Antioxidants help prevent disease and promote wellness by deactivating free radicals, unstable molecules that are by-products of cells using oxygen for energy. Free radicals can damage the basic structure of cells and lead to chronic diseases, including notably cancer and heart disease, and accelerate the aging process. Our Antioxidant Formula contains a range of key antioxidants that protect healthy cells from oxidative damage, while supporting your body's nutritional needs by providing a synergistic blend that aids in attaining and maintaining optimal health.
A precursor to Vitamin A, Beta-Carotene is the carotenoid that gives carrots their deep orange color. A key antioxidant, when combined with a total antioxidant formula, has been found to reduce cancer rates.
Another key antioxidant, Vitamin C protects the body from oxidative stress.
A fat soluble vitamin that occurs in many forms, Vitamin E is has long been known beneficial for hair, skin and nail health. This natural form of Vitamin E, d-Alpha Tocopheryl Succinate, is five times more bioavailable than synthetic vitamin E in terms of body distribution and tissue retention. d-Alpha Tocopheryl Succinate has also been shown to reduce the growth of tumor cells.
An essential mineral, Zinc support a healthy immune system and required for the development and action of T-lymphocytes, the white blood cells that fight infection.
A trace mineral essential to good health, Selenium incorporated into proteins to make selenoproteins, which are important antioxidant enzymes. The antioxidant properties of selenoproteins help prevent cellular damage from free radicals.
An essential amino acid, N-acetyl cysteine has antioxidant properties, and helps to maintain healthy levels of the liver's natural detoxifier, glutathione.
Glutathione binds itself to toxins in the body transforming them into a form that can be easily collected and extracted from the body. Glutathione has also been shown to exhibit anti-cancer effects.
- Alfalfa Juice Concentrate
Derived from the juice of the entire alfalfa plant, Alfalfa Juice is an alkaline green food rich in Vitamins A, D, E, B-6 and K.
Wheat sprouts are rich in chlorophyll, have antimutagenic effects and antioxidant abilities.
It is important to take antioxidants as a total formula, rather than separately, as they produce amazing effects within the body only when able to work synergistically. For example, while Beta-Carotene has been found to REDUCE cancer rates while taken with a formula, there are some studies that suggest that Beta-Carotene INCREASES the occurrence of some cancers when taken by itself.
This is because different antioxidants do different things. Some, like Vitamins C, E and Beta-Carotene, are "Chain Breaking," and stabilize or destroy chains of free radicals. Others, like Glutathione, are "Preventive," preventing oxidation by acting as scavengers on individual free radicals.
The effectiveness of any given antioxidant in the body depends on which free radical is involved, how and where it is generated, and where the target of damage is. Thus, while in one particular system an antioxidant may protect against free radicals, in other systems it could have no effect at all. When combined, however, antioxidants can protect cells, prevent disease and promote overall wellness.