RIAVITA flaCYTO is a special flavonoid selection using fruit and herbal extracts from Broccoli, Milk thistle (Silymarin), Green tea, Chamomile, Nigella sativa, Sophora Japonica, and vitamin E, possessing outstanding antioxidant properties, which can be a support in many chronic diseases.
Flavonoids are an extremely diverse plant compound family, therefore the impact on the human body and cells is also widespread. The protecting role of flavonoids against diseases caused by chronic inflammation, or associated with it, is studied by long-term scientific observations of patients, supported by measurements and animal experiments using molecular biology methods. In general, it can be said that their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties can help prevent the development of certain diseases and support treatments.
Broccoli is considered a ‘superfood’, its extract is a good source of disease-fighting nutrients and vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, and potassium that can decrease signs of aging.
EGCG from Green tea is suggested to help with weight loss, reduce inflammation, and protect against heart and brain disease.
Apigenin is an antioxidant found in chamomile which has been demonstrated to fight cancer cells, it has antibacterial effects, and it is known to reduce inflammation.
Vitamin E has strong antioxidant effects that protect cell membranes from oxidative damage by neutralizing free radicals.
The most well-researched benefits of Nigella sativa are reported to be protection against cell damage and inflammation, blood sugar control, immune system strengthening, as well as heart and brain health preservation.
Silymarin is an antioxidant compound extracted from milk thistle seeds that are known to have antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification properties. It is also a promising extract in liver cancer research.
Every day our body is exposed to many stressors. A part of the environmental stress (e.g., air pollution, chemicals) and mental stress are manifested as free radicals within the body. Free radicals are highly reactive and can bind to nearby cell constituents – lipids, proteins, and other important biomolecules, thus impairing their proper functions.
A healthy body is prepared for (resistant to) oxidative stress and the neutralization of harmful free radicals since they are also produced in the body as byproducts of our metabolism. However, the extra amount of stress and harmful habits associated with modern living (smoking, regular alcohol consumption) can challenge the so-called redox balance, therefore with some diseases or in old age, we may not be able to respond effectively.
Many vitamins can help fight oxidative stress, as they trap free radicals as antioxidants and neutralize their destructive effects. The effect of vitamins is further enhanced by flavonoid-type antioxidants, which are found in plants.