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What's the best antioxidant supplement for the skin for a 30 year old woman?

What's the best antioxidant supplement for the skin for a 30 year old woman?

Topical Retinol: Retinol (vitamin a) has antioxidant properties. There is an abundance of scientific studies demonstrating the benefits of topical retinol for the reduction of acne, fine lines, wrinkles, photodamage, and hyperpigmentation. ...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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Should antioxidant supplements be promoted to the elderly by their doctors?

Should antioxidant supplements be promoted to the elderly by their doctors?

No not really: There is no definite proof that antioxidant supplements help anyone including the elderly. So we can not recommend them too strongly. ...Read more

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Which antioxidants vitamins or herbs supplement is safe to eat ???

Which antioxidants vitamins or herbs supplement is safe to eat ???

Multivitamins: are like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. The dose (read label and check that half or more of the ingredients are several 100 per cent above RDA. Dose more important than a long list. Ask about a specific condition or supplement ...Read more

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What are the best antioxidants? Between foods,beverages and herbal supplements

What are the best 
antioxidants? Between foods,beverages and herbal supplements

Nobody really knows: There are thousands of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies. Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... but not upon real research because real research is hard to do and is expensive to do). Also, how does one know what really is in a supplement? ...Read more

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Please tell me, could i give my son a multi-vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant supplement?

Please tell me, could i give my son a multi-vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant supplement?

Why?: Has he been diagnosed with a deficiency? Have symptoms? Then see you doctor. Is he eating normal? A balanced diet of meat and vegetables? Then no. Supplements are not necessary. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could give my son a multi-vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant supplement?

Can you tell me if i could give my son a multi-vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant supplement?

Likely fine: If yours is a vitamin family, i see no problem in common supplements. A well balance nutrition, rest and exercise support normal growth in kids. Most of these supplements leave the body in the urine the day they are given. I caution parents to avoid excesses of vitamin a, e, d or k as these fat soluble vitamins do store up in the bodies fat cells and can produce problems. ...Read more

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Is selenium supplement good as for antioxidant purposes in our body. And what is the recommended dose for 24y male and is it good for liver .Nash?

Is selenium supplement good as  for antioxidant purposes in our body.  And what is the recommended dose for 24y male and is it good for liver .Nash?

I wouldn't advise it: Thirty years of work on antioxidants has made it pretty clear that they don't prevent disease or improve longevity, despite all the theoretical reasons that they are supposed to. There's one reference in an obscure journal in 2005 to selenium having been tried for nash and on the evidence it was a dismal failure -- if it worked, the research piranhas would be all over it. It's your choice. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take biotin, b-12, antioxidant supplement and a multi vitamin?

Is it ok to take biotin, b-12, antioxidant supplement and a multi vitamin?

A good multivitamin: has all of those. It if always preferable to take one pill instead of a slew of pills. You could take a multivitamin and the supplement.. But do your research on multivitamins which have all of them. Try Whole Foods store. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more