antioxidant vitamin

antioxidant vitamin

A general term for any vitamin with antioxidant activity—e.g., beta carotene (provitamin A), ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E).

antioxidant vitamin

Nutrition Any vitamin–eg, beta carotene–provitamin A, ascorbic acid–vitamin C, and alpha-tocopherol–vitamin E with antioxidant activity. See Antioxidant, Antixoxidant therapy.

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Q. What are “antioxidants”? and what do they do? I’ve been hearing about antioxidants for quite some time now, they are supposedly help to keep us younger. What do they do and is it true?

A. When every biological system works- it creates oxidants. These are materials that are very active and they “look for” something to react with. So when you eat (an example) there are a lot of oxidants created. they move around in the colon and they usually react with colon cells, thus destroying them. This also happens while breathing, cell metabolism and a lot of biological processes. Antioxidants counteract these free oxidants and stop their harmful reaction.

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Linus Pauling, who began advocating antioxidant vitamin supplementation more than 20 years ago.
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Propel Mind - Available in black cherry, Propel Mind contains antioxidant vitamin E plus choline, an essential nutrient in the brain.
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A special summer issue of Men's Health magazine recommends including antioxidant Vitamin E.
The antioxidant vitamin E scavenges these free radicals.
It's derived from antioxidant vitamin A and rejuvenates the skin by boosting cell and collagen production.
Although some other studies with lower doses of vitamins have suggested that antioxidant vitamin supplements might not be helpful, the trend toward more deaths found in our study was unexpected," said principal investigator David Waters, who is chief of cardiology at San Francisco General Hospital.
2) Contain the antioxidant vitamin A, which is needed for healthy skin, bones and eyes.