Tags: antioxidant supplements, beta-carotene, environmental pollutants, Food Source, healthy balanced diet, heart disease, Immune System, laboratory animals, natural antioxidants, nutrition supplements, radical damage, selenium, synthetic antioxidants, vitamins CTopic: Antioxidants|
Although the body produces natural antioxidants to neutralize free radical damage, it doesn’t produce enough to handle the free radical bombardment generated by the modern world.
Your body’s natural antioxidant systems were simply not designed to handle rooms full of cigarette smoke, a diet loaded with fat and constant exposure to new and more virulent viruses.
This may change once scientists learn how to alter our genes so that we produce more natural antioxidants. But in the meantime, we do have another option: enhancing our natural antioxidants with synthetic antioxidants—in a word, supplements. Read the rest of this entry »