We come across the words antioxidants and free radicals almost daily but do we really know what they are and how they affect us? We are exposed to many sources of oxidative stress from free radicals through ultraviolet light, viruses and diseases that affect the heart, eyes, memory and mood. Antioxidants are essential for maintaining good health in today’s polluted world.
Antioxidants are a select group of vitamins, minerals and enzymes that help protect the body’s cells from free radical damage. The oxygen we breathe helps us metabolize fats, proteins and carbohydrates for energy but it becomes a highly reactive atom when it enters our bodies. It’s also full of pollutants and toxins like cigarette smoke.
Oxygen and its volatile compounds cause a process called oxidation and prompt molecules to lose electrons, turning them into free radicals. These free radicals go on to rob electrons from other molecules, creating more free radicals as they go. Your cells and DNA become damaged, leaving you at risk for various degenerative diseases and premature aging. Antioxidants like those contained in CanPrev’s Antioxidant Network™ help to fight against free radicals.
Antioxidant Network™ is a synergistic combination of antioxidants that provide ongoing protection against free radical damage, keeping oxidative stress at bay. They become “electron donors” to unstable free radicals, making them complete cells again.
Antioxidant Network™ contains N-Acetylcysteine, a precursor to the formation of Glutathione, a powerful antioxidant recycler. It also contains mixed tocopherols, a family of vitamin E compounds that act as fat-soluble antioxidants, along with Coenzyme Q10, DL-Alpha lipoic acid, green tea and zinc to provide a quick response to the first signs of free radical activity, protecting your cells from oxidative damage.