What is an anti-oxidant?

What is an anti-oxidant?


What is an anti-oxidantThey quench free radicals—they capture and absorb the extra electrons or they give the extra electron needed to stabilize the molecule.  Having plenty of anti-oxidants gives your body time to repair and renew itself over time.

2 ways to get anti-oxidants—Our body produces them—mostly in the liver, but some in each cell—body needs glutathione

Foods we eat—fruits and vegetables with rich color, bright reds, yellows, orange and greens—eat a variety to be sure to get different combinations.  Anti-oxidants are water soluble, fat soluble or both—each body system needs a different combination to protect it.

All Natural Supplement—AIM Proancynol® 2000 combines the proven ability of seven antioxidant compounds– green tea extract, rosemary extract, grape seed extract, N-acetylcysteine, alpha-lipoic acid, lycopene, and selenium – to provide you the best antioxidant supplementation available. These components not only work individually but also synergistically in antioxidant cycling (see nest paragraph), the term that describes how antioxidants work together for an enhanced, combined effect.

In antioxidant cycling, antioxidants work together for an enhanced, combined effect. When the antioxidant vitamin E disables free radicals, it becomes a minor free radical. Both vitamin C and alpha-lipoic acid convert the radical form of vitamin E back to its antioxidant-self. However, when vitamin C recycles vitamin E, it changes to a free radical. Alpha-lipoic acid and glutathione can both “recycle” vitamin C back into a potent antioxidant. Glutathione not only recycles vitamin C, but is the cells’ primary antioxidant. Maintaining high levels of glutathione is critical for life – low glutathione levels are a marker for death at an early age. Glutathione diminishes as we age and cannot be boosted significantly through supplements. N-acetylcysteine manufactures glutathione, and alpha-lipoic acid regenerates glutathione, ensuring that the body has an adequate supply. Selenium is part of the enzyme glutathione peroxidase, which recycles glutathione. OPCs also play a role in cycling as they sacrifice themselves in order to neutralize harmful free radicals. In doing so, they make it possible for vitamins C and E and selenium to do less “antioxidant” work, allowing these nutrients to perform their other functions in the body.

You can see how the ingredients found in AIM Proancynol® 2000 work together to provide optimum free radical protection.  Reference AIM Proancynol 2000 data sheet 2005

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