Antioxidants are excellent to include on a daily basis, to help protect our cells from free radical damage, which can help to slow down the aging process, inside and out! Many antioxidants are also able to recycle other antioxidants, for example alpha lipoic acid ‘recycles’ vitamins C and E.
Antioxidants work synergistically with each other, which means they are more powerful and efficient when taken in combination, than on their own. Actually when they are taken on their own, in isolation, and at a high dose, this actually may not be beneficial at all.
So the best way to take antioxidants is as part of a broad-spectrum formula. Terra Nova’s Antioxidant Nutrient Complex is an excellent combination. I love this product due to the ‘Magnifood Complex’ added to it to enhance the supplement’s absorption and action. This adds amazing antioxidant-rich ‘foods’ such as Stabilised Rice Bran (which contains more than 100 known antioxidants!), Green Barley Grass (a source of the major antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD)), Acai Berry (one of the highest ORAC value fruits that is very nutrient dense), as well as kale, pomegranate, green tea and much more!
Stabilized Rice Bran 200mg Green Barley Grass [Hordeum vulgare] 100mg Sea Buckthorn Berry/Leaf [Hippophae rhamnoides] (fresh freeze dried) 50mg Turmeric Root [Curcuma longa] (fresh freeze dried – ORGANIC) 50mg Acai Berry [Euterpe oleracea] (fresh freeze dried – ORGANIC) 50mg Green Tea Leaf [Camellia sinensis] 50mg Blackberry [Rubus fruticosus] (fresh freeze dried) 50mg Watercress [Nasturtium officinale] (fresh freeze dried) 25mg Pomegranate Arils [Punica granatum] 25mg Kale [Brassica oleracea var acephala] (fresh freeze dried – ORGANIC) 25mg Cranberry [Vaccinium macrocarpon] (fresh freeze dried -ORGANIC) 25mg Vitamin C (as Ca, Mg, Zn ascorbate) 250mg Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopheryl succinate 100iu) 67mg L-Glutathione 20mg Larch Tree Arabinogalactan [Larix occidentalis] 5.5mg Alpha Lipoic Acid 5mg Zinc (as ascorbate) 5mg Natural Beta Carotene/Mixed Carotenoids 2.5mg Manganese (as bisglycinate) 1.5mg Copper (as gluconate) 625ug Selenium (as selenomethionine) 50ug.