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Can I take Somnapure natural sleep aid and Puritea natural energy and antioxidants from Peak Life with current medications?

Can I take Somnapure natural sleep aid and Puritea natural energy and antioxidants from Peak Life with current medications?

I'd be careful. ..: As you know, manufacture of herbal supplements is not regulated so their purity, safety and effectiveness can not be guaranteed. You are on some medicines, including Lamictal and Toviaz, (fesoterodine) which are unique and actually could interact with quite a few things. Somnopure contains valerian extract & Puritea contains ginseng. I hate to discourage something that sounds so promising, but I would avoid. ...Read more

Antioxidant (Definition)

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


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Can taking anioxidents like acai and grape seed extract help clean drugs out of you and your unborn baby?

Can taking anioxidents like acai and grape seed extract help clean drugs out of you and your unborn baby?

No: Avoid herbal supplements during pregnancy. Many have not been studied in pregnancy for effect and dosing and may cause you and your unborn baby some untoward effects. Stick with your prenatal vitamins. These are enough and stay off illicit drugs at all times, during and after the pregnancy. Good luck! ...Read more

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What do antioxidants do?

What do antioxidants do?

Free radicals: Antioxidants help to prevent cell damage from free radicals. ...Read more

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Are there any antioxidants in seeds?

Are there any antioxidants in seeds?

Yes...: Muscadine grape seeds; sesame seeds, are potent sources of anti-oxidants. Ask your doctor (or the local health food store) for more information. ...Read more

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What is the best single antioxidant?

Vitamin C: This is not a simple question. All the vitamins work as a complex team and they all play a part in the normal consumption of oxygen. Google my blog "oxygen, the spark of life". There is a post on the use of supplementary vitamins. ...Read more

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What do antioxidants protect you from?

What do antioxidants protect you from?

A heart attack: Antioxidants mainly reduce your chances of suffering from a heart attack. They mainly prevent the generation of oxygen free radicals which are involved in atherosclerosis (the process by which the blood vessels are blocked leading to a heart attack). ...Read more

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Where do we find the most antioxidants?

Anti-oxidants: Most anti-oxidants that we eat are found in densely colored foods such as: fruits, berries, vegetables, and some spices. ...Read more

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What are some foods rich in antioxidants?

What are some foods rich in antioxidants?

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 more

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What are the food sources of antioxidants?

Anti-oxidants: Major anti-oxidants are found in densely colored fruits, berries and vegetables eating mainly in the raw state. Also found in whole grains and nuts. ...Read more

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Does your body excrete excess antioxidants?

ANTIOXIDANTS: There are several hundred known antioxidant foods and supplements, they all have their of way of being metabolized and excreted. Some from the liver, some from the kidneys etc. ...Read more

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What do antioxidants really do for the body?

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

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Wanted to know if antioxidants reverse aging?

Wanted to know if antioxidants reverse aging?

Of course not: Antioxidants won't even slow it. The truth is that our bodies are programmed to wear out and slowing this will be trickier than the next advances against cancer. Specific antioxidants have a few narrow uses, but overall, the utter failure of administering antioxidants to slow aging or successfully treat any common illness is one of the greatest disappointments of medical science in recent years. ...Read more

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Can you have too many antioxidants in one day?

Can you have too many antioxidants in one day?

Yes: Some antioxidants are water soluble and will just leave the body through the urine however some are fat soluble and too much of these can be harmful. Too much vitamin c and magnesium can cause loose bowels but are not dangerous unless you keep taking them and become dehydrated. ...Read more

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Help please! Is antioxidant good for your body?

Help please! Is antioxidant good for your body?

Not in pills: 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

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What are some organic drinks with antioxidants?

What are some organic drinks with antioxidants?

Kombucha: Consider kombucha. It is an effervescent fermented beverage made of cultures of bacteria and yeast. It is very healthy. But keep serving size small if you have blood sugar problems. ...Read more

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What are some advantages to taking antioxidants?

What are some advantages to taking antioxidants?

Binding free radical: Free radicals are thought to be like chemical monsters and combine with other chemicals that can attack the body and cause cancer and heart disease. The thinking is to get rid of the free radicals to reduce disease before it happens. ...Read more

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Which types of foods are highest in antioxidants?

Best veggies & fruit: Gogi berries, pomegranates, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, prunes, raisins, raspberries, plums, cherries, red grapes, oranges, kale, alfalfa sprouts, brussel sprouts, spinach, red bell peppers, onions, beets, broccoli flowers, & eggplant are all rich in antioxidants. ...Read more

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How much blueberry's per day is good antioxidant?

2-3 cups per day: Research studies have proven benefit of eating the juice of 3/4 pound of blueberries a day for 12 weeks. 3 cups of fruit a day is recommended, though you can also include other anti-oxidant rich fruits like raspberries, blackberries, cherries and grapes. Even more fruit might help, though wise to choose less-sweet fruits like those mentioned. See http://tinyurl. Com/ktfla for more on blueberries. ...Read more

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What are free radicals and antioxidants good for?

Free radical = bad: Free radicals = bad. Antioxidants = good. Free radicals are unstable molecules which can damage cells and lead to cancer. Antioxidants protect cells for the free radicals. ...Read more

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How can you obtain antioxidants through your diet?

How can you obtain antioxidants through your diet?

C, E, CoQ10 etc: Mother Nature supplies both oxidants and antioxidants, but only if your diet is natural. Avoid empty calories, especially sugary junk ...Read more

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Please tell me what foods are high in antioxidants?

Here are some: Gogi berries, pomegranates, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, prunes, raisins, raspberries, plums, cherries, red grapes, oranges, kale, alfalfa sprouts, brussel sprouts, spinach, red bell peppers, onions, beets, broccoli flowers, & eggplant are all rich in antioxidants. ...Read more

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What exactly the antioxidants do?! thanks in advance;)

What exactly the antioxidants do?! thanks in advance;)

Antioxidants: Antioxidants contained in many colorful vegetables counter act free radicals in the body that can lead to various illnesses including cancer. Consult tufts university nutrition letter for expert knowledge in this area. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: antioxidant?

Prevents oxidation: 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, vegetables, nuts, and grains. ...Read more

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Do you have to take antioxidants daily for them to work?

Do you have to take antioxidants daily for them to work?

Yes: Anti oxidants help support the immune system. People who have high levels of inflammation, endurance athletes, and have chronic illness need more antioxidants. People trying to prevent health problems should do a replenishment phase of 6 months and then maintenance of 4x/week (unless they get sick then back to daily use). ...Read more

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What is the best schedule in taking antioxidants daily?

What is the best schedule in taking antioxidants daily?

Careful. Marketing: Within cells: powerfully controlling (both promoting & inhibiting) oxidation in specific locations critical & many “anti-oxidant” products have been promoted. Yet clinical evidence remains that the vast majority of products actually do little if any benefit, indeed some, like vit e, in increased dose have increased problems & death rate. The issues are complex much ignorance remains, buyer beware. ...Read more

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What type of vegetable has the most antioxidant properties?

Colorful ones!: All vegetables have good chemicals and fiber in them. Broccoli, tomattos, squash spinach and cauliflower are considered good. Take a generous dose of one or more of them at each meal time. Also fruits are good in addition to the veggies. ...Read more

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Is there clinical evidence that antioxidants improve health?

LargelyNo, Marketing: Every cell on the planet is designed to deal with oxygen; combining it with carbon (CO2) &/or hydrogen (H2O), (along with other atoms) to release chemical energy used to facilitate/drive cellular actions. Oxidation (combining with oxygen/atoms on right side of periodic table) can also damage cellular structure, thus the concept, but with little accurate understanding of most of the complexities. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between antioxidants in different foods?

Probably: There was a recent dutch study done to try to investigate the benefits of different types of fruits and vegetables, which they grouped by color. The "white fruits, " including apples and pears, showed a very strongly positive benefit in reduction of the risk of stroke. The authors found that other fruit groups might have different benefits that weren't specifically tracked in that study. ...Read more

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Whta is an antioxidant? How does it help the body stay healthy?

Whta is an antioxidant? How does it help the body stay healthy?

Normal oxygen use: Without oxygen you die, but oxygen is also poisonous when it is in excess. Oxidants and antioxidants strike a balance between two extremes, moderation in everything ...Read more

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Can ageing of a person can be stop by high doses of antioxidants?

Not quite!: At present we have no definite means to stop the normal aging process. Antioxidents are promoted for all types of health benefits but their value to stop aging is very doubtful.
Just eat healthy, exercise daily and keep your weight under control. This si the best way to avoid shortening your normal age span. ...Read more

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Would like to have explanation of foods that are rich in antioxidants?

Would like to have explanation of foods that are rich in antioxidants?

Many: Sources: berries, beans, fruits, vegetables, green tea, coffee, red wine, many fruit juices, nuts, herbs (ground cloves, cinnamon, ginger, oregano, turmeric powder), grains (especially old-based products), & dark chocolate. It is highly recommended to consume whole foods rather than take supplements. Antioxidants add to general health regardless of illness but medical care is necessary for specifi. ...Read more

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Would like to have explanation of what foods are rich in antioxidants?

Would like to have explanation of what foods are rich in antioxidants?

Many: Sources: berries, beans, fruits, vegetables, green tea, coffee, red wine, many fruit juices, nuts, herbs (ground cloves, cinnamon, ginger, oregano, turmeric powder), grains (especially old-based products), & dark chocolate. It is highly recommended to consume whole foods rather than take supplements. Antioxidants add to general health regardless of illness but medical care is necessary for specifi. ...Read more

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Is it beneficial to eat food high in antioxidants after physical exercise?

Is it beneficial to eat food high in antioxidants after physical exercise?

No: Antioxidants are intimately involved in the prevention of cellular damage. However, the role of antioxidant supplementation in a well nourished athlete is controversial. They will not help so eat a balanced diet at least 2 hours before exercising. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many mg of antioxidants should a person get each day?

No known quota: 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

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Given so many antioxidant sources, and claims, what is the best of all of them?

Fruit and vegetables: The best source of antioxidants is your food. Eat your fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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What's the most inexpensive way to get all the daily antioxidants a person needs?

Fruit and vegetable: The cheapest way is to eat your fruits and vegetables and not waste your money on pills and capsules. ...Read more

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How much dark chocolate should I eat daily to get the maximum antioxidant benefit?

Antioxidant qty: There are no established dietary requirements for antioxidants. A recent article in nature suggests that too much antioxidant can be deleterious. The answer is that we don't know exactly how much chocolate to eat to get the best effect. Rather than one source of antioxidant, try to diversify your diet to include many types of antioxidants such as bluberries, carrots, spinach, etc. ...Read more

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Which are the geniune antioxidants to reverse multiorgan reversal of aging changes?

Which are the geniune antioxidants to reverse multiorgan reversal of aging changes?

No Anti-Oxidants: Science has growing evidence that anti-oxidants are not effective in any way to help or benefit one's health. Good nutrition and daily good hydration as well as good restorative sleep are the best approach here. ...Read more

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Is it ok if I took antioxidants pills? If it's ok to take what kind of pills should I take

Antioxidants: Recent scientific evidence proves that the hype about 'anti-oxidants" is just hype. There is no real medical benefit to these products. I doubt that any physician here on health tap would recommend any of these products. ...Read more