What are Antioxidants?
Antioxidants are chemicals that prevent oxidation, a chemical reaction. Antioxidants are typically vitamins and minerals which are found in an abundance of fresh foods. This includes citrus fruits, strawberries, blackberries, tomatoes, peppers, almonds, peanuts, spinach, broccoli, lentils and pinto beans. The level of antioxidants in a food item varies depending on the season when picked, and the food types itself.
Antioxidants target free radicals, molecules that can react with other molecules (such as DNA) and damage them. Free radicals are damaging because their structure is unstable, meaning that they are highly reactive. Free radicals can be formed internally during metabolism, as well as externally through sunlight or smoking. Although free radicals can be damaging, they also play an important role in physiology as our immune cells require free radicals to kill any bad bacteria that try to infect us.
Our Antioxidant Boost tablets
Our Antioxidant tablets contain four of the most potent Antioxidants; Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Selenium.
- Beta-carotene- is the antioxidative form of Vitamin A which contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system
- Vitamin C- is one of the most common Antioxidants available, regenerating another Antioxidant, Vitamin E. In addition to its antioxidative properties, Vitamin C is also vital for Iron absorption
- Vitamin E- works with Vitamin C to maintain Antioxidant levels, with its primary function being to protect lipids, DNA and protein from oxidative damage
- Selenium- is a mineral that aids the maintenance of normal hair and nails, as well as its potent oxidative properties to protect cells from oxidation
Each Antioxidant Boost tablet comes in an easy-to-swallow 8mm diameter, packed with the four primary antioxidants used to protect DNA, lipids and protein from oxidation.
Please note- we recommend that both the 500 and 1,000 product options are more suitable for use by more than one person. This is to ensure that you are receiving full use of the product before its expiry date. For one person's use, we recommend the 120 or 240 tablet options.