MelonMax? as an antioxidant
Free radicals are oxygen molecules that possess incompatible pairs of electrons. The lack of compatible electrons cause free radicals to travel around the body creating mayhem as they try and steal electrons from other molecules. Antioxidants are molecules stable enough to give an electron to a free radical and thus neutralise it and render it harmless to the body.
An overabundance of free radicals within the body damages cells, causing them to age and degenerate (otherwise known as oxidative stress). Antioxidants slow down the rate of oxidative stress and stabilise free radical molecules that could otherwise cause serious health implications.
MelonMax? provides vitamins A, B and C which are all extremely powerful antioxidants. They minimise cell damage and strengthen the body's immunity by stabilising the free radicals, thus helping to reduce damage to the body that could potentially cause illness and disease. It also boosts immunity
Vitamin C, contained in watermelon, is an antioxidant necessary for growth and development and to help boost the immune system. This vitamin is not produced naturally in the body and is not stored. It must be obtained through eating foods such as watermelon or supplements that contain vitamin C.
Vitamin C in watermelon can help to boost the immune system's defences against infection and viruses and can protect a body from harmful free radicals that can speed-up the rate of ageing and conditions such as cataracts.
Vitamin A found in watermelon is important for optimal eye health and boost immunity by improving the infection-fighting actions of white blood cells 'lymphocytes'. Vitamin B6 helps the immune system to produce antibodies. Antibodies are required to fight many diseases.
Tomatoes have been highly advertised as a great source for lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that helps fight heart disease and several types of cancer, especially prostate cancer. But research has shown that it is Watermelon that has the highest concentration of lycopene of any fresh fruit or vegetable.
MelonMax? to lower blood pressure and help sexual performance
MelonMax? has one of the highest concentrations of Watermelon extract of any supplement on the market today. Watermelon contains citrulline. Dr.BhimuPatil, director of Texas A&M's Fruit and Vegetable Improvement Center researched citrulline, believes it to have many health benefits. One of which is its ability to relax the blood vessels, much like drugs used to treat male sexual problems.
BhimuPatil, director of Texas A&M University's Fruit and Vegetable Improvement Centre states "The fruit [watermelon] has a similar effect to taking Viagra"- Daily Mail Oct 2010.
When eaten, the citrulline boosts nitric oxide levels, which relaxes blood vessels and increases blood flow within the body. Though the cause of low male performance can include an assortment of psychological and physiological issues, an increase in blood flow may be able to help in some cases.
Found in the flesh and rind of watermelons, citrulline reacts with the body's enzymes when consumed in large quantities and is changed into arginine. "Arginine boosts nitric oxide, which relaxes blood vessels, the same basic effect that Viagra has, to treat erectile dysfunction and maybe even prevent it."- Daily Mail, Oct 2010.
Todd Wehner, at North Carolina State University, said "Watermelon may not be as organ-specific as Viagra, but it's a great way to relax blood vessels without any drug side effects...It sounds like it would be an effect that would be interesting but not a substitute for any medical treatment."- Daily Mail, Oct 2010.
Reduced Risk Of Poor Sexual Performance
According to research performed by scientists at Shiga University of Medical Science in Otsu, Japan and published in "Pharmacology and Therapeutics" in May 2005 impaired production and action of nitric oxide, associated with a shortage of arginine, can cause difficulties for men. Eating watermelon could improve penile vascular blood flow and thus improve sexual performance. Those who increased dietary intake of citrulline, a precursor to arginine and nitric oxide, increased erection hardness and mean number of sexual intercourses per month compared with patients who took a placebo, according to research by scientists at the University of Foggia in Italy and published in "Urology" in January 2011.