Antioxidants

Antioxidants are vital to good health. In our current circumstances we canít afford to hope our diets are providing adequate amounts, especially in our increasingly toxic environments. Using good quality supplements is one option.

Below are some effective supplements.

Vitamin C

Essential for the cell walls of the arteries to resist the attachment of LDL cholesterol. A water soluble molecule that travels around in the blood plasma, becoming the first line of defence. Recharges other antioxidants

Vitamin E

Fat soluble. Prevents the oxidisation of lipids (fats). Forms a protective shield around LDL cholesterol, preventing free radical attack on LDL. Essential for the cell walls of the arteries to resist the attachment of LDL cholesterol.

Beta-Carotene (converted to Vitamin A in the liver.)

Sits in the wall of the blood vessel preventing the uptake of oxidised LDL cholesterol, thereby preventing the formation of fatty plaque. Breaking free radical chain reactions. Scavenging and neutralizing free radicals

OPC (Pycnogenols) Grape Seed, Pine Bark

Highly water soluble. Unique ability to cross the blood-brain barrier and protect the brain and spinal nerves. 50 times more potent than vitamin E and 20 times more potent that vitamin C. Restores the effectiveness of Vitamin C. Strengthens and repairs connective tissue including the cardiovascular system, supports the immune system and slows aging.

Curcumin

Prevents the formation of cancer cells and mutagens. Neutralises existing free radicals. Stops precancerous changes within the DNA. Also blocks toxic compounds from reaching or reacting with body tissues.

Co-enzyme Q10

Plays a crucial role in the generation of cellular energy. It has anti-aging effects and is beneficial to the cardiovascular system. Protects the body from free radicals

Selenium

Functions in partnership with vitamin E to protect tissues and cell membranes. It increases antioxidant enzyme levels in cells.