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What are Antioxidants and Why do we Need Them?
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Antioxidants consist of a group of nutrients (minerals, vitamins and enzymes)which provide assistance to the body against formation of harmful free radicals.
What are Free Radicals?
Free radicals are atoms or groups of atoms that can damage your cells and impair your immune system.
Free radical damage can lead to infections and degenerative diseases, such as heart disease and cancer. Scientists believe free radical damage to be the basis for the aging process as well. 1
How do Free Radicals Get to us?
Exposure to free radicals can happen through cigarette smoke, pesticides, alcohol, fried foods, overexposure to the sun’s rays, radiation, toxic chemicals in our environment, and even the metabolic process of breaking down stored fat molecules.
The body can naturally help keep free radicals in check through free radical scavengers brought on by antioxidants.
However, it is difficult for the body to get enough antioxidants from the foods we eat to neutralize the constant exposure to the many free radicals being generated in our polluted environment and lifestyles.
What can we do to fight free radical damage?
Amino acids such as l-gluthathione and dl-phenylalanine help with assimilation and absorption of all the other ingredients. Also included are homeopathic ingredients known to help with immunity and free radical damage on a sub-cellular level.
According to recent studies, antioxidant vitamins in produce and other foods may actually represent a modern-day “fountain of youth.” Evidence suggests that vitamins C, E, and beta carotene, a precursor to vitamin A, may reduce the risk of some forms of cancer, heart disease, strokes, cataracts, as well as slow the aging process. Start today by taking Växa’s Anti-Oxin+.
Source: ¹ Prescription for Nutritional Healing.