What are antioxidants?
You've probably heard of antioxidants and the importance of these for the body. But what are antioxidants actually? Antioxidants are a group of substances with a similar effect: the capture of free radicals in body cells and thus the protection of healthy body cells against external influences. This process prevents oxidative damage due to, for example, (air) pollution and sunlight (UV radiation).
The antioxidants include the following substances: vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, copper, manganese and more.
What are antioxidants found in?
Antioxidants are mainly found in foods rich in, among other things, the above vitamins and minerals. This makes vegetables and fruit in particular excellent sources of antioxidants. If you eat little of this one day, it may be wise to take a supplement.
Are antioxidants dangerous?
As with everything, it is wise to adhere to the recommended dosages. More is not always better, and an unnecessarily high intake of antioxidants can have the opposite effect. We therefore always recommend that you do not exceed the recommended amount of a product.