Antioxidants -Body Support

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What areAntioxidants?

Antioxidants arenatural compounds that are found throughout nature that neutralizefree radicals. Free radicals are byproducts of cellular activity thatcan damage other cells or cause undue stress to the body. Antioxidantsseek out free radicals and neutralize them before they can exert theirharmful effects on the body. I-Supplements only provides top quality articles and supplements.

Why should I useAntioxidants?

Science hasdemonstrated that athletes or persons engaging in prolonged or intenseexercise, need higher levels of Antioxidants than sedentary people.After intense exercise, free radical production is high, and a goodAntioxidant formula can improve athletic performance, assist inrecovery from intense exercise and support optimal immune function.Free radicals are blamed for everything from damaged skin and cancer,to aging. A potent Antioxidant formula is a must for everyone,especially athletes.

What research hasbeen done on Antioxidants?

As with othersupplements, Antioxidants have plenty of research proving theirbenefits. Antioxidants such as vitamins C, E and Beta-Carotene havebeen shown to neutralize free radicals that can cause damage at thecellular level. Vitamin C is probably the best known and the mostscientifically supported of these antioxidants. Research on Vitamin Ehas shown that supplementing with this antioxidant can help reducewhite-blood-cell DNA damage typically seen following intense exercise.Also, newcomers to the antioxidant scene, such as Selenium,Glutathione and others, have been shown to posses powerful antioxidantproperties. With Antioxidants, as with Multiple Vitamins, it's not aquestion of whether they work, but rather a question of are you takingthem?

What doses ofAntioxidants should be taken?

The USDA hasestablished certain guidelines for safe and effective supplementationfor several micronutrients. However, as stated before, because of theintense stress and fatigue that often go hand-in-hand with athletes ofall kinds, higher dosages may be required to maintain optimal levelsof all trace minerals and micronutrients. Antioxidants are noexception. font>

What side effectsare caused by Antioxidants?

As of yet, there havebeen no reported or known side effects from taking Antioxidantformulas. Thus no adverse side effects should be encountered. However,those that are allergic to certain ingredients should carefully readall labels before taking any Antioxidant supplement. font>

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