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What are antioxidants?

What are antioxidants?

 Antioxidants are molecules that boost the immune system by protecting us from free radicals.

  The same chemical reactions that surround us every day also take place inside our bodies. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that creates rust, turns apple brown, and causes cellular stress and death in our bodies. It is caused by free radicals, which are unstable molecules that bind to surrounding molecules to achieve stability. Apples turn brown when exposed to air because their cells are oxidizing and dying. This same basic process takes place in our bodies.

Inside the human body, free radicals stabilize themselves by attaching to healthy cells. This reaction is normal, but when it occurs excessively it is called “oxidative stress” and kills healthy cells. Oxidative stress contributes to aging and many common diseases like diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer’s. Antioxidants protect our bodies by attracting free radicals and providing them a place to react without damaging our cells.

 

Vitamin C is one of the world’s most popular vitamins for good reason. It is a powerful antioxidant and is essential to many functions in the body. It is important to supplement Vitamin C on a daily basis because the body cannot create or store it.

Ubiquinol is one of the antioxidant compounds that our bodies can naturally synthesize from other nutrients, but age and health complications greatly lessen this output.

Vitamin E protects cell membranes and DNA proteins from free-radicals.

 Quercetin is a common flavonoid in fruits and veggies that protects cell from free radicals as well as providing anti-inflammatory effect to the body’s tissues.

Resveratrol has been shown to protect heart function and combat signs of “aging.”

Our Super Antioxidant Formula packs in awesome compounds like these for full-body support!

 

 

 

Sinisa Rasberger
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