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Nutrient - Antioxidant complex

By Nutri People

  • Antioxidant complex provides water and fat-soluble antioxidant nutrients together with the minerals that support key antioxidant enzymes. 
  • Free radicals can contribute to increased oxidative burden and damage membrane lipids. The production of free radicals also consumes antioxidants. Antioxidants work by disarming free radicals.
  • Glutathione is an antioxidant produced only in the body, and is a precursor to the key antioxidant enzyme glutathione peroxidise. N-acetylcysteine is an endogenous antioxidant and precursor to intracellular glutathione, and vitamin B2 helps in the regeneration of glutathione.
  • Selenium-dependent glutathione peroxidase is an enzyme that catalyses the reduction of endogenously formed hydroxy-peroxides by glutathione, helping to protect against its damaging effects.
  • Alpha-lipoic acid acts as a water and fat-soluble antioxidant and so provides antioxidant protection to all parts of the cell. Alpha-lipoic acid within the cell is converted to the more potent antioxidant dihydrolipoic acid.
  • Alpha-lipoic acid also stimulates production of glutathione.
  • Vitamin C is a major antioxidant in the blood and works together with vitamin E. Vitamin C can also be recycled by glutathione.
  • Carotenoids and vitamin E are fat-soluble antioxidants.
  • Bilberry is high in potent antioxidant substances called flavonoids. 
  • COQ10, also known as ubiquinone, apart from being important in the production of cellular energy, also functions as a fat-soluble antioxidant.
  • Superoxide dismutase is an antioxidant enzyme that inactivates free radicals known as the ‘super oxide radical’. Mitochondrial superoxide dismutase requires the mineral manganese as an essential cofactor and cytoplasmic superoxide dismutase requires both copper and zinc. 

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