Antioxidants: Beta carotene, selenium, and vitamins C and E are traditionally thought of as antioxidants. They have been shown in a number of studies to have cancer-protecting potential because they neutralize “free radicals.” Free radicals damage body cells in a process similar to that in which oxygen causes paper to turn yellow. Free radicals are the underlying cause for a great number of bodily disorders. Free radicals form an essential component in the development of inflammations and allergic reactions. Additionally, researchers now consider the following ingredients to be premier antioxidants:

Polyphenols and catechins: (source: Green Tea extract): Polyphenols combat free radicals. Catechins have antimutagen properties. Some antimicrobial action has also been reported. See PowerMate

Flavonoids: (source: Ginkgo Biloba Extract): European research indicates flavonoids have potential to improve the vasoregulating activity of arteries, capillaries and veins resulting in increased blood flow, particularly in cerebral circulation. Neurotransmitter improvements have been noted in animal studies. See PowerMate

Glutathione: (peptide): Serves as a defense against chemical mutagens and carcinogens. Free radical formation can be reduced by restoring glutathione levels orally. See PowerMate

N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine: Replenishes glutathione. It has been postulated that it improves microcirculatory blood flow. See PowerMate

Glycosides: (source: Echinacea): Thought to have an immune-stimulant effect upon the body. See PowerMate

Berberine: (source: Golden Seal Root): Believed to have antibacterial, antimalarial and antipyretic properties. Contraindicated during pregnancy. See PowerMate

Bioflavonoids - OCP
 (source: Pine Tree Bark Extract): Intensive free radical scavengering effect. See PowerMate

Coenzyme Q10Cofactor in the energy production of the cell. See PowerMate