Certain vitamins, minerals and bioactive substances from fruits and vegetables are also collectively referred to as antioxidants. The name says something about how it works.

Antioxidants ensure that other substances in your body do not oxidize and thus protect healthy cells and tissues against unwanted reactions. Dietary supplements may also contain antioxidants. These are substances such as vitamins E and C, certain minerals and other bioactive substances from fruit and vegetables. In this article we briefly explain what antioxidants do for your health.

What do antioxidants do for your health?

Antioxidants are substances that protect healthy cells and tissues in the body against harmful molecules called free radicals. Free radicals are continuously created in our body during energy production. They also have useful functions, such as killing bacteria. But in excess they can damage cells and tissues. Free radicals can also be caused by external factors such as pollution, smoking and UV radiation.

Antioxidants protect the body against free radicals by neutralizing them before they can cause damage. Antioxidants are therefore important for maintaining good health.

Which substances work as antioxidants?

The antioxidant effect in the body has been demonstrated for vitamins E and C, beta-carotene and for the trace elements selenium, copper and zinc. For many other bioactive substances such as flavonoids, polyphenols or carotenoids from vegetables and fruit, for example, there are strong indications that they also have an antioxidant effect.

Antioxidants in nutritional supplements

Antioxidants are found in many different preparations, such as a multivitamin, a herbal preparation or a product with a specific purpose.

The label may then state that the supplement has an 'antioxidative effect'. The nutrients, including vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, selenium, copper, zinc, coenzyme Q10 and Pine Bark OPC, are known for their antioxidant effect.

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