By: Alane Stieglitz, ND, CNC
What Are Antioxidants? And What Are Antioxidants Good For? Anything that begins with “Anti” usually seems like it may end negatively. However, Antioxidants help prevent or stop cell damage caused by free radicals or oxidative stress. It would seem to be at our peak performance; all we need to do is overload our bodies with the right Antioxidants and VOILA!
Which Antioxidants Do You Need? We do need to keep our Antioxidant levels higher than our toxins. But what are antioxidants in food, and what dietary supplements are best? You can test for antioxidant levels and learn precisely which specific one(s) are low. Adding a combination of E, A, Lipoic Acid, CoQ10, and specifically, Glutathione, known as “the mother of all antioxidants,” helps provide healthy energy, optimal metabolism and reduces the stress response and add Antioxidant Defenses! YAY!
We are all unique in our own way, so testing to learn your Antioxidant levels and which one(s) are low is always the best choice! Test – Not – Guess
So, what are antioxidants and what are some health benefits? They are specific micronutrients that are our protectors. At Nutritionally Yours, we offer Micronutrient Testing, which measures the function of nutritional components, including vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, and amino acids inside and outside of our white blood cells. Scientific evidence shows that analyzing the white blood cells gives us the most accurate analysis of our body’s deficiencies.
My Antioxidant Story: Many of you know that I have successfully battled a chronic health condition called Lyme since the 1980s. My immune system seemed always to be reacting to something. And every cold or flu that was going around was sure to end up in my body. The first time I did this particular test, things made so much sense. I took vitamins, but not the right ones for me. Testing showed most of my antioxidant levels were low. So, I spent 12 months supporting the exact low antioxidants, retested in 1 year, and all things improved. My labs were better, and so was my health.
So, when someone asks the questions, What are antioxidants and what are antioxidants good for, I tell them how much they helped me.
Be Proactive, Not Reactive! Order your Micronutrient Test Kit for antioxidant and nutrient levels today and get answers in only 4 weeks to which antioxidants and vitamins your body needs.
What are Antioxidants in Vitamin Form?
Vitamin A, C, D, E, Selenium, Glutathione, NAC, CoQ-10, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Zinc
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Medical disclaimer: Our tests cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss health concerns with your medical doctor.