as in stroke, is caused by sudden violent attack of free radicals after the blood flow is recovered.
Recently, researchers have found that free radicals promote myocardial infarction and the central role for nitric oxide, one of the free radicals.
Nitric oxide is essential for normal blood circulation, but excess is very dangerous and is known to be one of the risk factors for heart disease and stroke. To maintain a healthy blood circulation, the human body needs to maintain a proper balance of nitric oxide.
This depends on the antioxidant and its substances to maintain the level of nitric oxide, here the molecular hydrogen play a best role of it and helps to maintain the level and decreases the heart blocking factors.
Main cause of eczema is active oxygen. Cause of eczema is not easy to be identified. Over abundant active oxygen to fight off germs changes the skin cells by lipid peroxide and breaks down the protective skin barrier. When germs and viruses enter our body, immune cells attack them and fat cells get attacked in the process. Damaged fat cells are recognized as germs and eosinophil (a kind of white blood cell) generates active oxygen to kill them, which in turn oxidizes normal skin cells to cause eczema. However, we still do not know why damaged fat cells are recognized as Germs or why eosinophil attack them. There are many antibodies (allergens) such as house mites, pollen of food, But we do not know why each person is allergic to different allergens.
However, active oxygen is transformed into lipid peroxidisation as a result of rioting in the process, and the intermediate process of inducing eczema is the same for everyone. Eczema patients suffer from stresses due to allergies to cell and body tissues, resulting in over-production of active oxygen and further aggravation its symptoms. In addition, since lipid peroxide is produced more by the combination of lipid and active oxygen of the cell membrane, it will lower the moisturizing effect.
Active oxygen damages blood vessel and causes stroke. Blocked brain blood vessel causes brain damage. Active oxygen is the mediator that causes damage to the blood vessels and causes stroke. Patients who already suffered stroke may have additional blood vessel with progressing condition that there may be similar damage or risk of recurrence and may further cause angina pectoris or peripheral vascular ataxia. Strokes are a good example of how free radicals can affect your health. And free radicals make the bad situation worse. Strokes occur when blood flow is not allowed or restricted to specific areas of the brain.
This happens when oxidized plaque blocks blood circulation into the brain. Regardless of its cause, the result can be detrimental. If you think brain damage is caused by non existence of blood and oxygen, the following facts may surprise you. The reperfusion injury happens immediately with the stroke recovery. At this stage, brain damage is already done because of the rapid formation of superoxide radicals that can attack nearby tissues.
The situation can get worse when iron is released into a place where it is normally firmly fixed and controlled in the process of brain tissue damage. Iron is the most abundant mineral in the human body and essential to life. However, iron is not allowed to freely move since it is firmly attached to protein and sent to cell tissues which requires a lot of effort. Irons not attacked to protein may be somewhat threatening since the iron can turn hydrogen peroxide into hydroxyl radical.
Even after stroke, more free radicals are generated and brain tissue can not help fighting or immune itself against them. The accumulation of iron in the brain is also associated with degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Several studies have shown that the free iron concentration in the blood increases the risk of developing heart disease and strokes.
INFERTILITY AND IMPOTENCE
Caused by active oxygen. Dr. Tory Hagen of the Linus Polling Institute, Oregon State University, USA, has shown and reported in Science Daily reported on August 28, 2011 that oxidative stress (reactive oxygen) can be a fundamental factor in infertility or erectile dysfunction, and that antioxidants can help treat it. He has shown that infertility and erectile dysfunction seem to be related to the inability of the blood vessels to relax and create nitric oxide.
He pointed out that it is active oxygen that destroys nitric oxide and weakens its function, and that disabling of this active oxygen we need is an antioxidant, and that actually increasing the production of nitric oxide is partly used for erectile dysfunction. The synthesis function of nitric oxide declines with age, and erectile dysfunction is also associated with aging, and it is likely that women are postponing pregnancy and increasing infertility, he said. Although it is not scientifically proven that antioxidants are effective in treating infertility, some doctors are already using antioxidants such as vitamins C and E to treat infertility,he said. The results of the study were published on 'Pharmacological Research„ online edition.
Dementia and active oxygen. Even dementia is related to active oxygen.
Dementia refers to the impairment of memory, language, and spatio-temporal abilities that cause a loss of mental function, resulting in impaired cognitive functioning and impaired social and daily life. Alzheimer's dementia is the most common dementia, and unlike vascular dementia, which progresses acutely and progressively, it is a degenerative brain disease that progressively progresses to various cognitive dysfunctions as a symptom of memory disorder at the beginning.
Although genetic factors play a major role in the etiology of this disease, Environmental factors such as age, family history, education level, head injury, chronic exposure to toxicity, and continuous exposure to reactive oxygen species In recent years, especially active oxygen has been gradually attracting attention as a causative factor.
Active oxygen causes Parkinson's disease by injuring nerve cells.
Parkinson's disease is a degenerative neurological disorder reported by Parkinson in 1817. Parkinson's disease, dementia, etc., are caused by the long-term runaway of active oxygen. When the production of reactive oxygen by stress, aging, neurotoxin, etc. exceeds the protection mechanism, the nerve cell is injured. In the brain black matter, there are many factors promoting the generation of active oxygen and that it is easily damaged. Thus to inhibited production of active oxygen required antioxidant enhancement which will prevent and treat Parkinson's disease.
Degeneration of proteins, lipids, nucleic acids and enzymes in living bodies by free radicals leads to various conditions. The condition shown in the human body by the generation of free radicals can be improved by removing the free radicals. It has been reported that Parkinson's disease such as dementia is caused by long-term congestion of free radicals, not to mention ischemic damage of neuronal cells. Parkinson's disease is a degenerative neurological disorder reported by Parkinson in 1817.
In black matters of Parkinson's patients, there is a decrease in catalase(Catalase is a common enzyme found in nearly all living organisms exposed to oxygen. It catalyzes the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide to water and oxygen. It is a very important enzyme in protecting the cell from oxidative damage by reactive oxygen species) and a slight decrease in glutathione peroxidase In fact, patients have elevated lipid peroxidisation and decreased glutathione concentrations.
This suggests that this condition is closely related to free radicals and lipid peroxidisation. In addition, iron content is increased in black matters of patients. And it is reported that the neuromelanin part is the most stable in the cell. In the presence of this neuromelanin, iron is assumed to be reduced to bivalent iron, and bi- and tri-valent irons produce free radicals in a variety of reaction formats. As such, Parkinson's disease and free radicals are closely related. When the production of free radicals by stress, aging, neurotoxins, etc. goes beyond its defenses, the nerve cells are injured. It can be said that there is a number of factors promoting the generation of free radicals in the black matter, which is easily injured. Therefore, scientists believe that inhibiting the production of free radicals and enhancing antioxidant activity can help prevent and treat Parkinson's disease.
Hepatitis and liver disease
Liver disease and active oxygen:- Hepatitis can include viral hepatitis, drugs, and alcohol-induced hepatitis. In hepatitis caused by drugs and alcohol except viral hepatitis, hepatic damage is caused by liver damage caused by lipid buildup. Liver Cooper cells will work hard to remove the virus. As any hepatitis progresses to chronic disease or cirrhosis, blood flow disorder occurs in the liver.
Secondarily, active oxygen and lipid peroxidisation are involved, and hepatitis gradually progresses to chronic infection and cirrhosis Peroxide lipids are never produced outside the body when they are made in the body.It is only degraded by glutathione peroxidase, which acts as a detoxifying agent in the liver.
Therefore, liver is a place where excess active oxygen and lipid peroxides are gathered, and it is also a place where antioxidants act actively to remove them. According experts, effective removal of active oxygen and lipid peroxidase depending on the amount of glutathione peroxidase is deeply related to the progress of hepatitis and cirrhosis.
Cataracts caused by oxidation of unsaturated fatty acids in the eye by active Oxygen. Cataract is a disease caused by active oxygen (mainly hidroxy radical) which is overproduced by ultraviolet rays, as well as spots and freckles, also caused by lipid peroxide. As the sun ray enters the eye, ultraviolet rays generate active oxygen and reacts with unsaturated fatty acids in the eye. Lipid peroxide within the eye ball is prone to attach to the inside of lens. Lipid peroxide is cloudy grease and the lens is blurred, making it difficult to see things. This is what is causing cataract.It has been found that vitamin E, vitamin C and carotenoid in the serum of cataract patients are lower than normal people. If you do not wear sunglasses at the ski resort in winter, your eyes may become congested and itchy in a condition called Ophthalmic Nivialis caused by active oxygen generated in the lens due to UV-rays reflected on the snow.
This may be a temporary condition but if it is repeated, protein or hyaluronic acid(Hyaluronic acid, also known as hyaluronan, is a clear, gooey substance that is naturally produced by your body. The largest amounts of it are found in your skin, connective tissue and eyes. Its main function is to retain water to keep your tissues well lubricated and moist. Hyaluronic acid has a variety of uses) in lens may be damaged.
Same aging happens to eyes. As the damage worsens, lens becomes cloudy in a condition call degenerative cataract. Always wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from UV. Eye drop containing antioxidant vitamins can be helpful in removing active oxygen. When antioxidant supplements are taken, it may be helpful in removing active oxygen by antioxidants carried into eyes by blood circulation.
Cancer is the No. 1 cause of death in advanced countries. In Korea, 326 men and 290 women out of 100,000 die of cancer respectively which shows that more men die of cancer than women. The mystery relationship between the active oxygen and cancer were clearly identified recently. Cancer is amassed cancer cells. In its early stage when it is less than 1cm, it contains approximately 1 billion cancer cells which started with just one cancer cell.
Then where does that one cancer cell comes from? A normal healthy cell hastransformed into a cancer cell in a process called the carcinogenesis, And we now know that active oxygen and free radical are deeply engaged in this process. Carcinogens are the source of active oxygen or free radicals. Carcinogenesis includes the beginning, promotion and malignant stages caused by carcinogens. Through studies, the carcinogens were identified as cell attackers to generate active oxygen and free radicals due to such stimulations. Research has shown that carcinogens are more active in people with certain occupations.
For the first time in medical history, the man who wrote about occupational cancer is a British surgeon, who reported many scrotum cancers in 1775, from stubble cleaners working day after day. Soot contains benzopyran, or a strong carcinogen. It is also contained in automobile exhaust gas and tobacco tar. It produces free radicals when inhaled. Free radical truncates genes in normal cells. The process how free radicals work in the carcinogenesis will be described in detail.
Caner cells have the autonomy multiplication in which they multiply with no limits. It grows larger and erodes human organs. One cancer cell already has this ability from the beginning. Normal cells have genes that accelerate or brake such multiplication. For example, stomach epithelium is completely renewed in 3 days due to active and repeareous multiplication. In a normal multiplication, the shape of stomach is maintained due to genes that follow the order of multiplication, check the commands, and turn the cell multiplication on or off.
In a cancer cell, such acceleration or braking process is absent. Acceleration promotes and braking stops the multiplication. Initiation is when such gene abnormality is present in a cell. Free radicals are known to truncate that DNA causing a gene mutation. Free radicals mostly cause the DNA malfunction, not the carcinogens as we thought in the past.Therefore, even those who clean soot in chimneys, smokers, or workers who are he avily exposed to carcinogens can reduce the risk of cancer by taking antioxidants that remove free radicals.
Cancer is prone to develop where inflammation occurs. Carcinogenesis is the abnormality that occurs in normal cells, extends the process to the cell membrane, and causes a cancer cell to be formed. Active oxygen generated in this process causes bigger problem. Unsaturated fatty acids contained in the cell membrane are automatically oxidized (autoxidized) to hydroxyl radicals. When the cell membrane is overloaded with lipid peroxidase, it causes normal cell membrane activity to be lost.
Cancer often occurs where there is chronic inflammation. Chronic infection caused by H. Pylori can develop into stomach cancer while viral Chronic hepatitis can develop into liver cancer more easily. This is the promotion stage caused by active oxygen that damages the cell membrane. Those cancer cells become stronger and metastasis in the progression stage. The degree of malignancy is determined by amount of free radicals near cancer cells.
Lipid peroxidation is the oxidation of cellular membrane that surrounds cells. The cellular membrane is mostly made of phosphorus and lipids, and phosphorus and lipids contain many unsaturated fatty acids. When this unsaturated fatty acid is attacked and oxidized by active oxygen, lipid peroxide is produced. The lipid peroxide is known to be grade 1 active oxygen and can be extremely toxic. Once the unsaturated fatty acids in the cell membrane are oxidized and become lipid peroxides, It attacks more unsaturated fatty nearby and produces more lipid peroxide. Such chain reaction causes the entire cellular membrane to be changes into lipid peroxide and kills the cell.
Commonly used method of lipid peroxide Production is to measure its by-products by reacting the TBA with lipid peroxide among several ways to do it. A blood sample from diabetic patient is examined in this way to see the TBA reactants. It is much higher in diabetic patient. In diabetic patients, lipid peroxidation occurs more often and the damage caused by active oxygen increases. Blood sugar is what the brain needs to live and several hormones are regulated so that it becomes 80mg per 1dl (100ml) of plasma even in the case of fasting. Insulin secretion is the only hormone in the pancreas that has the ability to lower blood glucose levels. If not, the blood sugar will rise. Hormone is secreted into the blood by the endocrine organs and presented in target organs to work by binding with receptive protein. The insulin receptor is present in the cell membrane, and insulin is secreted from the beta cell. It is combined with the receptor to draw out glucose from the muscle into cells in a glucose metabolism which promotes fat synthesis. In other words, insulin only changes the state of cells to use glucose. It does not directly digest glucose. This is where most people misunderstand the process. Degradation of glucose is "glucose metabolism". Glucose is metabolized before the blood sugar level falls. However, if an abnormality occurs in the insulin receptor in the cell membrane, insulin cannot bind to the receptor. Then glucose can not enter the cell. As a result, there is no raw material glucose to be used in glucose metabolism, and the blood glucose level increases due to no metabolism. If for some reason the blood sugar level is high, the amount of glucose that binds to the protein in the blood increases.
Since glucose has "aldehyde group” which will bind to the amino acid group of lysine. In other words, active oxygen is generated from the protein bound to the sugar which causes arteriosclerosis, cataracts, diabetic cardiomyopathy or diabetic nephropathy. There are many researches recently due to increased diabetic patients.
Streptozotocin is used in animal testing as the antibiotic to cause diabetes by destroying the Langerhans beta cells of the pancreas and stopping the insulin secretion. Mice under such experiments for 8 weeks will show increased lipid hydro peroxide in hearts, kidneys and livers, which is an index of oxidative stress as well as decreased vitamin C concentration. Vitamin is decreased due to increased consumption caused by oxidative stress in mice. That experiments indicate the elevated oxidative stress due to active oxygen cause diabetic complications.
Autoimmune disease and active oxygen:- One of the most common autoimmune diseases is rheumatoid arthritis where immune cells make antibodies at will and continuously attack normal cells. One of its symptoms is swollen hands and pain in finger joints which slightly improves in the afternoon. It is because blood circulation becomes more active as one wakes up from deep
Sleep which is call reperfusion. Usually, when reperfusion occurs, a large amount of reactive oxygen is generated, which results in attacking normal cells. Reperfusion happens in knees when standing up after long period of sitting down with knees bent which generates large amount of active oxygen.
At this time, active oxygen attacking normal cells are recognized as foreign substances by the immune system, which leads to confusion in the formation of new antibodies. Neutrophils (a kind of white blood cell) migrate to the site of inflammation in the body and generate active oxygen, which worsens the inflammation of the joint.
Amount of active oxygen in rheumatoid patients is 5 times higher that that of normal people. This proves that large amount of oxidization stress causes more joint damage for rheumatoid patients. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes inflammation of the synovial membrane in the joint as a primary Lesion, which slowly progresses and damages tissues and cartilage surrounding the joints and bones. It further deforms and damages joints.
Although it is not clear, its major mechanism is the autoimmune disorder which is the protective system attacking the body by abnormal phenomenon. As a result, there are anemia, dryness syndrome, subcutaneous nodules, pulmonary fibrosis, vaculities, skin ulcers and other systemic symptoms throughout the body other than symptoms in joints. This is common phenomena in autoimmune disease. The cause of autoimmune disease has not been identified. However, the metabolic breakdown between cells and excessive contaminants in the body seems to be most probable cause.
Cells as the basic unit of the body must communicate organically to facilitate the metabolism activities and to protect the body from external pathogens. In addition, excessive pollutants cause white blood cells to overwork causing them to be less effective. To help the autoimmune system, proper food intake is important for cell metabolism and body waste eliminations. Basically, essential nutrients should be properly taken. Various vitamins, mineral, essential fatty acids and high quality proteins can help normalize cell activity. Foods known to be antioxidant or detoxifying can also be very beneficial in autoimmune disease.
Strong antioxidant foods are known to slow down the progression of autoimmune phenomena while suppressing the inflammatory response. It also inhibits excessive production of active oxygen that destroys cells and promotes aging, thus benefiting smooth metabolism among cells. In addition, detoxification food reduces food and air pollutants as well as help releasing pollutants accumulated in the body. It helps the metabolism and immunity. Nutrients that help in this action include vitamins A, C, and E and selenium, catechin, chlorophyll, lecithin, and dietary fiber. And which are rich in greenish-yellow vegetables, fruits, grains, green tea and rooibos. Therefore, it is good to eat plenty of natural foods with a balanced diet so that you do not run out of essential nutrients. Eating uncooked food can be good for the autoimmune disease.