Antioxidants

When you think about daily health, cell damage may not spring to mind straight away. But keeping your cells healthy is vital. Antioxidants can protect your cells from harmful free radicals. If you can't get enough of these in your diet, browse our range of antioxidant supplements below.

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Combat Free Radicals

What Is An Antioxidant?

Antioxidants are molecules that protect your own molecules from oxidation by free radicals. Your body naturally produces free radicals, but there are some that you can not make and need to get from your diet.

Antioxidant Vitamins And Minerals

The antioxidants you gain from your diet are various vitamins and minerals that have antioxidant properties. Some of these antioxidants are:

What Are Free Radicals And How Do They Cause Damage?

Free radicals are unstable atoms. Atoms are surrounded by electrons in layers called shells. Each shell has a set maximum number of electrons it can hold, once full a new shell is formed. If the outer shell is not full, the atom is unstable as it can bond with another atom. These free radicals "attack" other atoms and molecules to "steal" an electron. This atom then becomes unstable, causing a chain reaction. A build-up of free radicals has been linked to ageing and various diseases, such as heart disease and cancer.

What Do Antioxidants Do?

Put simply, an antioxidant is able to "donate" an electron to a free radical, stabilising it and stopping it from attacking your cells. This stops the chain reaction of free radical build-up, reducing and slowing cell damage.

Antioxidant Foods

There are lots of factors that can cause a build-up of free radicals. Although the body does produce some antioxidants, you can also get some in a healthy diet. Some foods that are rich in antioxidants include:

  • Bluberries;
  • Dark chocolate;
  • Kale;
  • Beans;
  • Spinach.

Antioxidant Supplements

If you struggle to get lots of antioxidant-rich foods in your diet, you may want to consider a supplement to help you boost your immune system.

At Natural Health Plus, we supply a range of natural supplements that help you to gain free radicals. Our antioxidant supplements may help with a variety of issues and come in a variety of forms. We have antioxidant capsules and tablet, antioxidant serums, plus antioxidant vitamins and minerals. Some of our antioxidant supplements are also suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

For the best natural antioxidant for your lifestyle, browse our range today, to protect yourself against free radical damage.