What are antioxidants and antioxidant
Substances that protect and repair cells from free
radicals damage are called antioxidants. This damage is a byproduct of normal body metabolism, but can also be
caused by cells' exposure to various chemicals, air pollution, excessive sun exposure, radiation and smoking.
This oxidative process can lead to the cells dysfunction, which
can then cause serious problems like heart disease and diabetes.
The oxidative process is cased by reactive molecules of oxygen and nitrogen, which are generated
by the body's metabolism and cells' exposure to various elements. These reactive molecules cause damage
to cellular lipids, proteins and DNA. See more information about this on Free
Radicals in Human Body page.
Antioxidants are valuable because they prevent
this oxidative process by neutralizing free radicals and then removing them from the body. This results in
improved immunity and reduced risk of infections.
Antioxidants are usually different vitamins we
obtain from food, especially vitamin A, C and E. Antioxidant substances are also found in phytochemicals, such as
lutein, lycopene and quercetin.
Most of the vitamins and phytochemicals are
obtained from fruit and vegetables, but also from nuts and grains, and some from meats, like fish and
Go to our Antioxidants page, where you can view all currently available antioxidant supplements that
can be bought online at Aip-health store.
You can also download this one-page jpg table that
lists various sources and benefits of antioxidants.
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Age Pigment - Also
known as age spots, it comes from "wear and tear" with age.
DMAE - Compound used in health
supplements to enhance vigilance and alertness.
Free Radicals - How
they arise and what damage they cause to the human body.
Nootropics - Known as smart drugs or cognitive enhancers, assist information
PCPA - Found in
Centrophenoxine, PCPA is used for depletion of serotonin.