ANTIOXIDANTS AND ASTHMA
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015;191:45-53
Asthma can occur any time in life, but new studies are looking and antioxidant deficiencies as a cause. (Antioxidants help prevent free radical damage to the cells in the body which can then lead to heart disease or cancer)
In this study, the levels of antioxidant biomarkers were determined before the onset of the trial and therefore preceded the onset of asthma. Investigators found that, compared with the control group, the adult-onset asthma subjects had significantly lower levels of alpha-tocopherol and PA ((platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolase).
Most antioxidants can be obtained by eating fruits and vegetables.
We are also able to measure total antioxidant function in the office using a simple blood test called SPECTROX. We are able to check glutathione, cysteine, Selenium, Vitamin C, Coenzyme-Q10, Vitamin E and Alpha Lipoic Acid levels in the cells (as opposed to the blood itself) in the body.