Antioxidants are powerful molecules that inhibit the oxidation of other molecules. Picture a cut apple – the cut surface discolours after a while, doesn’t it? That’s oxidation. But squeezing lemon juice over cut fruit inhibits the browning process and keeps the fruit fresh and tasty for extended periods. That’s because lemon juice is a powerful antioxidant.
The cells in our bodies are prone to oxidation too, from the free radicals (unstable molecules) found in environmental toxins. Some free radicals are beneficial, helping our bodies generate energy and fight infection, but when there are too many of them in our system they attack healthy cells, causing them to age prematurely. The damage extends to the cell’s DNA, meaning that future cells are affected as well – the damage is generally permanent.
The good news is that antioxidants help to counteract this free radical damage! Antioxidant molecules terminate the free radicals’ attack on your cells, by putting themselves in the way and being oxidized themselves instead. Kind of heroic little molecules, aren’t they?
A healthy diet usually contains some excellent sources of antioxidant nutrients, especially plant foods. But antioxidant supplements are your best insurance for stable year-round free radical protection. New Zealand-sourced supplements have richer antioxidant levels and higher bioactivity than anywhere else in the world thanks to our unique environmental conditions.
NutriNZ High Strength Sheep Placenta with Grape Seed Extract: 60 SoftGel Caps
NutriNZ High Strength Sheep Placenta is combined with Grape Seed Extract – an antioxidant rich component which is power-packed with a vast range of the nutrients required for optimal growth and nourishment, it’s excellent for cellular protection and health. Furthermore, the antioxidants in sheep placenta itself may prevent oxidative damage to the tissues including the heart, brain and liver.
NutriNZ 100% Pure New Zealand Abalone: 90 VegeCaps
Rich in antioxidants to help fight the free radical damage to the body caused by eating processed foods and consuming alcohol.
NutriNZ Green Lipped Mussel 4000 is a potent marine extract, boosted with Rosemary Oil, a botanical antioxidant. You receive natural antioxidant protection at the same time as giving your cartilage and joints complete nutritional support.
MIP Colostrum is a brilliant source of the amino acid components of a powerful antioxidant, glutathione – not just an antioxidant in its own right but a supporter of other antioxidant substances and a potent detoxifying agent. Glutathione acts particularly well on the oxidative stress caused by physical exertion, while protecting cells from environmental toxins at the same time.
NutriNZ Maxi OMEGA-3 Plus: 60 SoftGelCaps
Health professionals recommend the intake of Omega-3s and antioxidants in combination for a variety of major health benefits and this is why Krill Oil provides the finest blend of these ingredients. This is a great source of Astaxanthin, the antioxidant that provides optimal health and well-being benefits to the human body. It prevents the damaging effects of oxidation on cells throughout your body due to its abundant antioxidants which are easily absorbed by the body.