Antioxidants are substances that interact with harmful toxins, known as free radicals, to prevent them from causing damage within the body. Free radicals can cause damage to major components of cells including DNA, proteins and cell membranes. Some antioxidants are created by the body and are known as endogenous antioxidants. However, the body relies on an external source of antioxidants to be supplied by the diet. Widely found in fruit and vegetables such as citrus fruits, tomatoes and green vegetables, a diet lacking these can be supplemented by vitamins and minerals.
Myvitamins offers a wide range of supplements known for their antioxidant properties including beta-carotene (Vitamin A), Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Vitamin D as well as other natural alternatives with antioxidant links including Green Tea extract and Acai Berry.
Vitamin C has long been known for its links to preventing cold and flu and has become one of the most popular vitamins in the World. Despite concreate evidence, it remains one of the top selling supplements with many benefit links including its antioxidant properties. Myvitamins offers a range of vitamin C supplements including effervescent tablets and chewable formats with up to 1000mg per pill.
Vitamins E and D have also recently been in the press for their antioxidant claims of protecting body tissue and cells by neutralising damage caused by substances called free radicals. Free radicals are formed when atoms with an odd number of electrons interact with oxygen and molecules. Damage to cells can occur when the free radicals react with important cellular components such as DNA, or the cell membranes. To prevent free radical damage the body has a defence system of antioxidants.
Antioxidants are naturally found in certain foods, fruit and drinks including Green tea and Acai Berry. Acai Berry in particular has received a lot of press for its antioxidant benefits. Indigenous to the Amazon, Acai Berry is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading ''super foods'' due to its powerful antioxidant properties and other nutritional values. Myvitamins Acai Berry is a premium quality and high potency capsule containing 150mg of Acai Berry Extract, which is the equivalent to 3000mg of actual Acai Berry.