What Are Antioxidants and Their Benefits for My Body In 2023

Antioxidants are essential for maintaining good health, but how do they work in your body? This article explains the science behind antioxidants and their benefits.

The most common antioxidants are Vitamins A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Selenium.  These vitamins to act as antioxidants, meaning they promote oxygen in our skin, organs, blood and body. Antioxidants work to protect our bodies from the damaging effects of free radicals, which look like oxygen but are missing an oxygen molecule. Taking a supplement with these vitamins helps make a free radical into an oxygenating red blood cell, taking oxygen throughout the body.

Our bodies make free radicals, which are unstable molecules that cause oxidative stress. This happens during normal metabolic functions, and when we are exposed to environmental stress, such as air pollution, car exhaust, cigarette smoke, or sunlight. When our bodies are overexposed to free radicals, we are at risk for premature aging because free radicals destroy the cells and tissues that make up our bodies.

More expensive and higher end antioxidants include pine bark, also known as pycnogenol, grape seed extract, green tea, and astraxanthin. These cost a little more, but tend to boost your body's ability to turn free radicals into stable oxygentated molecules.


The quality of an antioxidant supplement matters.  Single doses of just one antioxidant is hard to balance with the others, and can lead to taking more fillers. Some are often synthetic forms of vitamins that are not easily absorbed.

ibodycare supplements offer quality sources and are carefully formulated blends, made to be absorbed naturally.  Notice that our antioxidant supplement capsule is tacky, due to its freshness and high quality oils.  Our results stand for themselves.

That's why we offer a 30-day money back guarantee on our Accelerate Antioxidant, and offer a blend uniquely crafted to aid recovery from all kinds of health challenges, from tissue healing to hangover support, eye health to pre and post surgical support.  Immune boosting is a popular reason to take an antioxidant supplement too.  Regular use shows the most noticeable results for most people.

2. Diet
Look for antioxidants in everyday foods, including most fruits and vegetables.  Eating a “rainbow” of foods—foods in all different colors,gives us the best chance of getting the most variety of the best kind of antioxidant nutrients. Most fruit is high in Vitamin C.  A popular benefit of black olives is Vitamin E.  Vitamin A is commonly found in carrots, in the form of Beta Carotene.  Our body converts that Beta Carotene to Vitamin A as we need it, so you get the support you need from eating carrots!

3. Enzymes
Enzymes are produced in the body, and are more powerful than dietary antioxidants at stabilizing free radicals. The antioxidant enzymes that our body produces are reusable. Our body can use them over again to defend against free radical molecules, and regulate their production to balance antioxidants and free radicals.

4. Skin Products
The skin is absorptive.  A living body loves to absorb through the skin. Like your fingers can get stained from finger paint or ink, your skin can take in all kinds of things, including antioxidants.  Our mud masks are packed with green tea antioxidant.

Green tea is made from unfermented leaves and reportedly contains the highest concentration of powerful antioxidants called polyphenols. Green Tea helps to fight free radicals, damaging compounds in the body that change cells, damage DNA, and even cause cell death.

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