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How do Antioxidants / Radical Scavengers work?

Simply put, an antioxidant binds potentially harmful free radicals and “takes them out of circulation” – a radical that is bound in this way cannot cause any more damage in the body! There are many different mechanisms (some produced naturally in the body, some administered) designed to achieve this objective, but in the end they all have the same positive effect – the harmful substances are “locked up”.

The natural defences of our bodies are quite capable of dealing with a “normal level” of oxidative stress brought on by evolutionary biology without assistance, but nowadays we are exposed to immense burdens from other sources, all of which result in oxidative stress, and our system is overwhelmed more often.

Free radicals do not pose a problem for our bodies as long as there are sufficient antioxidants available. But when too many free radicals form and are not removed, all biological structures suffer lasting damage.

So it is absolutely essential to help our bodies in as many ways as possible.

Illustration of antioxidative processes
Radical Scavengers

The Antioxidant Process

Antioxidants intercept free radicals directly, and neutralise them by donating an electron to them without themselves becoming free radicals.

Sometimes they become radicals as a result of the process, but these radicals are stable and completely harmless. (Graphic: AIRNERGY AG)

High demand for Antioxidants

A healthy organism possesses sufficient own endogenous defense mechanisms to counter harmful effects of free radicals within a natural physiological measure.

With excessive exposure to free radicals, however, the need for antioxidants may be very large in order to prevent oxidative stress. Then antioxidants exogenous origin must be supplied .

So there is the body‘s own (endogenous) antioxidants (for example, enzymes), and from outside supplied (exogenous) antioxidants. The exogenous must be supplied in the diet. Exogenous antioxidants include vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E , and phytonutrients, such as Carotenoids. Furthermore, the trace elements selenium and zinc are important because they are responsible for the effectiveness of metalloenzymes.

Globalium Zeolith - a stronger Antioxidant - as Medical Device

And quite naturally and effectively supportive acts in this way also the antioxidant Globalium Zeolith   - Medical Product (Device). It sets with its effect, however, much earlier than most other „ radical scavenger“, ie already in the gastrointestinal tract. Before the free radicals at all can put their devastating chain reaction , they are bound by Globalium Zeolith on a purely biophysical manner and after neutralized.

Globalium Zeolith itself is not metabolized but wanders through the gastrointestinal tract unchanged. It is excreted naturally through the digestive system again.

Definitions / European Union legal framework and definition

Definitions / European Union legal framework and definition

Based on the New Approach, rules that relate to safety and performance of medical devices were harmonised in the EU in the 1990s. The New Approach, defined in a European Council Resolution of May 1985, represents an innovative way of technical harmonisation. It aims to remove technical barriers to trade and dispel the consequent uncertainty for economic operators, to facilitate free movement of goods inside the EU.

The core legal framework consists of 3 directives:

  •     Directive 90/385/EEC regarding active implantable medical devices
  •     Directive 93/42/EEC regarding medical devices
  •     Directive 98/79/EC regarding in vitro diagnostic medical devices

They aim at ensuring a high level of protection of human health and safety and the good functioning of the Single Market. These 3 main directives have been supplemented over time by several modifying and implementing directives, including the last technical revision brought about by Directive 2007/47 EC.

Directive 2007/47/ec defines a medical device as (paraphrasing): Any instrument, apparatus, appliance, software, material or other article, whether used alone or in combination, together with any accessories, including the software intended by its manufacturer to be used specifically for diagnostic and/or therapeutic purposes and necessary for its proper application, intended by the manufacturer to be used for human beings for the purpose of:

  • Diagnosis, prevention, monitoring, treatment, or alleviation of disease
  • Diagnosis, monitoring, treatment, alleviation of, or compensation for an injury or handicap
  • Investigation, replacement, or modification of the anatomy or of a physiological process
  • Control of conception

This includes devices that do not achieve their principal intended action in or on the human body by pharmacological, immunological, or metabolic means—but may be assisted in their function by such means.