Xtra Antioxidants: Why take it
Xtra Antioxidants contains many different synergistic
antioxidant nutrients, including the basic vitamins A, C, and E, as well
as potent extracts from certain plants rich in antioxidant compounds, such
as polyphenols and flavonoids. These high quality plant extracts are
greatly concentrated to provide specific nutritients our bodies need.
Depending upon your diet and lifestyle, you may not always have adequate
amounts of the broad spectrum of antioxidants for optimal function of your
body’s antioxidant network. To ensure that you are provided with plenty of
extra support and to maintain your reserves, take Xtra Antioxidants daily.
To further increase your antioxidant intake you should include
Proanthenols in your daily supplemental
regimen. Click her now to order Xtra Antioxidants.
Supplements Vitamins A, C and E Intake
Nearly everyone has heard of antioxidants and the
free radicals that they neutralize. Vitamins A, C, E, and other
antioxidant vitamins are now household words. We tend to think of free
radicals as the “bad guys” and antioxidants as “good guys”. The flame of
our life, however, is oxidation—the controlled burning of fuel to produce
Free radicals are natural by-products of this process, and are
also generated and used by our immune cells in carrying out their ordinary
tasks to help maintain a healthy body.
the “insulation” that allows us to safely handle this “fire”, thus
protecting our cells while the fire “warms our house”. Processes that
increase production of free radicals are collectively referred to as
is determined by the balance between oxidative stress and antioxidant
intake, along with the reserves maintained in your body.
There is a baseline level of oxidative stress simply
from using oxygen to burn fuel for the production of energy, which is
necessary to stay alive and be active. Many factors of modern life,
however, have increased oxidative stress dramatically:
smoking (both active and passive), alcohol, non-prescription and
prescription drugs, environmental pollution, high altitude jet travel, and
exposure to other chemicals.
Cigarette smoke, for example, contains
thousands of different chemicals, and a single puff of cigarette smoke
contains trillions of free radicals. Cigarette smoke literally burns away
antioxidant nutrients. Cigarette tars are long-lived free radical
generators. Click her now to order.
Multiple Antioxidants Provide More Protection
Antioxidant nutrients function most effectively as a
network. They donate electrons to the
highly reactive unstable free radicals in order to “quench” them, making
them chemically stable again, thus terminating their chain reactions.
Molecules without antioxidant properties may perpetuate these chain
reactions that attack cell
membranes and DNA, as well as other cellular structures.
in the process of quenching a free radical by donating its electron(s),
becomes oxidized itself, and must be regenerated into its “reduced” (the
opposite of oxidized) form in order to become a functional antioxidant
Maintaining a broad
spectrum of various types of antioxidant nutrients, rather than larger
amounts of just one single antioxidant, is essential to promoting your
When a single antioxidant nutrient is present in
larger amounts, there is a chance it will function as an oxidant, in the
absence of partners to recycle it back to its antioxidant state. In this
situation, the process of stabilizing a free radical is incomplete and the
antioxidant becomes a free radical itself, by perpetuating, rather than
terminating, the chain reaction.
This principle may explain the
paradoxical effect seen in a study of smokers in Finland who were given
large amounts of synthetic beta carotene to see if it would protect them
from lung cancer; the result was an increase by nearly 20% of lung cancer
cases in the beta carotene supplemented group.
In another example, laboratory research has shown
that vitamin E added to cholesterol in the absence of coq 10 (another
important fat-soluble antioxidant) will actually promote oxidation of the
cholesterol, whereas, if CoQ 10 is also present, the cholesterol is
protected from oxidation. CoQ 10 is contained in every living cell (hence
its scientific name ubiquinone, because of its ubiquitous nature) and is
necessary for human life to exist.
The above examples
illustrate why it is important to supplement with a wide variety of
antioxidant nutrients, rather than just a few.
Because CoQ 10 is quite expensive, it is usually
provided as a single product supplement, combined with a source of fat
(such as vitamin E or lecithin), to enhance its absorption, or formulated
in lower amounts when combined in a multiple antioxidant supplement.
Many cardiologists and researchers believe that
minimizing oxidized cholesterol, in addition to other important
nutritional factors, is
essential to maintaining healthy arteries and promoting already healthy
cholesterol levels. Click her now to order.
Includes Both Water-soluble and Fat-soluble Antioxidants
Because antioxidants function in your body as an
interacting network, it makes sense to eat a well-balanced diet, rich in a
wide variety of fruits and vegetables that contain many different
You should be sure
to include a wide range of antioxidants, some of which work in the
water-soluble areas of the body (like vitamin C) and others that work in
the fat-soluble areas of the body (like vitamins A, E and CoQ 10).
Depending upon your diet and lifestyle, you may not
always maintain adequate levels of the broad spectrum of antioxidants
needed for optimum function of the interacting antioxidant network in your
body. Therefore, to guarantee that your body retains the proper
antioxidant reserves, you may want to take these antioxidants on a daily
basis, reinforcing your diet with nutritional supplements that contain
higher levels of a wide range of antioxidants.
Xtra Antioxidants contains many different potent
antioxidant nutrients and extracts from certain plants known to be
particularly rich in antioxidant compounds, such as polyphenols and
Included in this
formula are high-quality,
concentrated extracts from the following plant sources:
Turmeric (95% curcuminoids)
Milk-thistle seed (80% Silymarin)
Green tea leaves
Additional powerful antioxidant compounds that are
also plant-derived such as hesperidin, quercetin, lycopene, lutein, and
alpha lipoic acid are also included.
Several of these compounds appear to have unique
properties that make them particularly supportive and protective against
oxidative stress in specific
organs, for example: Ginkgo
biloba and alpha-lipoic acid for the brain; lycopene for the prostate;
lutein and bilberry for the eyes; and milk thistle and alpha-lipoic acid
for the liver.
Glutathione, a peptide linkage of three amino acids
(L glutamic acid, L cysteine, and L glycine), is part of the fundamental
antioxidant system present in every cell of virtually all animals.
Lutein promotes healthy immune function. There are
already over 250 scientific articles referring to lutein’s potential in
promoting the growth of healthy cells. Animal studies have shown that
lutein supports the growth of natural white blood cells in mice, among
other health promoting factors.
Lycopene is a natural carotenoid that has potent
antioxidant activities. It is responsible for the bright red color of
tomatoes, red grapefruit, guava, and watermelon, which are the richest
natural sources of this carotenoid.
Lycopene is better absorbed from cooked tomato
products than from raw tomatoes.
Research has also
shown that lycopene supplements actually raise tissue stores of this
carotenoid better than tomato juice.
Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is equally soluble in lipids
(fats and oils) and water, and so can move easily throughout both the
lipid and water compartments of the body, enter the brain easily, and is
especially effective at quenching free radicals within cell membranes.
is well absorbed when taken orally and
regenerates most of the other antioxidants including vitamins C and
E, as well as coenzyme Q10. It is the most effective nutritional
antioxidant in bolstering cellular and tissue levels of glutathione, which
is a master physiological antioxidant that orchestrates the biological
interaction of many other antioxidants. Click her now
Alpha & Beta Carotenes
Naturally this formula would not be complete without
the “standard” antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E, as well as a natural
carotenoid complex, which contains many carotene compounds derived from
colored vegetables, including beta and alpha carotenes; cryptoxanthin, and
zeaxanthin. In addition to their other important nutritional functions,
folic acid (a B vitamin) and selenium (a mineral) serve as critical
Selenium is a trace mineral that activates an
antioxidant enzyme called glutathione peroxidase, which help protect the
body from free radical attack. Selenium also enhances the antioxidant
effect of vitamin E. Additionally it is needed to activate thyroid
hormones. Though many nutrition experts recommend at least 200 mcg daily,
the Daily Value (DV) of selenium is
only 70 mcg.
Many people don’t even get 70 mcg of this critical
nutrient unless their diet includes selenium-containing supplements or
selenium-rich foods, such as yeast, whole grains, seafood, garlic, onion,
Brazil nuts, or broccoli. Even these foods vary widely in their selenium
content depending on the selenium content of the soil in which they were
grown. Brazil nuts are the
richest known source of selenium; one ounce contains approximately 200
mcg. Selenium is also essential for healthy immune function.
Since the discovery that the central human retina
(called the macula) concentrates two particular carotenoids, known as
lutein and zeaxanthin, much research attention has been focused on these
particular members of the carotene family. These carotenoids are found in
highest concentrations in kale, spinach, collard greens, romaine lettuce,
leeks, peas, and egg yolks.
People who eat a lot of spinach and kale, which are
rich sources of lutein and zeaxanthin, have been reported to help maintain
healthy youthful vision. Lutein and zeaxanthin, like the other carotenoids,
are potent antioxidants. Lutein is also the only carotenoid found in the
lens of the eye as well as in the macula of the retina which contains the
highest concentration of light-sensitive nerve receptors.
Carotenoids are brightly colored compounds that
provide red, orange, and yellow coloring to many fruits and vegetables.
For decades, they were dismissed as mere food colorants, but today they
are known to be vitally important to health. Virtually all of them have
been found to be potent antioxidants, which protect various body tissues
from free radical attack.
Carotenoids found in foods and thought to be of
greatest importance to health include alpha and beta carotene, lutein,
lycopene, cryptoxanthin, and zeaxanthin. These are all found in natural
carotenoid complexes, extracted from carotene rich plant food sources.
Therefore, carotenoid complexes have been included in
Xtra Antioxidants to provide you with one of the most complete
broad-spectrum antioxidant supplements on the market today.
Many people desire greater
antioxidant protection than their diet and multi-vitamin/mineral
supplement can provide; therefore, Xtra Antioxidants is an ideal choice.
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A healthful diet, pure drinking water, regular
exercise, meditation, and/or other stress management techniques, plus Xtra
Antioxidants are enormously useful tools for the pursuit and maintenance
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