The list below are the names and links to four very similar products which we provide, all of which are excellent. However we think that Antioxidant Supreme is the best one overall based on the overall balance of the ingredients within the formulation.
The importance of antioxidants
Free radical damage is considered to be responsible for the aging process and the underlying weakness linking all serious illness. An antioxidant is any substance which opposes free radical activity and therefore enhances longevity. Regrettably, we believe that everyone is deficient in antioxidants (even people on good diets are deficient, and those on poor diets are dreadfully and dangerously deficient). If you don’t believe this, just order the Free Radical Test Kit which costs about £15 from our friends at The Rainham Health Food Centre - Telephone 01634 861880 - and see for yourself.
This ubiquitous deficiency explains why we believe everyone should take an antioxidant product to support immunity, prevent free radical damage, and slow the aging process.
In addition to being antioxidants here are some key points on the ingredients of Antioxidant Supreme
Selenium forms part of the enzyme glutathione peroxidase, is an antioxidant that protects the body by defending the damaging effects of free radicals and reduces the harmful oxidation of fats in the blood, and in doing so may help to maintain a healthy heart and circulation. It is also part of the enzyme iodothyronine deiodinase, which converts the thyroid hormone T4to its active form T3. A sluggish thyroid will ensure that all body systems function at a low ebb (see page on Kelp Formula for more information about this). Professor Harry Foster claims in his book "What Really Causes AIDS?" that glutathione peroxidase is the primary cause of the progression of HIV to full blown AIDS, and that this can be prevented and even reversed with selenium supplementation. Please note that this is Professor's Foster's representation, and we are not able to verify it or claim that selenium supplementation helps treat HIV or AIDS.
Zinc supplementation can lead to increased energy, less colds and infections, better memory, less PMT, prevention of hair loss, improved nail growth, increased libido, acne and other skin problems fading, and prostate problems receding. This is a mere handful of its many advantages.
Vitamin C deficiency has been associated with symptoms as diverse as premature signs of aging, anxiety, stress, high blood fats, fatigue, heart failure, high blood pressure, thrombosis, arthritis, susceptibility to colds and infections, PMT and depression. It is also anti viral. Severe deficiency leads to multiple haemorrages, joint disintegration, loosening of teeth, muscle pain, and eventually death. It is also associated with collagen formation and iron absorption.
Co-enzyme Q-10 has helped conditions from gum disease to heart problems, gives more energy and increases athletic performance.
Vitamin E contributes to a healthy circulatory system, aids in proper blood clotting and improves wound healing. Some studies have shown that vitamin E decreases symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. Vitamin E supplements have been shown to lower rate of coronary heart disease by 30 - 40%.
Vitamin A presented to the body as Beta Carotene has been the subject of numerous studies demonstrating its helpfulness for heart disease, eye diseases (especially preventing cataracts). Researchers have also been exploring the nutrient's potential for treating chronic fatigue syndrome, Alzheimer's disease, fibromyalgia, male infertility, and psoriasis.
Manganese is helpful in the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis, arthritis and PMS. Its also an antioxidant nutrient that is important in the breakdown of amino acids and the production of energy. It is necessary for the metabolism of Vitamin B-1 and Vitamin E.
Copper is involved with energy levels by promoting iron absorption, helps to protect against heart disease & strokes, is good for healthy bones, good for the immune system.
Furthermore the Manganese balances the Selenium and the Copper balances the Zinc. This balancing has been considered in designed Antioxidant Supreme for safe long term use, and it is not a good ideal to give selenium and zinc long term without balancing them with these two extra minerals, as people are liable to become deficient in these extra minerals if they are given unopposed. This type of advantage is one example of what makes the difference between a good product and cheap junk found in pharmacies.
Food Supplement 90 Capsules
One to four capsules twice daily with food
Suitable for vegans & vegetarians
Keep cool & dry, out of reach of children
Do not use as a substitute for a varied diet. Do not exceed the stated intake.
|Ingredients per capsule*
||% EC RI**
|Vitamin C (as mixed mineral ascorbates)
|| 225 mg
|| 150 mg
|| 150 mg
|| 55 mg
|| 15 iu
|Grape seed ext.
|| 10 mg
|| 7 mg
|Beta carotene (from Dunaliella)
|| 3 mg
|Zinc (as gluconate)
|| 3 mg
|| 3 mg
|Manganese (as gluconate)
|Copper (as gluconate)
|Selenium (as selenomethionine)
* Excipient-free encapsulation
** % EC Daily Reference Intake
L-cysteine, glycine, vegetarian capsule shell (cellulose derivative & water), calcium, magnesium, & potassium ascorbates, L-carnitine tartrate, Dunaliella beta carotene preparation (contains maltodextrin, gum acacia, rice oil, citric acid, vitamins E & C), zinc gluconate, D-alpha tocopherol succinate, grape seed extract, manganese gluconate, CoQ10, selenomethionine, pyridoxine HCl, copper gluconate.