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Antioxidants

Antioxidants found in Food

Just some of the antioxidants you will find in the food you eat...

L-Carnosine

 

L-Carnosine is a multi-potent super-antioxidant which stabilizes and protects the cell membrane. Specifically, as a water-soluble free radical scavenger it prevents lipid peroxidation within the cell membrane. Many antioxidants (like vitamins E and C) are aimed at preventing free radicals from entering the tissues, but have no effect after this first line of defense is broken. Free radicals cause oxidative stress in the body.

L-Carnosineis not only effective in prevention, but it is also active after free radicals react to form other dangerous compounds, like lipid peroxides and and secondary products. So, it protects the tissues from these damaging 'second-wave' chemicals.

L-Carnosine is naturally found in the human body but the level of L-Carnosine reduces with age.

Carotenoids

Carotenoids are perhaps best known for their ability to be converted to vitamin A, which is essential for healthy vision and reproduction, and for maintaining body tissues. Carotenoids are also powerful antioxidants on their own right.

Co-Enzyme Q10

Co Q10 is involved in the body's metabolic processes, particularly in the release of energy from food. It is also a potent antioxidant. Antioxidants can mop up damaging chemicals (free radicals) in the body and guard against many chronic diseases, especially in the heart.

Green Tea

Green tea is an excellent source of potent polyphenols, a strong antioxidant and inhibitor of harmful Angiogenesis

Vitamin A

Vitamin A, is a fat-soluble vitamin and is involved in the formation and maintenance of healthy skin, hair, and mucous membranes. Vitamin A helps us to see in dim light and is necessary for proper bone growth, tooth development, and fertility and has been well documented for decades. It is also an important antioxidant.

Vitamin B

It has been recently discovered that several of the B vitamins have antioxidant effects and that they stimulate the activity of the immune system.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an important antioxidant, in protected the body against free radicals it helps protect against cancers, heart disease, stress. Vitamin C is also part of the cellular chemistry that provides energy and is essential for sperm production, and for making the collagen protein involved in the building and health of cartilage, joints, skin, and blood vessels.

Vitamin E

Alpha-tocopherol is the most active form of vitamin E in humans, and is a powerful biological antioxidant. Antioxidants such as vitamin E act to protect your cells against the effects of free radicals, which are potentially damaging by-products of the body’s metabolism.

Selenium

Selenium has become the central topic of discussion in the debate on trace elements in which some doctors have dismissed the mineral as humbug, while others recommend it as a valuable component in preventative medicine, or even prescribe it as part of a course of treatment. Veterinary surgeons, on the other hand, have been using adjunct selenium therapy for many years.

Soy & Isoflavones

Research suggests that soy may offer a number of health benefits related to:

  • menopause symptom relief
  • osteoporosis
  • cardiovascular disease
  • immunity
  • cancer

Zinc

Zinc is vital to about 200 different enzymes, to the formation of bone tissue, in the healing of wounds and sores, to the production of proteins, the regulation of ribosomal, ribonucleic acid synthesis and insulin and in the carbohydrate metabolism. Zinc is also an antioxidant.

 

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