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protective

 [pro-tek´tiv]
1. affording protection.
2. an agent that provides defense against harmful influences; called also screen.
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Unless you have an allergy to yeasts, molds, and fungi (having an overgrowth of the yeast Candida albicans is not the same as having a yeast allergy), taking mushrooms is not only safe, it may be one of the most protective substances for winter illnesses.
Antioxidants are protective substances which help to neutralise damaging oxidation reactions in the body.
"This is bad news because they're missing out on vital vitamins, minerals and other protective substances that can help to protect us from heart disease, strokes and some cancers.
Researchers believe that, while MPO is meant to kill harmful bacteria, it may also inflame the body's arteries and damage protective substances in the blood, such as high-density-lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol.
Phytochemicals protective substances that protect against cancer by blocking enzymes needed for growth of cancer cells, and help balance hormone and cholesterol levels.

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