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How do Antioxidants Actually Work?

by Juan G 09 Mar 2022

How do Antioxidants Actually Work?

Antioxidants are all the rage these days, but how do they actually work? Furthermore, is there any substance behind the hype or are they just part of another empty health trend? We’re here to tell you – the hype is well deserved.

Antioxidants are compounds that reduce or remove unstable particles called free radicals that are notorious for damaging various parts of cells and DNA.

An imbalance of antioxidants and free radicals leads to oxidative stress which can cause various disease and illness, making your antioxidant intake a vital part of your health.

how do antioxidants work

Free radicals are a normal part of life. But they are more prevalent than ever before as they are generated from environmental and lifestyle factors such as air pollution, ultraviolet rays, smoking, and alcohol consumption in addition to being naturally generated from various bodily processes.

This is why antioxidant supplements have been gaining traction as of late. If there are not enough antioxidants to neutralize free radicals, your body endures oxidative stress that can lead to diseases such as heart disease and cancer.

There are many different antioxidant vitamins, nutrients, and supplements. Among the most popular are Vitamin C, CoQ10, and green tea extract.

Benefits of Antioxidants

Antioxidants are something that can benefit you significantly. Free radicals, while they are natural, can cause some serious damage to your cells if you let them. 

This is why it's important to make sure you have enough Antioxidants to keep them at bay. Damage in the cells could actually lead to inflammation as well, which left untreated could have some serious side effects.

Where to get them

Although they can be consumed, Vitamin C and Vitamin E, as well as many others are not common enough in human diet to meet your daily needs in most cases. As a result, these must come from another source. 

This could look like a new diet that incorporates whole foods instead of some kind of drive thru food (I'm not judging, they're pretty good). Or sometimes a more simple fix is to get a supplement that has exactly what you need in it.

Below you can visit our store and shop for something you feel would benefit you the most.

All of our products are MADE IN AMERICA and follow strict GMP rules to ensure the highest quality (and safest) supplement experience. After all if it's going into your body you should care about where it comes from!

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Here at Zen Supplements we strive to give you the best experience possible in buying supplements.

That's why we put together this blog to make sure you can find what you're looking for, learn something along the way, and maybe even find something out about yourself that you didn't know previously.

It's our mission to provide you with the best. Thank you and have a great day doing what ever it is that you love doing!


In depth information on antioxidants by NIH

Studies done on antioxidants and free radicals published by NIH


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