Is a source of mixed carotenoids, beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and cryptoxanthin, which are all powerful antioxidants that neutralize free radicals, stop oxidative damage, maintain cell health, and support the immune system health. Carotenoids are nutrients which are the pigments that give many fruits and vegetables their bright colors. They are "associated with decreased incidence of many important diseases." Carotenoids are believed to act as powerful antioxidants that interfere with the action of cell-destroying free radicals.
Is an essential trace element that is part of an enzyme called glutathione peroxidase, one of the body’s strongest antioxidants. Its metabolic functions are vital for cells, as the mineral is partly responsible for the metabolism and detoxification of oxygen. Researchers are looking into selenium’s abilities to aid in degenerative conditions and in neutralizing the effects of free radicals.
Red Wine & Grape Seed (Vitis Vinifera)
Contain compounds called proanthocyanidins that have potent antioxidant activity. In one experimental study, when lab rats were fed grape seed extract and then subjected to oxidative stress, their blood showed much higher resistance to oxidation than the control rats.
Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis)
Contains high levels of antioxidants that help neutralize free radicals and protect cells from damage. Citrus bioflavonoids aid the absorption of other ingredients and also provide powerful antioxidant benefits.
Is a powerful antioxidant that helps energize metabolism by producing energy in the muscles and directing calories toward energy production, not fat production. It also helps maintain blood sugar levels in the normal range. In one experimental study, old rats were fed alpha-lipoic acid to investigate its ability to affect metabolism. The alpha-lipoic acid positively influenced mitochondrial function, decreased oxidative damage, and increased metabolic rate in the test rats.
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