Optimize cellular health with The Antioxidant, formulated with polyphenol-rich extracts from a selection of extensively studied super-fruits to fight against aging for a life-long radiant, youthful glow.*
- Supports Antioxidant Activity*
- Supports Cardiovascular Health*
- Contains Health-Supportive Polyphenols*
|Dimensions||2 × 2 × 4 in|
|How To Use||
Take one capsule twice daily, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Fruit and vegetable intake has a profound and well-recognized correlation with health, and increased intake has been found to increase plasma antioxidant capacity in humans. Fruits contain a wide range of bioactive compounds; they not only contribute to antioxidant protection but also support cellular health in a variety of ways. Isolation of these beneficial compounds and investigations into their specific effects on human health is ongoing. The hope is that concentrated sources of these bioactive phytonutrients will become a convenient way to augment intake of fruits and vegetables.*
The Antioxidant has a new and improved profle of concentrated extracts from the following nutrient-dense fruits: grape, pomegranate, blueberry, chokeberry, mangosteen, cranberry, goji berry, apple, and bilberry. These fruits are featured in the The Antioxidant formula because of their phytonutrient content, antioxidant-supportive properties, and polyphenol concentration. Polyphenols (phenolic acids, favonoids, stilbenes, and lignans) are produced by plants and often play a defensive role, protecting the plant from UV radiation, oxidation, and pathogens. In many cases, it is the polyphenol component of medicinal plants that exerts activity, such as modulating enzymes and cell receptors, in the body. Research strongly supports a role for polyphenols in promoting and maintaining health.*[3,4]
Berries are an especially rich source of polyphenols and other health-promoting elements.[5,6] Blueberries, cranberries, and chokeberries have been found to contain relatively high concentrations of compounds with highly effective radical scavenging structures, contributing to total antioxidant capacity. The consumption of bilberry and chokeberry has been shown to signifcantly increase the concentration of health-supportive polyphenols in plasma. Goji berries have been consumed for their health-promoting benefts for over 2000 years. Contemporary research suggests that goji juice supplementation signifcantly increased antioxidant markers in human subjects.*
Alongside The Antioxidant’s berry concentrates are extracts from a variety of other “super” fruits. Mangosteen is a “berry-type” fruit; its pericarp (peel, rind, hull) has a long history of use as a traditional medicine and recently has been studied for its role in antioxidant and immune support.[10, 11] Pomegranate juice supplementation was found to have an inhibitory effect on lipid peroxidation in plasma, lipoproteins, and macrophages; researchers suggest this is important to the support of cardiovascular and cellular health. The Antioxidant contains grape skin, seed, and pulp in a concentrated extract. Research on grape polyphenols suggests that they may have direct effects on vasorelaxation and may promote cardiovascular health and function. The apple has long been understood to be a pillar in the foundation of a healthy diet, and this has been underscored by the old adage we learned as children: “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Research supports this traditional wisdom and reveals that even the skin of the apple contains polyphenols that appear to play a protective role in oxidative stress.*
The role of polyphenols appears to extend beyond their antioxidant capacity. Research suggests that polyphenol-rich extracts may exert positive effects on cardiovascular health. Mechanisms of action appear to include the promotion of endothelial function and healthy platelet aggregation.[3,15-17] In order to more accurately highlight the health effects of specifc polyphenols, researchers have called for the compilation of a comprehensive polyphenol database. Ongoing research promises to reveal even more detailed and intriguing facts about the role that these complex phytonutrients play in human health.*
The Antioxidant features concentrated whole fruit and berry extracts with a total polyphenol content of no less than 40% and an oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) of not less than 6000 TE/gram. The Antioxidant ingredients undergo stringent quality assurance testing through the Adulterant Screening Program. This program screens for economic adulterants, pesticide residues, solvent residues, ETO (ethylene oxide), irradiation, and GMOs (genetically modifed organisms).
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
DR. WILL COLE | COLE NATURAL HEALTH CENTERS
Dr. Will Cole, IFMCP, DNM, DC, leading functional medicine expert, consults people around the world via webcam and locally in Pittsburgh. He received his doctorate from Southern California University of Health Sciences and post doctorate education and training in functional medicine and clinical nutrition. He specializes in clinically researching underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems. Dr. Cole was named one of the top 50 functional medicine and integrative doctors in the nation and is the best selling author of Ketotarian and The Inflammation Spectrum.