Secondary plant substances Secondary plant substances occur practically in all plants, they are however not included in animal products. The demand can be met so only about vegetables, fruits etc.. A few examples: Of the Allicin (garlic), you know that it inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungi in a dilution of 1: 125,000. The ingredients of cabbage and broccoli are considered strong cancer-inhibiting. Carotenoids (beta-carotene, Alpha carotene, lutein, lycopene, Canthaxanthin, etc.) are the yellow and Red plant pigments from vegetables and fruits such as for example carrots, peppers, tomatoes, spinach. So far, about 600 carotenoids are enlightened in their chemical structure. All of them have in common that they mostly 40 carbon atoms with a large number of unsaturated double bonds exhibit. It is regarded as secured, that the regular consumption of carotinoidreicher fruit and vegetables reduces the risk of lung, stomach, prostate, bladder, breast and colon cancer. Very interesting is also the Group of Phytoestrogens. Chemically they are called Isoflavonoids and Lignans. and assigned to the Group of polyphenols. Isoflavonoids such as genistein, daidzein and Formononetin are contained mainly in soybeans, soy meal and flax seed. Lignans and Lariciresinol and Matairesinol occur in the whole grains, and bran and the aleurone layer. Studies could show that women who consume more plant foods with a high Phytoestrogen content, less susceptible to estrogen-related cancers such as breast, endometrial and colorectal cancer. Phytosterols are the vegetable analogues of animal cholesterol. You have chemically, such as cholesterol, as a basic framework on a Cyclopentanoperhydrophenantren body. Known as nutrients, the phytosterols are beta-sitosterol, Campesterol and Stigmasterol. They are included in high-fat plant parts such as nuts, seeds, vegetable seedlings, as well as in unhulled grains and cereal sprouts. The cold-pressed oils of pumpkin seeds, sunflower, Sesame, soy, but also wheat germ oil, corn, grape seed oil and olive oil are very rich in phytosterols. Phytosterols may fit the part instead of animal cholesterol in cell membranes and slow down a wrong regulated cell proliferation (cancer) through an unknown mechanism, or prevent. You can reduce the blood cholesterol also, also phytosterols serve as parent compound for the formation of hormones (corticosteroids, sex hormones). 6 Laboratory analysis recommended The entire metabolism of the people consists of a variety of complex biochemical reactions. The micro-nutrients (vitamins, minerals, trace elements, anti-oxidants, amino acids, fatty acids, etc.) is highly effective substances that "intervene in this biochemical reactions". Micro-nutrients may be taken so no discretion or on the "Recommendation" of friends or acquaintances. Especially not if it is higher-dose preparations. It is recommended that the status of micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, trace elements) analyze to let (blood, urine). Important is also the study of parameters of free radicals or of the oxidative stress (such as total anti-oxidants status, Malondialdehyde, glutathione) and the individual capacity of detoxification of the liver. Be analyzed should furthermore certain environmental pollutants such as toxic heavy metals (lead, cadmium, mercury). These analyses are important in the (still) healthy individuals, they have special meaning in the case of an existing disease (infarction, cancer, allergies, pain syndromes, inflammatory disease like colitis for example rheumatism, colitis, MB. Crohn's, etc.). Only on the basis of such precise, biochemical analysis, you can specifically compensate for any deficiencies, insert micro-nutrients for the treatment of diseases, and identify a possible exposure to environmental pollutants.