Our bodies may naturally generate free radicals during metabolic processes, but free radicals can also be found in the environment through harmful substances and carcinogens; for example, UV exposure, cigarette smoke, or pollution. The damage from free radicals may result in accelerated aging and can even play a role in developing cancer and other diseases.
What Are Antioxidants?
Antioxidants are substances that protect the body from free radicals by helping our bodies neutralize them. They can be naturally or artificially sourced, and come in hundreds to thousands of different types. Although all antioxidants protect against oxidative stress and therefore, free radicals, the different types are not interchangeable as they are each unique. Because of this, it is recommended to include a daily diet consisting of a variety of different antioxidant types.
Types of Antioxidants
Include, but are not limited to:
There isn’t a single antioxidant that can protect against all forms of free radicals. In fact, antioxidants tend to work best in combination with other nutrients, plant chemicals, and even other antioxidants. As such, Antioxidant Elite was designed to complement a healthy and active lifestyle with a variety of antioxidant types sourced from quality, natural ingredients like curcumin, green tea, ginger root, milk thistle, ginkgo biloba, bilberry fruit, and more.
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Ingredients in Depth
A potent lipid soluble antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals due to its chemical structure containing lots of reactive oxygen species (ROS).
Also known as NAC, it is a commonly used antioxidant that is broadly effective despite its limited reactive oxygen species (ROS) reactivity. Studies have shown that it can help replenish glutathione levels in the lungs and reduce inflammation in bronchial tubes and lung tissue.
While not processed much before being served as tea, the tea leaves are rich in catechins, which are antioxidants that can fight and may even prevent cell damage.
A type of natural phenol that can be derived from grape skins, blueberries, raspberries, mulberries, or peanuts. Numerous studies have demonstrated that resveratrol possesses a very high antioxidant potential as a natural food ingredient.
Contains a very high level (3.85 mmol/100 g) of total antioxidants, surpassed only by pomegranate and some types of berries.
Ginkgo Biloba are composed mostly of flavonoids, the most common type of polyphenolic compound found in the human diet. Flavonoids exhibit antioxidant properties such as anti-inflammatory, antithrombogenicity, antidiabetic, anticancer, and neuroprotective activities.
Similar to blueberries, they are anthocyanins that are proven powerful intracellular antioxidants in mammalian cells.
Found in high amounts in leafy greens and orange-yellow vegetables, lutein possesses higher antioxidant properties than other carotenoids.
While its name sounds complicated, it's simply a type of red pigment that belongs to a group of chemicals called carotenoids. It occurs in certain algae and causes the pink-red color in salmon.