New Clues on Caffeine’s Health Benefits – Study suggests antioxidants in caffeine play a role in coffee’s impact on health

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As more and more research is being conducted into caffeine's role in the health world, findings such as those described in the WebMD article below support a high instance of antioxidants in caffeine. These antioxidants destroy certain molecules in the body called free radicals. Free radicals cause damage that can lead to issues such as Alzheimer's and heart disease. The article suggests drinking coffee to ingest these antioxidants, but GreenCoffex® offers the same benefits in a small capsule that you take once a day. When compared to coffee, GreenCoffex® is easier to take, more portable and less expensive, yet contains the same amount of caffeine as two cups of coffee, distributed to the body over 8 hours with our patented time-release technology.

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(WebMD) Caffeine's jolt may do more than just keep you awake. A new study supports the health benefits of coffee by showing how the antioxidants in caffeine fight damage-causing free radicals.

Researchers say their experiments explain the chemistry of how the antioxidants in caffeine seek out and destroy free radicals associated with Alzheimer's and heart disease.

Free radicals are molecules in the body that attack healthy cells and cause damage that can lead to disease. The health benefits of antioxidants are largely due to their effects in protecting against damage from these free radicals.

Recent studies have shown that coffee is one of the richest sources of antioxidants in the average person's diet. But little is known about how these antioxidants, including caffeine, work against free radicals.

In the study, published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, researcher Jorge Rafael Leon-Carmona of Universidad Autnoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, in Mexico, evaluated the five different theoretical mechanisms of the chemical reaction between the antioxidants in caffeine and free radicals.

They found that a mechanism called the radical adduct formation (RAF) is the main mechanism involved in caffeine's ability to protect against damage from free radicals, which is consistent with previous studies in animals.

Researchers say the results support the notion that caffeine is a major source of antioxidant activity in coffee.

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