ANTIOXIDANTS – PHYTOPATH™
Antioxidants – Phytopath – This supplement contains substantial amounts of some of the best antioxidants substances available, including Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins (OPCs), and is especially important for people who don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables.
Do you get enough fruits and vegetables in your diet?
If you’re like most adults, you do not. PhytoPath can help by supplying a spectrum of natural plant compounds as well as vitamins, botanicals, and specialty nutrients that provide antioxidant protection against free radical damage. Ingredients include Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins (OPCs) from Grape Seed and Maritime Bark Extract to support the skin, eyes, and metabolic systems; Betatene, natural beta carotene with mixed carotenoids to help protect cells and provide an important form of vitamin A; natural vitamin E to generate antioxidant protection for the heart and other organs; N-acetyl-cysteine, a building block to glutathione in the body; vitamin C, which plays a role in supporting connective tissue, bones, teeth, blood vessels, and immune function; and additional botanical concentrates, such as green tea, quercitin, citrus bioflavonoids, and extracts of pomegranate, apricot, nectarine, and prune skin.*
What it will do for you:
Antioxidant is a classification of several vitamin-rich organic substances, including bioflavonoids, phytonutrients, and the carotenoids that add color to fruits and vegetables. At the molecular and cellular levels, antioxidants deactivate free radicals, which are damaged molecules that seek to repair themselves by stealing materials from our body’s healthy cells. Free radicals are the natural byproducts of many processes within and among cells, and they are also created by exposure to various environmental factors–such as air pollution, pesticides, food additives, and radiation–and the effects of aging, stress, and illness. We all need a nutritional shield and defense against the hazards of everyday living. Free radicals are believed to play a role in many different health problems. Free radicals can cause damage to cell walls, certain cell structures, and genetic material within cells. Over time, this damage can become irreversible.*
Free radicals are reactive molecules that “steal” electrons away from other molecules. Cells generate these radicals as a natural consequence of metabolic processes. The most common radicals produced in the human body are superoxide, an oxygen-centered radical with limited reactivity, and hydroxyl, a highly reactive oxygen-centered radical that attacks all molecules in the human body. These radicals cause damage to the molecular components of cells, particularly the lipids that make up the cell membrane. They can also cause damage to the molecular structure of DNA. The body can also be exposed to free radicals generated in the environment.
Fortunately, natural antioxidant systems have evolved in the body that help minimize the potential damage caused by free radicals. These antioxidant systems neutralize free radicals by donating their electrons to the radicals, thus eliminating the need for molecules important in cellular structure and function to become involved.
Many of these antioxidant systems are augmented by food-derived antioxidants, such as vitamins E and C, beta-carotene, bioflavonoids, and indoles, as well as various minerals, such as zinc, copper, and magnesium. These dietary components act either directly in the body as antioxidants or function as key components of the cell’s natural antioxidant defenses.*
Q. Why is PhytoPath a better product than any other pycnogenol product?
A. PhytoPath contains not only grape seed extract but it also contains maritime bark extract along with vitamin A, vitamin C, green tea extract, polyphenols, and other specialty nutrients with antioxidant effects.
Q. What is a polyphenol?
A. Polyphenols are antioxidants that are plant substances, such as anthocyananins, flavonoids, and poranthocyanidins.
Q. What are Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins (OPCs)?
A. A powerful blend of botanical extracts (grape seed and maritime bark extract) called oligomeric proanthocyanidins. They support the skin and eyes and the metabolic systems in the body.
Q. The PhytoPath contains green tea extract. Does caffeine occur naturally in the green tea?
A. Yes, the Green tea contains a small amount of naturally occurring caffeine.
Q. How much of the naturally occurring caffeine is found in the PhytoPath?
A. Each capsule can contain approximately 6 mgs.