What Is It?
Supplementation with antioxidants such as vitamins C and E has been growing rapidly in the past few years as research on harmful free radicals intensifies. Free radicals are atoms, ions, or molecules with one or more unpaired electrons that bind to and destroy cellular compounds. Dietary antioxidants disarm free radicals through a number of different mechanisms. Foremost, they bind to the free electrons, "pairing up” with them, creating an innocuous cellular compound that the body can eliminate as waste. AntiOxidant Formula offers a synergistic, broad spectrum of antioxidants designed to protect against free radical damage in every cell of the body.
Uses For AntiOxidant Formula
Antioxidant Support: This formula offers a range of antioxidant nutrients to promote cellular health as well as support and enhance the body’s natural defense mechanisms against free radicals: the enzymes superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase. Recent research points to the fact that a synergistic combination of antioxidants is more effective than the total effect of each antioxidant taken alone.*
What Is The Source?
Milk thistle extract is derived from Silybum marianum seed and standardized to contain 80% silymarin. Mixed carotenoids containing beta carotene, alpha carotene, zeaxanthin, cryptoxanthin and lutein are derived from D. salina (algae). Natural vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol succinate) is derived from soybean oil, processed and purified to contain no soy protein or isoflavones. Riboflavin (B2) is derived from corn fermentation. N-acetyl-l-cysteine (NAC) is synthetic. Selenium and zinc are derived from earthen ore. Ascorbyl palmitate is derived from corn dextrose fermentation and palm oil.
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or Precautions?
If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product. Rare side effects of N-acetyl-l-cysteine and milk thistle include headache, dry mouth, itching and dizziness. Milk thistle should be avoided by individuals with allergies to members of the aster (Compositea/Asteraceae) family.
Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
Some studies have reported that milk thistle extract can affect the way that the liver breaks down medications metabolized by the cytochrome P450 system, altering the effects of these medications and possibly the dose needed for treatment. Consult your physician for more information.
Pure Encapsulations recommends 1–2 capsules daily, in divided doses, with meals.
1 capsule contains:
Vitamin A (as beta carotene) 10,000 IU (200%DV)
Vitamin E 100 IU (333%DV)
---(as D-alpha tocopherol succinate)
Riboflavin (B2) 25mg (1471%DV)
Zinc (picolinate) 5mg (33%DV)
Selenium (selenomethionine) 100mcg (143%DV)
N-acetyl-l-cysteine (NAC) 100mg
Milk thistle (silybum marianum) extract (seed) 100mg
---(Standardized to contain 80% silymarin)
Mixed carotenoids 300mcg
---(as alpha carotene, zeaxanthin, cryptoxanthin and lutein)
Ascorbyl Palmitate (fat-soluble vitamin C) 100mg
Other Ingredients: vegetarian capsule (cellulose, water), gelatin.
Contains NO: dairy, wheat, yeast, gluten, sugar, soy, preservatives, hydrogenated oils, hidden coatings, excipients, binders, fillers, shellacs, artificial colors or fragrance.
Adults: Take 1 to 2 capsules per day, in divided doses, with meals.
If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product. Rare side effects of n-acetyl-l-cysteine and milk thistle include headache, dry mouth, itching and dizziness. Milk thistle should be avoided by individuals with allergies to members of the aster (Compositea/Asteraceae) family. Keep out of the reach of children.