ANTIOXIDANTS- Other Powerhouse Antioxidant Vitamins
Vitamins A & C- These Antioxidants are the powerhouses that will minimize damage and speed recovery.
What’s really happening in our bodies? Free Radicals attack our mitochondria (the energy factories of cells) which do have defenses against Oxidation, however, preventing these attacks is vital to maintaining excellent mitochondria health. Vitamin C floats freely in the liquid of the cell, neutralizing Free Radicals before they can reach the mitochondria. Aside from its Antioxidant properties, Vitamin C also blocks the activation of viral agents, aids in wound healing, prevents & treats cardiovascular diseases and can lower blood pressure
and cholesterol levels. Finally, Vitamin C can assist and amplify the work of other Antioxidants, especially Vitamin E.
Where Does Vitamin C Come From?
Our bodies cannot produce Vitamin C, it must come from the diet. You will find Vitamin C plentiful in fruits & veggies; i.e. berries, cantaloupe, grapefruit, oranges, strawberries, alfalfa, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, etc.
Vitamin A is also called retinol. It is a fat- soluble Vitamin, meaning it is stored in the fat tissues of the body for up to six months. Aside from its Antioxidant properties, Vitamin A can also reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer.
Where Does Vitamin A Come From?
Vitamin A mostly comes from animal-based foods, but some plant-based foods supply beta-carotene, which your body converts into Vitamin A. It can be found in beef liver, egg yolk, fortified milk, sweet potato, carrots, pumpkin and broccoli.
It’s recommended that women consume 800 mcg and men consume 1000 mcg of Vitamin A daily. You will find Vitamins C & A combined with E to create a powerful blend of Antioxidants in our Core Supplement ‘Get Recovered’.