Antioxidants are the warriors that defend against free radicals

One doctor described them like a dog in heat. Free radicals; hurtling through our body bombarding our cells and DNA.

When free radicals are on the rampage, the pillage and plunder do not make a pretty sight. They take building blocks from normal cells and cause those cells to break down, wounding cell membranes and damaging DNA codes within the cell's nucleus.

At best the cell dies. At worst it becomes cancerous. 

Free radical damage has been shown to be largely responsible for heart disease, stroke, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, cataracts, and Parkinson's disease.

Free radicals can also damage the immune system, reduce resistance to infection and colds and cause the skin to lose its elasticity and wrinkle.

Differences in life spans are largely a result of how our body defends against free radicals.

Antioxidants are the warriors that defend against free radicals.

The benefits of antioxidant vitamins C, E and Beta-Carotene have been widely publicized. Many people however, are not aware of the many additional antioxidants, such as selenium, Zeaxanthin, Lutein, Lycopene, zinc and Alpha Carotene. 

Researchers believe that Alpha Carotene may be 10 times more powerful than Beta Carotene in protecting the body from skin, eye, liver and lung damage. 

Based on extensive data it appears that by combining several antioxidants together a synergy is created that makes the sum greater than its parts. In other words 1+1=3. 

How do we get the antioxidant protection we need for optimum health? Most antioxidants have been removed from food by processing techniques that focus more on shelf life than human life. Eating fresh fruits and vegetables is important, but getting the combination and quantity necessary for optimum health is a daunting if not impossible task.

The evidence is overwhelming that nutrient supplementation is necessary to get the amounts necessary for optimum health and prevention of disease.

Are you receiving the levels of antioxidant nutrients that you need?

If you are interested in thriving—not just surviving—then a high quality, broad based, all natural antioxidant formula is a must. There are several excellent formulas on the market and literally hundreds of poor ones. Following are some companies you can trust:

Dr. Stephen Sinatra's Daily Nutrient Program

Forward Plus - Dr. Julian Whitaker

Dr. David Williams Daily Advantage Formula