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Antioxidants

Antioxidants protect our cells from damage caused by harmful free radicals. The presence of antioxidants in the body contributes towards preventing the body from cell damage that may be caused through normal bodily functions or its exposure to chemicals.

When you are not getting enough antioxidants in your diet, free radicals can go unchecked & this can bring about damage to many cells in your body resulting in premature ageing & degenerative diseases.

Please see the supplement list beneath the images for a summary of each antioxidant, or click on a product below. Our most popular Antioxidant is our Food State Antioxidant + Coenzyme Q10.

Wise Owl’s vitamins and minerals are truly natural supplements made using high quality ingredients, in a whole food matrix. They can provide your body with the levels of nutrients our ancestors consumed, as nature intended. Because they are made from real food, your body is able to absorb and use the active nutrients much more efficiently.

Antioxidant + Coenzyme Q10 contains all the major antioxidant vitamins & minerals with Coenzyme Q10, an integral part of energy metabolism. This is a natural, food state supplement for optimal absorption.

Selenium 200µg with Iodine & Vitamin B12 Selenium is an especially important micro mineral & a powerful antioxidant. Nutritional surveys have found that it is likely up to 80% of the western world is deficient in selenium.

Vitamin C is recognised as a valuable antioxidant. Wise Owl's Vitamin C with bioflavonoids is in a whole food complex, unlike many other vitamin C supplements which are synthetically made ascorbic acid.

Vitamin D is a potent antioxidant that may help to delay the ageing process. Wise Owl's Vitamin D is a natural nutritional supplement in 'food state' form'.

Vitamin E is the collective name for a group of fat soluble compounds which have distinctive antioxidant qualities. Other benefits include skin health, anti-ageing properties, brain health & cholesterol.

Organic Kelp has natural antioxidant properties, with carotenoids, flavonoids & alkaloids helping to fight against harmful free radicals. Wise Owl's Kelp is certified organic & guaranteed free from all pollutants.

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What is the role of Antioxidants in the body?

Antioxidants are phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that protect our cells from damage caused by unstable molecules called harmful free radicals. Antioxidants are also known as Free Radical Scavengers or oxidative scavengers.

The presence of antioxidants in the body contributes towards preventing the body from cell damage that may be caused through normal bodily functions or its exposure to chemicals.

When you are not getting enough antioxidants in your diet, free radicals can go unchecked and this can bring about damage to many cells in your body resulting in premature ageing and degenerative diseases.

Within the human body, millions of metabolic processes are occurring at all times. These processes require oxygen to be able to function. Unfortunately, though, that same life giving oxygen can create harmful side effects or oxidant substances, which can cause cell damage and lead to many forms of disease.

Oxidants

Also known as Pro-Oxidants are commonly known as free radicals. Oxygen is the most familiar oxidiser, absolutely vital for life and yet oxygen is also unstable and is a major source of harmful ‘free radical’ production.

Harmful free radicals

These occur due to the following reaction. An atoms most important structural feature for determining its chemical behaviour is the number of electrons on the outer shell. A substance that has a full outer shell tends not to enter into chemical reactions. However, if an atom has an unstable number of atoms they will try to seek a state of maximum stability, by trying to fill its outer shell by gaining or losing electrons to either fill or empty its outer shell. It can also share it's electrons by bonding together with other atoms in order to complete its outer shell. By sharing electrons, the atoms are bound together and satisfy the conditions of maximum stability for the molecule.
Generally bonds don't split in a way that leaves a molecule with an odd, unpaired electron but periodically weak bonds do split and free radicals are formed. Free radicals are very unstable and react quickly with other compounds to try to capture the needed electron to gain stability. The free radicals will attack the nearest stable molecule, "stealing" its electron. If the attacked molecule loses its electron, it then becomes unstable becoming a free radical itself, this begins a chain reaction. Once the process is started, it can cascade, finally resulting in the disruption of a living cell. Oxygen can initiate this process partially because it is so reactive.

In addition to normal harmful ‘free radical’ production, we are being exposed to any number of external stress factors that can create excess ‘free radicals’. These stress factors include processed food, environmental toxins, including pesticides, pollution and radiation, frequent strenuous exercise, alcoholic beverages and cigarette smoke. Every type of stress that we experience, whether it is physical or mental, can add to the creation of harmful ‘free radicals’ in our body.

The role of antioxidants nutrients in the body is to neutralise the harmful free radicals by donating one of their own electrons, this will end the electron-"stealing" reaction. As antioxidant nutrients are themselves stable they will not become a harmful free radical. Their role in the body is to act as scavengers, helping to prevent cell and tissue damage that could potentially lead to cellular damage and disease.

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