Anti-oxidant, provided by Douglas Laboratories, is a potent antioxidant dietary supplement that includes notonly antioxidant vitamins such as vitamin C and vitamin E, but also other nutrients that effectively participate inour body’s antioxidant defense systems.
Body cells and tissues are threatened continuously by damage caused by toxic free radicals and reactiveoxygen species (e.g., peroxides) which are produced during normal oxygen metabolism, by other chemicalreactions, and by toxic agents in the environment. Free radicals, once formed, are capable of disruptingmetabolic activity and cell structure. When this occurs, additional free radicals are produced which, in turn, canresult in more extensive damage to cells and tissues. The uncontrolled production of free radicals is thought tobe a major contributing factor to many degenerative pathologies.The body’s antioxidant defense system is more than the sum of its parts. That’s because antioxidants dependon each other for ongoing effectiveness. For example, beta-carotene supports vitamin E, recognized as thebody’s most valuable fat soluble antioxidant. It prevents oxidation of unsaturated fatty acids by inactivating freeradicals, thus stabilizing and protecting cell membranes, e.g. in the lungs, eyes, and arteries. Vitamin E can beregenerated by vitamin C.Vitamin C is a potent water-soluble antioxidant nutrient, also protecting cells from oxygen free radical damage.It is essential for connective tissue and bone metabolism, capillary health, and immune function. Vitamin Cworks together with vitamin E. When vitamin E is inactivated by neutralizing free radicals, vitamin Cregenerates it back to full activity. In this process, however, vitamin C is oxidized and loses its antioxidantactivity. Glutathione reactivates vitamin C, while selenium and B-vitamins are needed to keep glutathioneeffective.Glutathione is a naturally occurring tripeptide which is a major component of two anti-free radical enzymes -glutathione peroxidase and glutathione reductase. As such, glutathione offers one mechanism for scavengingtoxic free radicals and inhibiting peroxidation thereby slowing down free-radical catalyzed chain reactions.Glutathione can also reactivate (reduce) oxidized vitamin C. Glutathione per se is well absorbed in theintestine, and enters the blood and other extracellular compartments where it exerts much of its beneficialantioxidant effects. However, it can not effectively enter the cell.
Antioxidant may be a useful nutritional adjunct for individuals who wish to increase their intake of a widespectrum of nutritional antioxidants.
Serving Size 3 Capsule
Servings Per Container 30
Amount Per Serving
Vitamin C 200 mg
(as Ascorbic Acid/Ascorbyl Palmitate complex)
Bioflavonoids 200 mg
L-Cysteine 200 mg
Choline Bitartrate 200 mg
Inositol 200 mg
Vitamin E 150 I.U.
L-Methionine 20 mg
Vitamin A(as Beta Carotene) 12,500 I.U.
Vitamin B-1 40 mg
Vitamin B-2 20 mg
Niacinamide 20 mg
Pantothenic Acid 20 mg
Vitamin B-6(as Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate) 20 mg
DMG (Dimethylglycine) 20 mg
Glutathione 15 mg
Selenium (as Selenium Krebs) 50 mcg
Other ingredients: Cellulose, gelatin (capsule), and vegetable stearate.
Adults take 3 capsule daily or as directed by a healthcare professional.
No adverse side effects have been reported.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.