Why Antioxidants Are Important
An antioxidant is a molecule capable of inhibiting the oxidation of another molecule. Antioxidants break the free radical chain of reactions by sacriﬁcing their own electrons to feed free radicals, without becoming free radicals themselves. Antioxidants are nature's way of defending your cells against attack by reactive oxygen species (ROS) free radicals. Due to free radicals generated by everyday exposure to pollutants in your food, water, and air, your body requires micronutrient antioxidants to help you resist aging. If you don't have adequate antioxidants to help squelch these free radicals, then oxidative stress tends to lead to less-than-optimal health. Your body can manufacture some of these antioxidants, but not others. And your body's natural antioxidant production tends to decline with age.
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Reducing the Effects of Free Radicals
Why More Than One Type of Antioxidant is Optimal
Antioxidants are often misleadingly lumped together in how they protect your cells from free radical assaults... discover why understanding this could be vital to your health.
So what types of antioxidants do you need?
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What Are Free Radicals?
Your body produces free radicals as a result of normal metabollism and energy production.. helps you maintain your blood pressure already within the normal range.
. such as cigarette smoke. give your immune system a boost. For example.Soluble Antioxidant Formula
Not only should you consider complementing your diet with Ubiquinol because it’s a lipid-soluble antioxidant. and lipid-soluble Ubiquinol acts as an antioxidant recycler for vitamins C and E. and enhances your visual acuity and depth perception. resveratrol) are water-soluble antioxidants.* Plus. Free radicals can have a snowballing eﬀect in which molecule after molecule steals from its neighbor.. The interior of your cells and the ﬂuid between them are composed mainly of water.*
Water .Two Distinct Types of Antioxidants
One important categorization of antioxidants is based on whether they are soluble in water (hydrophilic) or in lipids (hydrophobic). and freckles. reduce the signs of normal aging. keeps your heart healthy and helps improve blood vessel elasticity. helps reduce the visible signs of aging. This potent antioxidant is somewhat diﬀerent from the rest. boosts your protection against the spread of abnormal cell activity. supports your joint and skeletal system health. The straight answer is. You need both types to protect your cells. potentially causing damage to your DNA and other cell structures. boosts your brain and nervous system protection from free radicals. helps protect skin from overexposure due to sun-induced free radicals. verify this need with your healthcare professional. Free radicals seek to steal electrons from many of the proteins in your body. and help provide support for your nervous system. It not only helps you neutralize free radicals.. Water-soluble Purple Defense helps repair the interior of cells.Soluble Antioxidant Formula
Potential beneﬁts of lipid-soluble Astaxanthin with ALA. it can cross the blood-brain barrier to help protect your brain and nervous system as well..
Lipid . helps reduce your joint and muscle soreness following a workout. Free radicals can strike the watery cell contents or the fatty cellular membranes. lipid-soluble Astaxanthin helps repair fat/cell membranes. and helps you better control the aging process. it could be essential to start taking Ubiquinol to help replenish your CoQ10 levels. aid in maintaining blood pressure already within the normal range. So. improves your endurance and enables faster recovery from exercise. But your cell membranes are made largely of fat. A free radical is a highly reactive metabolite missing one or more electrons – it has at least one unpaired electron. oil and water don't mix. it also can boost your heart health. These ‘partial molecules’ aggressively look to replace their missing parts by attacking other molecules. Is it any wonder why I’ve spent years reviewing and analyzing these pesky free radicals to ﬁnd out the most natural ways to help reduce their eﬀects?
Astaxanthin with ALA
Lipid . sunlight. increases your strength and stamina. chemicals. each one becoming a new free radical once it's been electronrobbed… leaving a trail of biological carnage. Both Astaxanthin and Ubiquinol contain lipid-soluble antioxidants. and vice versa. cosmic and manmade radiation.Soluble Antioxidant Formula
Purple Defense is formulated with the powerful watersoluble antioxidant resveratrol. Substances that are soluble in water are not soluble in fat..* As always. I have been asked on more than one occasion if it's necessary to take Purple Defense and Ubiquinol if you are already taking Astaxanthin with ALA (and vice-versa). I’ve never seen a natural lipid-soluble antioxidant as powerful as this.YES! The antioxidants found in Purple Defense (anthocyanins. help you produce more energy for your cells. with free radical scavenging strength as much as 65 times greater than vitamin C and 54 times greater than beta-carotene. resveratrol beneﬁts you by how it protects your cells from free radical damage. The fact that antioxidants are so complex and multifactorial has confused people about what antioxidants they should be taking. They are also produced when you exercise. and even 14 times more powerful than vitamin E. polyphenols. This missing electron is largely responsible for the process of biological oxidation. your cells need defenses for BOTH. Free radicals are biological responses to environmental toxins. reduces the existence of wrinkles.* I must admit. As you know. age spots.* If you or someone you know is taking a statin drug. Each type of antioxidant has its own special function in helping repair and protect your cells from free radical damage. dry skin..