Antioxidants Health Products
What are antioxidants?
The traditional dietary antioxidants that inhibit free-radical damage
- Vitamin E, Alpha tocopherol or tocopherol
- Vitamin C or ascorbic acid
- Vitamin A, Beta carotene or carotenoids
Air pollution, tobbaco smoke, ozone, radiation, dietary fats and heavy
exercise can produce unstable substances in the body called free radicals.
Excess free radicals can damage healthy cells. Our bodies naturally subpress
free radicals with Vitamins A, C, E, the minerals Selenium and Zinc. These
antioxidants neutralize highly reactive molecules. Beta -Carotene
(pro Vitamin A) quenches singlet oxygen molecules. Vitamin C protects
tissues and blood components. Vitamin E protects cell membranes. Selenium
is a vital part of antioxidant enzymes. Zinc promotes a healthy immune
Antioxidants found in our fruits and vegetables help to fight
and neutralize free radicals in our bodies. Free radicals are considered
a major component in aging and disease progression. Research has shown
that rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue, and even certain types of
cancer are the direct result of free radical damage in the body.
Our cells must constantly contend with nasty substances called free radicals.
They can damage DNA, the inside or artery walls, proteins in the eye--just
about any substance or tissue imaginable. Some are made inside the body,
inevitable byproducts of turning food into energy. Others come from the
air we breathe and the food we eat.
We aren't defenseless against free radicals. We extract free-radical
fighters, called antioxidants, from food. Fruits, vegetables, and other
plant-based foods deliver dozens, if not hundreds, of antioxidants. The
most common are vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene and related carotenoids.
Food also supplies minerals such as selenium and manganese, which are
needed by enzymes that destroy free radicals.
Antioxidants Products from Botanic Chioce