Antioxidants The Reason Why You Need Them…or would you


Antioxidants: Superfood or Super-hyped?

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Are You Eating Antioxidants Wrong?

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Most People Have An Antioxidant Deficiency. Do You?

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Exercise: The Best Antioxidant

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What are antioxidants?

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How Antioxidants Work and Where to Get Them

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Are Antioxidants Actually Good for Anything?

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Antioxidants – Why You Need Them or do you? — Tiger Fitness. By: Marc Lobliner MTS Nutrition CEO, CMO, EXOS Phase 3, CS-L1 Antioxidants were a buzz word for years, and for good reas. They have been implicated in preventing or delaying some types of cell damage which means less sickness, less disease and better health. Our bodies also produce chemicals called antioxidants. As their name implies, they tend to produce chemical reactions that work against oxidation.

We can also get antioxidants from food, especially unprocessed fruits and vegetables and other plants. Vitamins C and E are antioxidants. A: Antioxidants play an important role in overall health. They are natural compounds found in some foods that help neutralize free radicals in our bodies. Antioxidants are compounds found naturally in the foods that we eat.

Our bodies even make some of them, but today we are going to discuss the ones we need to eat to stay in optimal health. Fruits, vegetables, and even chocolate all contain antioxidants. To understand why we need antioxidants we have to imagine what is going on at the molecular level. Electrons orbit around the center of an atom and if there are the right amount of electrons the molecule is considered stable.

But if you’re wondering, ‘What are antioxidants?’, you’re probably also wondering why we need them. So, What Are Antioxidants? If you ask your doctor or dietitian what antioxidants are, they’ll probably start talking about cells called free radicals. Many health problems you may experience are caused by free radical damage. If you don’t have adequate antioxidants to help neutralise these free radicals, then oxidative stress tends to lead to less-than-optimal health and premature aging.

Your body can manufacture some of these antioxidants, but not others. And your body’s natural antioxidant production tends to decline with age. Types of Antioxidants. Antioxidants are molecules that fight free radicals in your body.

Free radicals are compounds that can cause harm if their levels become too high in. So apparently antioxidants are really, really important for maintaining a healthy life, who knew? Ensuring a good amount of antioxidants in your diet can reduce the chances of cancer, lower high blood pressure, improve wrinkles and help your heart stay healthy amongst many other benefits. Antioxidants are the superheroes that fight free radicals. When you envision antioxidants, it is instructive to think of them as tiny sized superheroes, yellow cape and all!

They travel throughout your body giving free radicals back their missing electrons.

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Antioxidant vitamins, which include beta carotene (provitamin A), vitamin E, and vitamin C, are hypothesized to decrease cancer risk by preventing tissue damage by trapping organic free radicals and/or deactivating excited oxygen molecules—a byproduct of many metabolic functions.

“Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider E-Book” by Marilyn Winterton Edmunds, Maren Stewart Mayhew
from Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider E-Book
by Marilyn Winterton Edmunds, Maren Stewart Mayhew
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2008

In addition, healthy dietary practices supply the body with antioxidant vitamins such as vitamins A (including the carotenoids), E, and C. These nonenzymatic antioxidants either directly interact with free radicals (see (Figure618)) or work as coenzymes.

“Practical Applications in Sports Nutrition” by Heather Hedrick Fink, Lisa A. Burgoon, Alan E. Mikesky
from Practical Applications in Sports Nutrition
by Heather Hedrick Fink, Lisa A. Burgoon, Alan E. Mikesky
Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2006

“Moreover, carotenoids serve as the body’s raw material for the production of vitamin A, another potent antioxidant, the scarcity of which has been linked, in particular, to cancers of the respiratory system, colon and bladder.

“The Healing Powers of Vinegar (3rd edition)” by Cal Orey
from The Healing Powers of Vinegar (3rd edition)
by Cal Orey
Kensington Books, 2008

Research suggests that consuming antioxidants may reduce the risk of certain diseases, such as cancer and heart disease.

“Visualizing Everyday Chemistry” by Douglas P. Heller, Carl H. Snyder
from Visualizing Everyday Chemistry
by Douglas P. Heller, Carl H. Snyder
Wiley, 2015

Most antioxidants require some sort of “partner” antioxidant that allow them to work more efficiently.

“Textbook of Natural Medicine E-Book” by Joseph E. Pizzorno, Michael T. Murray
from Textbook of Natural Medicine E-Book
by Joseph E. Pizzorno, Michael T. Murray
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2020

The rationale for promoting extra antioxidants is that we need them to protect us from oxidative damage.

“Nutrition: Science and Applications” by Lori A. Smolin, Mary B. Grosvenor
from Nutrition: Science and Applications
by Lori A. Smolin, Mary B. Grosvenor
Wiley, 2019

There is an increasing body of evidence showing that antioxidants provide some protection against certain types of cancer (for example, cancer of the bowel and bladder) and against cardiovascular disease.

“Advanced Biology” by Michael Kent
from Advanced Biology
by Michael Kent
OUP Oxford, 2000

The antioxidants we normally produce in our bodies or add to our diets (such as vitamins C and E and the minerals selenium and zinc) help to cancel out the chemical activity of free radicals and protect our cells.

“The Sinatra Solution: Metabolic Cardiology” by Stephen T. Sinatra
from The Sinatra Solution: Metabolic Cardiology
by Stephen T. Sinatra
Basic Health Publications, 2007

Antioxidant nutrients such as ascorbic acid, o’ -tocopherol, and the carotenoids (eg, beta carotene) that are present in plant-derived foods may have a major preventive role against carcinogenesis (9), and it has been suggested that they may suppress tumor cell growth and induce tumor cell apoptosis (10–12).

“Journal of the National Cancer Institute: JNCI.” by National Cancer Institute (U.S.), National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
from Journal of the National Cancer Institute: JNCI.
by National Cancer Institute (U.S.), National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, 2009

Antioxidants as constituents of food play animportant role in functioning as a health-protecting factor, and scientific evidence suggests that antioxidants effectively reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease.

“Plants as a Source of Natural Antioxidants” by Nawal Kishore Dubey
from Plants as a Source of Natural Antioxidants
by Nawal Kishore Dubey
CABI, 2014

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  • Actually, the isolation of Alpha tocopherol was the biggest mistake in nutritional history. The following video goes into detail about the true history of vitamin E as well as why it failed as an antioxidant and causes higher mortality rates.

  • Binge watched all your videos while studying for my final exam. You are the best!
    But please, this came out today, help me debunk it! Arguments confuse me.. Yeah, I’m no science major!

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  • i used to take mdma every week for 2 months. almost 1 gram per week.

    without the anti-oxidents i would be dead right now. i took multi-vitamins, 4000 vitamin C, 400 E, ALA, ALCA and for serotonin and dopamine production 5htp.

    with this combination i got no harm from the MDMA toxic, lots of energy day after and i could take it without loosing the effects because the body wasn’t in trauma after each use since i insert so much anti-oxidents and multi-vitamin.

     B3 specific and 5htp is the combination to make sure your body take the 5Htp and use it for serotonin and dopamine and not for creation of B3 since it’s first in priority.

  • Another thing that companies lie to the consumers is the antioxidants in skincare.
    Antioxidants are very unstable in skincare products, so there might be very little of it left when you’re putting it on your face, and there’s no evidence saying applying topical antioxidants would do anything in a cellular level.
    The reason why they put antioxidants in products is to stabilize the product itself and make it last longer. But telling people that their products have antioxidants to help them fight free radicals is just a blatant lie

  • Thanks buddy, I almost throw up taking thosr huge pillls everytime. I was always skeptic of them for being not measurable but my dad keeps telling me to take them. Now I’d show him this video and then offer him a mid ground of antioxidant rich diets instead.

  • This kid has no idea what hes talking about. Antioxidants are important but they don’t take the place of the 91 essential nutrients that your body needs every day 60 minerals 12 amino acids 16 vitamins and 3 fatty acids

  • This whole episode has no scientific value as under the name of “vitamin E” there are many molecules and they can be administered in many ways and in many dosages. Therefore the contradictions you found, may just don’t exist and instead, each study needs to be individually analysed for its specific methods and results, with no real comparison.

  • Or maybe foods with high antioxidant levels are more healthy, high in fibre and all to protect against disease. Maybe they induce intrinsic production of antioxidants in the host. Who knows

  • Maybe try focusing on one compound at a time?

    You would think a scientist would be smarter than that.

    Oh wait I forgot. You didn’t want to find any benefits in the first place.

  • Or like, maybe we didn’t evolve our bodies in a way that makes supplements a viable source of nutrients. Pretty sure cavemen didn’t run down to some vitamin store to pick up a bottle of gel capsules filled with extracted nutrients. Then again, maybe I’m biased because I would rather eat a colorful diet than spend money on random pills.

  • So taurine is “nonessential” because you can make it, but antioxidants are really good even though glutathione is a thing? Right…

  • Ah, good old scape goat vitamin E acetate…..always given in isolation for studies, and always comes back as not good to take in ISOLATION. A real cherry picker here.