Different Kinds of Antioxidants

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Vitamin E

Vitamin E is definitely the most significant antioxidant in the fight against free radicals. It prevents damages caused to the heart, blood vessels, brain, skin and hormone system by the free radical oxidizing. The studies proved that the natural Vitamin E is much better for preventing age-related illnesses than its water soluble counterpart and better than synthetic vitamin E. Being an antioxidant Vitamin E is closely associated with such products as selenium, coenzyme Q-10, Vitamin C. It is scientifically proven that taking Vitamin E and Q-10 together raises the Q-10 levels in the cells. To be able to fight aging you should get 100 – 400 mg of Vitamin E daily.


Selenium is one of the rare and most important microelements which required by our organism. Selenium is undoubtedly an antioxidant which is the cause of skin elasticity. Together with|In addition to Vitamin E it doesn’t allow free radicals to destroy the organism’s cells, decreases breast cancer risk, plays an important role in skin cancer prevention and protects the epidermis from aggressive ultraviolet rays. Selenium deficit results in a sharp decrease in performance capabilities, body’s defense mechanisms problems, frequent colds and skin diseases. Selenium can be obtained from seafood, olive oil, olives, legumes, brown rice, garlic and eggs. The research, which tested the effectiveness of the combination of different elements, discovered that the most effective protection for the organism is offered through the combination of Vitamin E, selenium, coenzyme Q-10 and also vitamin C and carotene.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a power antioxidant. It helps increase energy by rational metabolism of amino acids from protein, it participates in collagen creation, prevents heart problems, helps hemoglobin and red blood cells creation within the brain and supports the immunity process. Vitamin C is used during physical exercises and psychological stresses. Human organism cannot produce this Vitamin on its own and must receive it with food or supplements. Continuous vitamin C deficiency provokes fatigue and weakness. Partial vitamin C deficiency contributes to immune system problems. Natural sources of vitamin C are citrus fruits, berries, fruits and green vegetables. To be able to maintain the organism resistibility it is recommended to take 500 – 1000 mg of vitamin daily.


Beta-carotene is really a rather powerful antioxidant. It effectively fights wrinkles and aging of the skin. Plenty of carotene can be gotten from dark orange vegetable and fruits. That’s the reason all scientists recommend eating a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables to avoid aging. The scientists recommend taking 10 – 15 mg of beta-carotene daily to be able to prevent wrinkles and aging.

Group B vitamins

Group B vitamins play an important role in protecting brain, heart as well as the whole organism from premature aging. For women during menopause and hormonal changes, in order to maintain activity, to prevent aging and various pathologies, it is recommended to take a set of Group B vitamins: B1, B2, B5, B6, B12 as well as folic acid (Vitamin Bc). It is necessary that you do not loose time waiting for diseases, premature aging signs and uncomfortable feelings inside your organism. You should start making adjustments your daily life right now by eating more foods containing antioxidants and at the same time take supplements that contain them.

When you decide to sake the above mentioned supplements you have to ready about different kinds of them. For example there is nopal cactus juice, which is mostly a natural product. At the same time it will also be useful to read about Astaxanthin and “What is Astaxanthin?”

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  • Leena Humphrey

    ß-Carotene is a strongly-colored red-orange pigment abundant in plants and fruits. It is an organic compound and chemically is classified as a hydrocarbon and specifically as a terpenoid (isoprenoid), reflecting its derivation from isoprene units. ß-Carotene is biosynthesized from geranylgeranyl pyrophosphate…’-*

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