Types of Antioxidant Supplements:
Antioxidants are molecules that neutralise free radicals (unstable molecules that can harm our cells) in our bodies. Our body needs to maintain a certain balance between free radicals and Antioxidants. When this equilibrium is disrupted, it can lead to oxidative stress. Uncontrolled oxidative stress can accelerate the ageing process and may contribute to the development of a number of conditions.
There are two types of dietary Antioxidants: Water-soluble and fat-soluble Antioxidants
- Water-soluble Antioxidants perform their functions in the fluid inside and outside cells (in water).
- Fat-soluble Antioxidants act primarily in cell membranes (in fat / lipid).
Important dietary Antioxidants include:
Vitamin C: This is an important water-soluble antioxidant needed for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body. It is used to form Collagen, an important protein used to make skin, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels.
Vitamin E: This is a fat-soluble Antioxidant that plays a critical role in protecting cell membranes against oxidative damage.
Flavonoids: (Plant antioxidants) help regulate cellular activity and fight off free radicals that cause oxidative stress on your body.
VIRAVANCE contains Antioxidants made up of 500 mg of Vitamin C, 25 mg of Zinc and 60 µg of Selenium.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What do Antioxidants do for the body?
Antioxidants neutralise free radicals (unstable molecules that can harm our cells) in our bodies to prevent oxidative stress. Antioxidants help to reduce various disorders.
What are the 3 most important Antioxidants?
Three of the major Antioxidant vitamins are Beta-carotene, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E.
What is the most powerful Antioxidant?
Glutathione is the most powerful and important among the Antioxidants our body produces.
Do Antioxidants help with viruses?
Yes, Antioxidants may help help with viruses, because increasing the number of Antioxidants you take can also help suppress and fight viruses along with inflammation and bacteria.
Is Vitamin C an Antioxidant?
Yes, Vitamin C is an Antioxidant. It is needed for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body. Vitamin C is used to form Collagen, an important protein used to make skin, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels.