WHAT ARE ANTI-OXIDANTS?
– Anti-Oxidants are molecules capable of slowing or preventing the oxidation of other molecules.
– Oxidation is a chemical reaction that transfers electrons from a substance to an oxidizing agent.
– Oxidation reactions can produce “FREE RADICALS” which start chain reactions that damage cells.
– Anti-Oxidants terminate these chain reactions by removing “FREE RADICAL” intermediates, and inhibit other oxidation reactions by being oxidized themselves.
HOW ANTI-OXIDANTS WORK AND WHY
Anti-Oxidants terminate the chain reaction caused by “FREE RADICALS”. Strong sunlight generates FREE RADICALS in the skin, hands, neck, arms; but particularly in the face.
VITAMIN C: Has the most abundant water soluble Anti-Oxidants and helps vitamin E to return to active form.
BETA CAROTENE ALPHA: Assists in protecting cells from premature degeneration from “FREE RADICAL SCAVENGERS”.