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This is what my vitamin book says:

Retard aging process

Lower cholesterol levels

Decrease risk of atherosclerosis

Help protect against heart disease and stroke

Reduce risk of all types of cancers

Help slow progression of Alzheimer's disease

Aid in supressing the growth of tumors

Help the body detoxify carcinogens

Protect eyes form macular degeneration

Aid in defending the body against damage from cigarette smoking

Help protect against chronic obstructive pulmonary disease such as asthma, bronchitis,

and emphysema

Offer protection against enviromental pollution

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Free radicals are unstable and so they borrow an electron from other molecules to become stable but the molecule they have borrowed the electron from, lacking now an electron, become instable in turn and perpetrated the cycle of borrowing from other molecule.

That's why the free radical oxidative stress is a chain reaction

Antioxidants lend the electron the free radical needs so it doesn't steal it from other molecules

The cycle of free-radicals is this:

Vitamin C lends an electron

Bioflavonoid molecule lends an electron to the unstable vitamin C molecule

Beta-cartone moledule lends an electron to the bioflavonoids molecule

Vitamin E lends an electron to the beta-carotene molecule

Finally Gluthatione lends an electron to the Vitamin E

There are also other nutrients that are not anti-oxidants but work as anti-oxidants

They are:

Zinc

Selenium

Vitamin B2

Vitamin B12

Choline

This clearly shows that anti-oxidants needs to be in balance to work

Heavy supplemention of one anti-oxidant impair the functions of the others

Also most free-radicals when taken in supplement work just have no anti-oxidant power

This has been shown by many studies that showed how anti-oxidant supplementation didn't result in lower oxidative stress levels while diet high in fruits and vegetable/green did

Gluthatione is enterely unusable in supplement form

Vitamin E is 80% less effective

Beta-carotene has cancerogenic effects as supplement form (and still they don't know why)

Bioflavonoid are not very biological effective when taken as supplements

Vitamin C in high doses as supplement is toxic but high doses of vitamin C from fruit and veggies is not. Choline bioavailability in supplement form is very weak.

B vitamins and Zinc though in supplement form work good

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Antioxidants are indirect (via treating above mentioned conditions) and direct anti-inflammatories. Free radicals produce inflammation, which is basically what acne is....

a chronic inflammatory skin "disease"

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Also most free-radicals when taken in supplement work just have no anti-oxidant powe

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Also most free-radicals when taken in supplement work just have no anti-oxidant powe

Free-radicals taken in supplement form! Now THAT is a novel new idea! :shock:;)

Bryan

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Also most free-radicals when taken in supplement work just have no anti-oxidant powe

Free-radicals taken in supplement form! Now THAT is a novel new idea! :shock:;)

Bryan

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Also most free-radicals when taken in supplement work just have no anti-oxidant powe

Free-radicals taken in supplement form! Now THAT is a novel new idea! :shock:;)

Bryan

:lol: OMG :rolleyes:

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