Supplementation with antioxidants such as vitamins C and E has been growing rapidly in the past few years as research on harmful free radicals intensifies. Free radicals are atoms, ions, or molecules with one or more unpaired electrons which bind to and destroy cellular compounds. Dietary antioxidants disarm free radicals through a number of different mechanisms. Foremost, they bind to the free electrons, ¢â‚¬“pairing up¢â‚¬ï† with them, creating an innocuous cellular compound that the body can eliminate as waste. The antioxidants in this formula also support and enhance the body¢â‚¬â„¢s natural defense mechanisms against free radicals: the enzymes superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase. Recent research points to the fact that a synergistic combination of antioxidants is more effective than the total effect of each antioxidant taken alone.
AntiOxidant Formula offers a synergistic, broad spectrum of antioxidants designed to protect against free radical damage in every cell of the body.
Ingredients per capsule:
n-acetyl-l-cysteine (NAC) (free-form) 100 mg.
Silybum marianum (milk thistle) extract
(standardized to contain 80% silymarin) 100 mg.
Vitamin C (as ascorbyl palmitate) 100 mg.
Mixed carotenoids (BetateneÃ‚Â®) 10,000 i.u. providing:
beta carotene 5,712 mcg
alpha carotene 180 mcg
zeaxanthin 36 mcg
cryptoxanthin 44 mcg
lutein 28 mcg
d-alpha tocopherol succinate (natural vitamin E) 100 i.u.
Selenium (selenomethionine) 100 mcg.
Riboflavin (B2) 25 mg.
Zinc (picolinate) 5 mg.
Other ingredients: vegetable capsule
As a dietary supplement, take 2-4 capsules daily, in divided doses, with meals.