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Antioxidants: Why do we need them?

As we age our bodies tend to produce more free radicals and fewer antioxidants, slowly tipping the scales towards mental and physical decline.

Overwhelming evidence now indicates that antioxidants play a critical role in wellness, health maintenance, and the prevention of chronic and degenerative diseases. Your immune system needs all the friends and weapons it can get to eliminate the free radicals from your body, so supplementing with antioxidants, vitamins and amino acids become critical to meet the heavy demands of today’s lifestyle

"Antioxidants are your body's Protectors against free radical Damage.."

“Antioxidants are your body’s Protectors against free radical Damage..”

Heavy pollutants, smoking, poor diet and physical and mental stress are all major factors that may contribute to an overload of free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that attack healthy cells and set off a chain reaction of destruction in your body that is caled oxidation.

Oxidation is the same process that causes metal to rust and cut apples to go brown. Antioxidants are your body’s protectors against this damage as they neutralise free radicals in your body and protect your cells from damage. However, your body’s own antioxidant production may not be able to cope with the constant free radical attacks on your system, thus an antioxidant supplement may be required.

“Most Australians and New Zealanders only receive
half the recommended daily intake of
Antoxidants naturally through food ..”

Low levels of antioxidants in the blood are linked to high incidence of the many chronic and degenerative diseases. Many studies have found that people who eat a well-balanced diet, including plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, have a lower risk of developing cancer.
However, most New Zealanders and Australians only receive half the recommended daily intake (RDI) of antioxidants naturally through foods and the reality is that if you are consuming the standard New Zealand or Australian diet you will be deficient in Selenium, Zinc, Manganese, to name a few, in addition to many major vitamins, minerals and amino acids.

“It’s essential to supplement with Antioxidants
in order to help keep disease at bay..”

Our deficient soils have been identified as the main reason our daily intake of these vital antioxidants is so low, in fact, about 10 times lower than it should be, and foods sourced from deficient soils are also subjected to toxic sprays, refinement and processing. Therefore it is essential to supplement with antioxidants in order to help keep disease at bay and achieve optimal health.

Whether you are young or old or in between, the best thing you can do for your body and mind is to feed them antioxidants – in doing so you can reap huge rewards in quality of life and longevity.

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