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Antioxidants
I F YOU ever wondered why an apple turns brown after you cut it or why iron rusts when exposed to the elements, you are questioning the damage and destructive effects of oxidants (free radicals) normally found in the environment. Oxidation causes similar harm to the cells of your body. When you breathe, digest food, exercise or just sleep, your body produces potentially harmful agents called free radicals. The free-radical chain reactions in your body take place countless times each day. To make matters worse, emotional stress, ultraviolet light and toxic substances in air pollution and cigarette smoke also generate free radicals that can put your health at risk. Fortunately, nature offers the means to protect yourself against the hazards of oxidation by-products. You can call on powerful allies known as Antioxidants, that work in opposition to free radicals. Researchers have found that Antioxidants inhibit and control free radicals. To minimise the damaging effects of free radicals, a balance of Antioxidants is required. The most important Antioxidants include: Alpha-Lipoic Acid, Carotenoids such as Beta-carotene, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine), Glutathione, L-Cysteine and components found in certain Botanicals such as Ginkgo biloba, Bilberry, Red Wine (Grape Skins) and Green Tea. The Minerals Zinc and Selenium are crucial components of important antioxidant enzyme systems in the body. While steps should be taken to ensure adequate dietary sources, additional supplementation to provide optimal intake may be desirable.
 
 Sub-Categories
Advanced Antioxidant
Advanced Antioxidant
Alpha Lipoic Acid - ALA
Alpha Lipoic Acid - ALA
Antioxidant Nutrient
Antioxidant Nutrient
Bilberry Ginkgo Eyebright
Bilberry Ginkgo Eyebright
complex
Grape Seed Extract
Grape Seed Extract
Pycnogenol
Pycnogenol
Resveratol
Resveratol
Sulphurous Antioxidant
Sulphurous Antioxidant
Complex
Vision Guard Plus
Vision Guard Plus

Antioxidants boost immunity system also by playing other important roles such as in cellular metabolism, signal transduction, gene activation, and transcription. High-density lip-protein (HDL) cholesterol has inhibitory effect against oxidation of low-density lip-protein, which is implicated with development of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases. High-density lip-protein (HDL) also prevents endothelial cell dysfunction and activation, maintain the integrity of the endothelial cell lining, and reduce the deleterious effect of oxidized low-density lip-protein (LDL) cholesterol and the levels of thrombogenic factors.

 

The most important antioxidants include: carotenoids such as beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, tocotrienol, NAC (n-acetyl-l-cysteine), glutathione, L-cysteine and components found in certain herbs such as, ginkgo biloba, bilberry, red wine (grape skins) and green tea. The minerals, zinc and selenium, are crucial components of important antioxidant enzyme systems in the body. Solgar supplies several different antioxidants supplement products such as Solgar Alpha Lipoic Acid 60 Mg Vegicaps 30 Capsules And Solgar Alpha Lipoic Acid 120 Mg Vegicaps 60 Capsules.