Selenium, Beta Carotene (pro-vitamin A), C, E and Zinc amongst other substances are often described as powerful antioxidants. It has, within the last twenty years, become more apparent that these nutrients make a significant contribution to health because they have the ability to defend the body from free radical attack. Free radicals can be defined as unstable atoms, ions or molecules and are generated in many ways, from normal biochemical pathways such as respiration, to such external sources as cigarette smoke, exhaust fumes, IV light, drugs and alcohol. Free radicals are also produced by the body to protect it from invading bacteria. If free radicals are produced in the body they can damage the body's tissues and blood vessels, degrade collagen (required for healthy ligaments, tendons, cartilage and spinal discs) and damage joints by attacking the synovial fluid (lubricant). The damage caused by free radical attack can result in many of the most life threatening diseases of mankind as well as other conditions that lead to a poor quality of life. Ingredients: Di-Calcium Phosphate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Zinc Gluconate, Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid, Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose), Vitamin E (as d-alpha Tocopheryl Acid Succinate), Beta Carotene Prep (Beta Carotene, Corn Starch, Sucrose, Porcine Gelatine, di-alpha Tocopherol, Sodium Ascorbate, Ascorbyl Palmitate), Anticaking Agents (Silicon Dioxide, Vegetable Source Magnesium Stearate), Copper Gluconate, Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), I-Selenomethionine.
Beta Carotene (pro-vitamin A)
E and Zinc amongst other substances are often described as powerful antioxidants.