The Free Radical Threat
During the normal metabolism of cells, oxidation reactions produce harmful byproducts known as free radicals. These highly reactive molecules react with DNA, protein and other cellular components, causing a great deal of damage. In the process, they produce more free radicals in a chain reaction. Antioxidants are compounds that are able to quench free radicals and stop them from causing cellular damage. However, most antioxidants become mild free radicals themselves in this process, which, in the long term can cause harm if not dealt with.
An Antioxidant Tag Team
The body contains 5 antioxidants that are able to recycle other antioxidants, keeping them in their active states. These include R+ lipoic acid, the vitamin E complex, vitamin C, glutathione (for which Nacetylcysteine is a precursor) and coenzyme Q10. These 5 work together to enhance and extend each other‚„s antioxidant capacities. Other compounds act as antioxidant boosters, including bioflavonoids such as carnosic acid from rosemary, and selenium.
AOR‚„s Antioxidant Synergy contains the five antioxidant powerhouses to keep cells working optimally, along with the boosters to help their actions have the most impact.