Antioxidants & Healthy Aging

 

Antioxidants provide the body with protection from potentially damaging compounds called free radicals. Free radicals are highly reactive chemicals with unpaired electrons that steal electrons from other molecules, causing a vicious chain reaction that wreaks havoc on the body. Free radicals can damage the body’s tissues and may increase the risk of developing certain diseases.

Free radicals are normal by-products of metabolism, as well as environmental toxins like air pollution, cigarette smoke, radiation, heavy metals and pesticides.

Antioxidants provide preventive care to the body, protecting against the negative health consequences that can result from free radical damage. They scavenge or neutralize free radicals, stopping the free radical chain. Antioxidants can be found in a variety of foods, with higher amounts in plant foods. Many supplements are available on the market to help ensure the body receives an adequate amount of antioxidants daily. Some of these Traditional Antioxidants include:

• Vitamin C

• Natural vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol)

• Beta-Carotene (provitamin)

• Selenium

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Antioxidants & Healthy Aging
Hyaluronic Acid (Item #458)

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is found in highest concentrations in the fluids of the eyes and joints, and in the skin. HA is in the glycosaminoglycan family along with chondroitin and glucosamine, and works by acting as a cushion and lubricant in the joints and other tissues. HA is an important component of articular cartilage, where it is present as a coat around each cell (chondrocyte). When cartilage proteins bind to HA in the presence of a link protein, large, highly negatively charged aggregates form. These aggregates...Full Details

Antioxidants & Healthy Aging
Leucoselect® Grape Seed Extract 50 mg (Item #191)

This product is dynamic and unique to the marketplace, making it a suitable addition for those who already carry grape seed extract products and/or Leucoselect® from a national brand. This formula contains Leucoselect® plus three phytonutrients for promoting a healthy cardiovascular system, as well as healthy skin and capillaries.

Antioxidants & Healthy Aging
Libido Support (Item #470)

The hormonal imbalances from menopause lead most women to experience some form of sexual dysfunction, including lack of desire and arousal. 

Promotion of hormone balance, improved circulation, antioxidants and adaptogens can promote energy levels and libido.

Antioxidants & Healthy Aging
Prostate Support Softgels (Item #154)

One in six men in this country may experience prostate health issues. One out of 2 over age 60 will get BPH, or benign prostatic hypertrophy. These two factors alone signal the need for ways to reduce men's risk factors. Luckily, scientists have identified certain nutrients found in nature, as well as common micronutrients, which may play a role in prostate health. Our formula combines these well-researched ingredients in amounts known to benefit prostate health. Pumpkin seed oil, Saw Palmetto, and Nettle contain natural DHT blockers and phytosterols. DHT is a metabolite of testosterone, which may provoke the enlargement of the prostate.

Antioxidants & Healthy Aging
Pycnogenol® 50 mg (Item #190)

Pycnogenol® is a natural plant product made from the bark of European coastal pine. It contains over 40 water-soluble plant compounds, composed primarily of proanthocyanidins. Proanthocyanidins are an extremely potent subclass of antioxidant flavonoids.