Antioxidants are various substances that help protect our cells from the damaging oxidative stress caused by free radicals, the unstable molecules that are by-products of stress, radiation, environmental toxins, and poor diet.
Examples of antioxidant nutrients are Vitamins A, C, E and Bioflavonoids; Coenzyme Q10, Turmeric, Selenium, Zinc, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Green Tea, Grape seed, Astaxanthin, Resveratrol and Pine Bark extract (Pycnogenol).
Fresh, raw organic vegetables and fruit are abundant sources of antioxidant nutrients.
Antioxidants Side Effects and Contraindications
Some antioxidant nutrients are potentially harmful in high doses. Taken as directed there are generally no side effects or contraindications.