A Comprehensive Antioxidant Formula, in a one a day antioxidant capsule, containing resveratrol, a potent antioxidant & free radical scavenger. Helps to maintain a healthy heart, cardiovascular system & immune system. Contains a scientifically formulated blend of nutrients and herbal extracts beneficial for oxidative stress, detoxification and conditions that require antioxidant support, including milk thistle, grape seed & lycopene, blueberry and dunaliella salina cell, providing natural beta carotene, as well as antioxidant nutrients such as Vitamin A, B2, B3, Vitamin C, E, glutathione, selenium & zinc. 60 Capsules
Updated Formula. Now with Glutathione
Contains Resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, grapes and certain plants, such as Polygonum cuspidatum. Resveratrol is a potent antioxidant and free radical scavenger. It also helps to maintain a healthy heart, cardiovascular system and immune system. This formula also contains 16 other herbs/nutrients that have powerful antioxidant properties and assist in maintaining health and wellbeing.
Adults, take one capsule daily with a meal.
What is a free radical? A free radical is an atom or group of atoms that has at least one unpaired electron. Because another element can easily pick up this free electron and cause a chemical reaction, these free radicals can cause dramatic changes in the body. Because these free radicals are highly volatile, they can cause a lot of damage in the body. One of the dangers of radiation is that it encourages the formation of free radicals. Free radicals are normally present in the body in small numbers. Biochemical processes naturally lead to the formation of free radicals and under normal circumstances the body can keep them in check, however exposing the body to ionising radiation activates the formation of free radicals.
The formation of a large number of free radicals stimulates the formation of more free radicals, leading to greater instability. Damage is incurred due to excessive free radical formation. The presence of a dangerous number of free radicals can alter the way in which the cells code genetic material. Changes in protein structure can occur as a result of errors in protein synthesis.
The body's immune system may then see this altered protein as a foreign substance and try to destroy it. The formation of mutated proteins can eventually damage the immune system and lead to leukaemia and cancer, as well as a host of other diseases. In addition to damaging genetic material, free radicals can destroy the protective layer of fat in the cell membrane.
The formation of free radicals can also lead to retention of fluid in the cells, which is involved in the aging process. Calcium levels in the body may be upset as well. In addition to radiation, the diet can also contribute to the formation of free radicals. When the body obtains nutrients through the diet, it utilises oxygen and uses these nutrients to create energy. In this oxidation process, oxygen molecules containing unpaired electrons are released. These oxygen-free radicals can cause damage to the body if produced in extremely large amounts.
A diet that is high in fat can increase free radical activity. Oxidation occurs more readily in fat molecules than it does in carbohydrate or protein molecules. Cooking fats at high temperatures, particularly frying foods in oil, can produce high numbers of free radicals.
What are antioxidants? There is a group of vitamins, minerals and enzymes called antioxidants that help protect our body from the formation of free radicals. Free radicals are atoms or groups of atoms that can cause damage to our cells, impairing our immune system, leading to infections and various degenerative diseases. There are three known free radicals - the superoxide, the hydroxyl and peroxide. They may be formed by exposure to radiation and toxic chemicals, overexposure to the sun's rays or through the action of various metabolic processes, such as the use of stored fat molecules for energy. The way in which free radicals are normally kept in check is by the action of free radical scavengers that occur naturally in the body. These scavengers neutralise the free radicals. Certain enzymes serve this vital function. This product contains some of the main antioxidants known, in this 1 a day formula.
Ingredients per 1 capsule: Herbal extracts equivalent to dry: Giant knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum) root 22.5 grams, equiv. Resveratrol 112.5mg, Grapeseed (Vitis vinifera) seed 7.25 grams, equiv. procyanidins 57.4 mg, Silybum marianum fruit (milk thistle) 1.25 grams, equiv. flavanoligans calculates as silybin 15mg. Herbal extracts equiv, to fresh: Lycopersicon esculentum (tomato) fruit 2.92 grams, equiv. Lycopene 500 mcg, Vaccinium myrtilloides (blueberry) fruit 100mg, equivalent anthocyanins 250mcg, Dunaliella salina cell 25mg, equiv. carotenodis calculated as betacarotene 1mg. Nutrients: Glutathione 50mg, Retinyl acatate 261 mcg, equiv Vitamin A 870IU, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) 5mg, Nicitonamide (vitamin B3) 20mg, R-S-alpha lipoic acid 20mg, Calcium ascorbate dihydrate 125mg, equiv ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) 104mg, Ascorbyl palmitate 45mg, equiv ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) 19mg, Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) 31. Total Vitamin C 153mg, Tocotrenols complex - palm (Tocomax) 20mg, equivalent alpha-tocopheryl 900mcg, Zinc (citrate) 5mg, Selenium (as selenomethionine) 100mcg.
Keep out of reach of Children. Vitamins should not replace a balanced diet. The recommended daily amount of vitamin A from all sources is 700mcg retinol equivalents for women and 900 mcg retinol equivalents for men. Warning. When taken in excess of 3000mcg retinol equivalents, Vitamin A can cause birth defects. If you are pregnant or considering becoming pregnant, do not take Vitamin A supplements without consulting your doctor or pharmacist.