Antioxidants, Immunity, and Your Skin

Your body’s immune system is a work horse, always running to prevent diseases and cure infections but sometimes it needs a little help. Antioxidants are, arguably, the most important line of defense when it comes to your overall health. As we talked about before - they are our body's "soldiers" that defend against free radical damage and keep our immune systems working strong.

Antioxidants neutralize the free radicals in our body, protecting the structural integrity of cells and tissues. When that doesn’t happen, the free radicals can cause damage in our bodies and lead to inflammation. Inflammation is actually an important function of the immune system, but when it goes out of control, it can cause serious damage. It’s been linked to major diseases such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and wait for it…signs of aging.

How do Antioxidants work?

Free radicals are unstable molecules that actually steal electrons from other molecules, damaging them in the process. How do antioxidants neutralize and eliminate free radicals? By giving up some of their own electrons! In making this sacrifice, they act as an “off” switch for free radicals, eliminating them from the bloodstream and keeping our bodies functioning at optimal levels.

Free radicals are a byproduct of normal cellular function, but we are exposed to additional free radicals all the time from external sources like pollution, UV rays, cigarette smoke, even some processed foods. And while many parts of the body are affected by free radical damage, the immune system is particularly sensitive!

Where are the Antioxidants?

You may not realize it, but a lot of the vitamins and minerals that we talk about all the time are powerful antioxidants – like Beta-carotene, Selenium, Zinc, Vitamin E and the powerhouse - Vitamin C!

Antioxidants are readily available in the foods we eat – especially fruits and vegetables. Typically, the brighter or deeper the color, the higher the antioxidant value. Think green leafy veggies, and bright, colorful berries.

But, most of us don't get enough from our diets, so supplementing is a great idea. Our all-natural Super Beauty Elixir is loaded with antioxidants from fresh dried berry powders, along with antioxidant powerhouse, Resveratrol. We've also blended in Hyaluronic Acid and Bioactive Collagen Peptides that are clinically proven to reduce wrinkles and increase collagen! Just add one stick of powder daily to 20 ounces of water and voila! Immune boosting skin protection.

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