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Antioxidants and Their Benefits

We hear a lot about antioxidants, but what are they, where do we find them, and how do they benefit our bodies?  Antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E, carotenoids, selenium, manganese, flavonoids, and many other supplements help protect your cells against the effects of free radicals.

Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food or is exposed to toxins – such as tobacco smoke, alcohol, sunlight, radiation, and environmental pollutants.  As we age, our cells can be damaged by oxidative stress caused by too many free radicals in our bodies. Free radicals if left unchallenged can cause oxidative damage and cause a range of diseases. 

Antioxidants can be found in many foods and this can help your body to fight free radicals.  Berries are one of the top fruit sources of antioxidants, especially blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and cranberries.  Pears, grapes, citrus fruits, cherries, pineapple, papaya, mango, tomatoes, and pomegranate are other antioxidant rich fruits.  Vegetables with high antioxidant content include artichokes, okra kale, bell peppers, sweet potatoes, broccoli, and red cabbage.

Other foods which provide an antioxidant boost include walnuts, pistachios, pecans, almonds, flaxseed, kidney beans, edamame, and lentils. Green tea contains multiple antioxidants including flavonoids, catechins, and EGCG which has been shown to have powerful antioxidant properties.  Even chocolate and wine (contains resveratrol) have antioxidants and who can argue with that!

We offer a wide range of antioxidant supplements and formulas, choose the one that is right for you.  Antioxidants offer a range of health benefits including anti-aging, immune boosting properties, normal cardiovascular and skin function support, as well as cognitive, vision, memory, and mood support. 

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.