The Fight Against Free Radicals: Antioxidants

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

The importance of antioxidants when it comes to fighting deadly free radicals cannot be stressed enough.

Free radicals react with chemicals in your body, causing oxidative stress and interfering with your cells’ ability to function normally. They are believed to play a role in more than 60 different health concerns. Free radicals become more of a concern as we inevitably age, so it is important to address them early before they take their toll.

Some of the more well-known antioxidants are vitamin C, vitamin E, lycopene, lutein, CoQ10 and extracts of green tea and grape seed. Stand-alone formulations are always available, but a combination of these nutrients helps promote total body protection. You should also pay attention to another group of antioxidants known as carotenoids. They’re found in leafy greens and richly colored fruits and vegetables (Those in the red, orange and yellow categories).