Like it or not, it is inevitable that we all age. Normal processes of oxidation cause the creation of free radicals that attack and deteriorate cells in the body, resulting in the body aging. Antioxidants are the vitamins, enzymes and minerals found in natural foods that destroy these harmful free radicals, therefore supporting healthy aging.
Research now confirms a balanced diet rich in whole grain cereals, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables provides essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients. It also supports cardiovascular health, normal memory function and helps the body maintain a normal inflammatory response.
Alpha lipoic acid (ALA), known as the universal antioxidant, is present in almost all tissues of the body. It plays an important role in generating energy from food and oxygen in mitochondria (the power plants of cells). Acetyl L-carnitine (ALC) is similar in form to the amino acid L-carnitine. ALC assists in the transport of fat through the cell membrane and into the mitochondria of the cell, where fats are oxidized to produce the cellular energy ATP. ALC also supports a healthy nervous system and helps maintain memory.
Taking a daily supplement that contains these valuable antioxidants may help support overall health and a healthy aging process.