You read the word everywhere but what exactly is an antioxidant and why do we pack the Rejuvenated products full to the brim with them?
Antioxidants are chemicals (both naturally occurring and man-made) that can prevent or slow cell damage. An “antioxidant” is actually not a substance; it’s a behaviour.
Cells become unstable as they lose electrons (positive and negative charges) to become ‘free radicals’ starting a chain reaction and damaging other cells. Any compound that has the ability to give electrons and counteract free radicals has antioxidant properties.
Vitamins found in fruits, vegetables and herbs are full of antioxidants to help protect tissues in the body. The reason we use extracts from antioxidant rich plants in our products is enhance the benefits of your results.
Here are just some we have included in our award winning range.
Antioxidants for youthful skin
An amazing super food from the Amazon, packed with over 19 amino acids, essential fatty acids for skin health and vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and E. Not only is Açaí Berry a potent antioxidant which is high in essential fatty acids it has been linked to arterial health for better blood supply to the cells. Find out why we consider acai berries to be a power-packed super ingredient for your skin — and everything else you’ll ever need to know about it.
There has been much excitement about this natural source of super power from sea algae, it contains many times more antioxidant power than vitamin C, beta carotene, green tea, CoQ10, lutein.
Grape seed extract
A naturally occurring antioxidant which is an oligomeric proanthocyanidin (OPCs). Grape seed extract is a more powerful antioxidant than vitamin E and C. A great anti-inflammatory.
The humble pine bark has over 40 antioxidants and works synergistically with vitamin C and vitamin E. It has anti-inflammatory properties, binds with collagen and helps to protect the skin from free radical damage.
Trans-resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant naturally sourced from grapes, certain berries and various plants to help protect them against environmental stresses. It is found naturally in red wine, hence the belief that red wine can actually have a positive effect on health. Our super strength Trans-Resveratrol (98% extract) is a highly available form of Resveratrol which is extremely well absorbed by the human body when compared to other forms of Resveratrol. Several studies suggest that the Trans-Resveratrol in red wine may contribute to the low incidences of coronary heart disease in France. As an antioxidant Trans-Resveratrol has been shown to be more effective than Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Beta Carotene.