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Antioxidant Complex Advanced Veg Caps (60 Count)

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  • Heart Health – Cardiovascular Support
  • Healthy Aging
  • Hair – Skin – Nails
  • Beauty Health
  • Eye Health and Visual Support
  • Energy Support
  • Immune Support
  • Liver Support
  • Weight Management
  • Quick Notes:

    • Advanced Antioxidant Complex is jam packed with broad spectrum antioxidants.
    • Includes Green Tea Extract, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Grape Seed Extract, Turmeric,

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    Quick Notes:

    • Advanced Antioxidant Complex is jam packed with a broad spectrum of antioxidants.
    • Includes Green Tea Extract, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Grape Seed Extract, Turmeric, Quercetin, Lutein, and Vitamin C!
    • Contains specialty antioxidants Activin® grapeseed extract, green tea extract and LuteMax® lutein for skin protection.
    • Protects against damage from free radicals.
    • Contains high amount of alpha lipoic acid (200 mg per serving)
    • Promotes healthy skin, cardiovascular, immune, and cellular health.
    • Quercetin offers antioxidant protection, supports the inflammation response
    • Vegan / Vegetarian!
    • Convenient, easy-to-swallow capsules!

    Overview:

    Advanced Antioxidant Complex is a robust formula comprised of powerful cell protectors known as antioxidants. Antioxidant complex contains several botanical sourced flavonoids with potent antioxidant properties including: Green Tea Extract, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Grape Seed Extract, Turmeric, Quercetin, Lutein, and Vitamin C. It is important to take antioxidants in combination because they work synergistically and are more beneficial together than when taken alone. Antioxidants are a group of nutrients that can reduce the risk of numerous disorders that may be caused by free radical damage. Free radicals are unstable molecules which can cause damage to cell structures including DNA, enzymes, lipids, and proteins. We are exposed to free radicals daily from toxins and pollutants. Free radicals are also produced by natural body processes such as digestion and oxygen metabolism. Cells neutralize these free radicals through antioxidant compounds. Free radical damage may induce several chronic diseases. Some of these free radical induced chronic diseases include cancer, heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, cataracts, macular degeneration, arthritis, asthma, hypertension, atherosclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease. Free radicals are also responsible for premature ageing. There is growing evidence that persons that supplement with antioxidants are more vigorous and less prone to disease. The following list provides a concise summary of some of the ingredients included in our Antioxidant Complex. For more detailed information, please refer to individual product sheets where available.

    Vitamin C:

    Vitamin C has many health benefits, but it is primarily recognized for supporting immune function, and as a powerful antioxidant and cell protector. It is the most powerful water soluble antioxidant, playing an essential role in protecting the body from oxidative damage caused by free radicals. It helps to neutralize the potentially harmful reactions in the blood and the fluids surrounding the cells. Vitamin C may also protect other antioxidants, such as Vitamin E.

    Alpha Lipoic Acid:

    Alpha Lipoic Acid increases glutathione levels and is itself a scavenger of free radicals everywhere in the body. In addition, it recycles other antioxidants, specifically Vitamin C and Vitamin E, enhancing their potency. It has the unique ability to be active in both water and fat compartments in the body; most antioxidants are active in either one or the other. Thus, Alpha Lipoic Acid is sometimes referred to as a “universal antioxidant” and is more effective in neutralizing free radicals than the majority of its counterparts.

    Green Tea:

    Green tea contains several compounds that have antioxidant properties. The active constituents are the polyphenols called catechins and tannins. The catechin epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) may be a much more potent antioxidant than Vitamin C and E.

    Quercetin:

    Quercetin is a potent bioflavonoid that has many health benefits. As an antioxidant, it may support cardiovascular health. Research shows promise that Quercetin protects LDL cholesterol from oxidizing in the arteries and it may guard cellular DNA from free-radical damage.

    Turmeric:

    Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is an herb that has been used in Ayurvedic Medicine for many years. It is a member of the ginger family. Turmeric possesses antioxidant compounds known as curcuminoids, of which curcumin has been found to be most potent. These compounds help prevent the buildup of excess free radicals. They also neutralize existing free radicals by scavenging them. It also has been shown to support healthy liver function and digestion.

    Grape Seed Extract:

    Grape Seed Extract comes from the tiny seeds of the red grape. It is rich in flavonoids, which are plant substances that help protect cells from free radical damage. Grape Seed Extract contains procyandolic oligomers (PCOs), also known as proanthocyanidins. Grape Seed Extract is thought to exert a powerful, positive influence on blood vessels. Consequently, PCOs are a key ingredient in pharmaceuticals used in Western Europe for vascular disorders. Grape Seed Extract is both water and fat soluble and may therefore penetrate all types of cell membranes delivering powerful antioxidant protection. It is also one of the few antioxidants that can cross the blood brain barrier, potentially helping to protect brain cells from free radical damage.

    Lutein:

    Lutein is a naturally occurring carotenoid found primarily in fruits and vegetables. When ingested by humans, it concentrates in a section of the eye called the macula, which is a small area in the center of the retina. Researchers have discovered that Lutein protects the macula by filtering out potentially damaging forms of light. Lutein has been called our “natural sun glasses” due to its ability to protect the eyes against radiation damage by acting as an optic filter and an antioxidant. Moreover, various studies have shown that a direct relationship exists between Lutein intake and pigmentation in the eye; research indicates an increase in macula pigmentation decreases the risk for eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration. Corn, egg yolks, spinach, kale, romaine lettuce, peas, leeks and collard greens all contain high concentrations of Lutein.

    Ingredients

    Alpha Lipoic Acid

    Curcumin

    Grape Seed

    Grape Skin (Vitus vinifera)

    Green Tea Extract

    Lutein

    N-Acetyl L-Cysteine

    Quercetin

    Turmeric

    Vitamin C

    Suggested Use: Take 2 capsules daily with meals.

    Storage: Keep in a cool, dry place.

    Allergy Warnings:

    This product is contraindicated for individuals with hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

    Interactions:

    Everyone has unique body chemistry. All patients should be aware of potential drug and supplement interaction. You are encouraged to consult with your primary health care professional before taking any supplement product.

    • This product contains multiple ingredients. Please refer to the individual vitamin or mineral product page for interaction information. Always consult with your primary care professional before taking any supplement product.

    Pregnancy Warning:

    If you are pregnant, nursing, have any health condition, or are taking any medications please consult with your health care practitioner before using this product.

    Keep out of reach of children.

    Disclaimer:

    • The following scientific literature references, articles, and statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
    • This product is not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease.
    • Information about this product is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment.
    THANKS!
    Please refer to individual ingredients for article references.

    FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions - Antioxidants & Health Aging

    • What are free radicals and antioxidants?

      Antioxidants provide the body with protection from potentially damaging compounds called free radicals. Free radicals are highly reactive chemicals with unpaired electrons that steal electrons from other molecules, causing a vicious chain reaction that wreaks havoc on the body. Free radicals can damage the body’s tissues and may increase the risk of negative health issues. 

      Free radicals are normal by-products of metabolism, normal physiological processes, as well as environmental toxins like air pollution, ozone, chemicals, drugs, cigarette smoke, radiation, heavy metals, pesticides, and especially in defense against microbes and other foreign substances. 

      Antioxidants provide preventive care to the body, protecting against the negative health consequences that can result from free radical damage. They scavenge or neutralize free radicals, stopping the free radical chain. Antioxidants can be found in a variety of foods, with higher amounts in plant foods. Many supplements are available on the market to help ensure the body receives an adequate amount of antioxidants daily. 

      Some of these traditional antioxidants include:

      • Natural vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol)

      • Vitamin C

      • Beta-Carotene (provitamin)

      • Selenium

      Antioxidants that are available through the diet are considered exogenous antioxidants and include: amino acids [N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC), taurine and L-glutathione (tripeptide)], vitamins C and E, carotenoids (beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein and zeaxanthin), and minerals (selenium and zinc).  Antioxidants produced in the body are considered endogenous antioxidants and include: ubiquinone/ubiquinol (CoQ10), alpha lipoic acid, the master cellular defense enzyme, superoxide dismutase (SOD), and many more.

      However, many factors have been found to compromise the levels of endogenous antioxidants in the body making supplementation essential (for example: normal aging process, certain medications and oxidative stress).

    • What does neutralizing "free radicals" in the body mean?

      Free radicals are highly reactive compounds produced spontaneously in the body or because of exposure to certain pollutants. They can be dangerous, since they cause damage to body cells and tissues, including genetic material. Recent studies indicate that vitamins C, E, beta-carotene, and several other products characterized as antioxidants protect against free radical damage hence the term neutralizing free radicals. 

    • How much caffeine is in Advanced Antioxidant Complex?

      There is less than 1.5 mg caffeine per vegetarian capsule. Comparatively, one cup of tea provides about 50 mg of caffeine per cup.

    • Is the Alpha-Lipoic Acid in the “R” form?

      The Alpha-Lipoic Acid is 50% R form and 50% S form.

    • What is the source of Alpha-Lipoic Acid?

      The Alpha-Lipoic Acid is synthetically made, but nature identical. 

    • Why don’t you use the pure R form of Alpha- Lipoic Acid (ALA)?

      Some ALA products are in the “R” form (natural) and some are in the “S” form. The S form is an isomer, or mirror image. Our Alpha-Lipoic Acids are an equal mix (racemic mix) of both R and S. Some references claim that the R is more potent; however studies done using ALA showing benefit to blood sugar, etc. use the racemic mix. According to the PDR for Nutritional Supplements, 2001, “the natural R-enantiomer is more readily absorbed than the L-enantiomer and is the more active form...some studies showing significant antioxidant effects have used doses of the racemic mixture of 600 mg daily.” At this time, there isn’t a significant volume of human studies using the pure R form against the S form (although a few animal and in vitro ones exist) to make valuable conclusions for human dosage.

    • Alpha lipoic acid, are there two kinds?

      Alpha lipoic acid or thioctic acid is a natural antioxidant that has gained substantial attention from the scientific community for its involvement in energy production (formation of adenosine triphosphate – ATP) from the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Like most compounds in the body, lipoic acid has an asymmetrical carbon atom, which produces a mirror image and exists in nature as two forms (enantiomers). The forms are designated as either R or S depending on their structural relationship to a right- or left-handed reference point. While both forms are found in biological systems, lipoic acid is represented as the R-form when active. Alpha Lipoic Acid is a 50/50 mixture of both the R- and S- forms of the molecule.  Our formula provides Alpha Lipoic Acid is 50% R form and 50% S form.

    • What is Coenzyme Q10 (also called ubiquinone or ubiquinol) and how does it function in the body?

      CoQ10 is synthesized in every cell of the body. It is naturally present in small amounts in foods, but is particularly high in organ meats such as heart, liver and kidney and levels decline with age.

      To consume just 30 mg of CoQ10, you would have to eat one of the following:

      • 1 pound sardines

      • 2 pounds of beef

      • 2.5 pounds of peanuts 

    • What is the source of CoQ10?

      It is a fermentation product from yeast. This process ferments glucose and inorganic acid on bacteria.

    • What gives CoQ10 products their orange color?

      That is the natural color of CoQ10. No food coloring or other ingredients are added.

    • How and when should I take CoQ10?

      CoQ10 works better if taken with fats and oils. All forms of CoQ10 will work better if taken with a meal containing fats, or with healthy supplements providing fat, such as fish oil, flax oil, coconut oil, etc.

    • How can you determine how much CoQ10 to take?

      CoQ10 levels are concentrated in certain tissues such as the heart and muscles that use it, so you would have to do a biopsy of that tissue (not a good idea) to determine CoQ10 levels in the body. Scientific studies use certain doses in human subjects to determine effectiveness for a given condition. This is the best way to ascertain how much to take — once approved by your healthcare practitioner, of course.

    • Are there any interactions with CoQ10 and Coumadin (warfarin)?

      According to the PDR (Physician’s Desk Reference) for Nutritional Supplements, 2001, there is one report of CoQ10 decreasing the effectiveness of warfarin (Coumadin).

    • What is the difference between ubiquinol vs. ubiquinone?

      Our CoQ10 products are in the ubiquinone form. Ubiquinol is a form also found in the body — a stabilized form was launched in 2006 by a Japanese company for use in dietary supplements. A few studies show enhanced absorption with ubiquinol in the first 24 hours, but after more than one day the plasma levels achieved are identical between the two forms. 

      Ubiquinone (CoQ10) has significant antioxidant activity in the membrane portion of the mitochondria in the cell. Ubiquinone is reduced to ubiquinol (active form) as a normal process in the mitochondria to fight against the free radicals. Ubiquinone is effective in antioxidant capability and has over 30 years of research in various disease states.

    • How much caffeine does Leucoselect® Grape Seed Extract contain per tablet?

      Each tablet contains only approximately 1.5 mg of caffeine. By comparison, a single cup of coffee contains 120-240 mg.

    • What plant species is used for Leucoselect® Grape Seed Extract?

      The grape seeds come from Chardonnay grapes (Vitis vinifera) grown in France.

    • What are the components in the antioxidant Pycnogenol® and from where are they obtained?

      Pycnogenol® is a potent antioxidant (free radical scavenger) that is extracted from the bark of a specific variety of pine that grows in Southern France. It contains over 40 water soluble antioxidants and is composed primarily of proanthocyanin, a subclass of antioxidants.

       

      As determined by the Porter Method, the most accurate methodology available to specifically quantify proanthocyanidincontent, Pycnogenol® yields:

      • 3% water

      • 15% catechin and epicatechin (monomers)

      • 17% organic acids, organic acid glucosides and glucose esters

      • 65% proanthocyanidins

    • How many glasses of red wine would you have to drink in order to get 150 mg of resveratrol — the amount in your Resveratrol 150 mg?

      To get 150 mg of Resveratrol, you’d have to drink 79-500 (5-oz) glasses of red wine. That’s equivalent to about 15-100 bottles of red wine (assuming there is 25 floz in a bottle of wine). Please drink responsibly! 

    • What is the difference between trans-form versus cis form in Resveratrol 150 mg?

      The trans-form exists in grapes and peanuts. The cis form is created once you heat or irradiate the substance. The structural formula changes to a different arrangement of atoms but it is the same molecular formula.

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