This week I’m going to spotlight our wonderful Ultra antioxidant supplement. First I’ll share a definition of antioxidant and a little explanation of why we need them from Medline Plus: “Antioxidants are substances that may protect your cells against the effects of free radicals. Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food, or by environmental exposures like tobacco smoke and radiation. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases.”
The following are just a few of the incredible ingredients in this liquid antioxidant supplement:
Vitamin A (as retinyl palmitate) – According to the Office of Dietary Supplements, Vitamin A “supports cell growth and differentiation, playing a critical role in the normal formation and maintenance of the heart, lungs, kidneys, and other organs”
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid, citrus bioflavonoids) – “Vitamin C is used most often for preventing and treating the common cold” from WebMD.com
Vitamin E (as d-alpha-tocopherol acetate) – “Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant that stops the production of ROS (reactive oxygen species) formed when fat undergoes oxidation.” – Office of Dietary Supplements
Selenium (as amino acid chelate) – “Selenium is incorporated into proteins to make selenoproteins, which are important antioxidant enzymes. The antioxidant properties of selenoproteins help prevent cellular damage from free radicals. Free radicals are natural by-products of oxygen metabolism that may contribute to the development of chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease.” – Office of Dietary Supplements
Elderberry Sambucus nigra (fruit) Extract – Researcher Erling Thom says, “Elderberry extract could be an “efficient and safe treatment” for flu symptoms in otherwise healthy people and for those with compromised immune systems, such as the elderly,” after conducting a study on the affect of Elderberry extract on flu symptoms.
Acai Berry Extract (Euterpe oleracea mart) – “Acai contains several substances called anthocyanins and flavonoids… Anthocyanins and flavonoids are powerful antioxidants that help defend the body against life’s stressors. They also play a role in the body’s cell protection system. Free radicals are harmful byproducts produced by the body.” – WebMD.com
Coenzyme Q-10 – “Antioxidants fight damaging particles in the body known as free radicals, which damage cell membranes, tamper with DNA, and even cause cell death. Scientists believe free radicals contribute to the aging process, as well as a number of health problems, including heart disease and cancer. Antioxidants, such as CoQ10, can neutralize free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause” – University of Maryland Medical Center
These are just some of the ingredients in this wonderful liquid vitamin supplement. If you think your body needs a little help fighting off free radicals, consider this fantastic product which not only tastes good but also absorbs better than the pills or tablets you may be thinking about.