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Acai Antioxidant Support
Is acai berry worth a try? What are doctors' opinions on this? I hear it's an antioxidant and it helps speed up metabolism, am i right?
Anectodal : The acai berry is filled with potent antioxidants called anthocyanins & flavonoids. Studies have shown the acai berry has more antioxidant capacity than other fruits. Although there is not research based evidence at this time, the acai berry is anectodally reported to help with weight loss through an unexplained mechanism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells against oxidation, especially oxidation by molecules called free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Vitamins a, c, e, as well as beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and selenium, are common antioxidants. Foods high in antioxidants include fruits, ...Read more
Does anyone have any warm and fuzzy feelings about taking the supplement NAC on a daily basis for antioxidant and liver support?
Company does...: I bet the company that sells the product has warm and fuzzy feelings. We here at HealthTap don't promote individual products. Nor do most of us promote the use of supplements routinely. It is far better to eat the nutrients you need than take them in the form of a supplement. It is a rare person who actually NEEDS a supplement because of medical circumstances. Helps the company who sells them! ...Read more
Many!: Berries, fruits, and vegetables are among the best sources for antioxidants. Some excellent choices include: blueberries, cranberries, apples, pears, spinach, potatoes (with peel), broccoli, kidney beans, walnuts, green tea, etc. The mayo clinic answers this question and provides a more expansive list at the following link: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/medical-edge-newspaper-2009/jun-05b.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Attack free radicals: Antioxidants in pills and added to food are increasingly being deemed potentially harmful because of their ability to overwhelm our immune system and neutralize certain helpful free radicals. Get your antioxidants from natural food like fruits and vegetables and there are no such concerns. See http://mdprevent.Blogspot.Com/2013/01/the-case-against-antioxidants.Html?M=1. ...Read more