Antioxidants

Antioxidants

Antioxidants

What exactly are antioxidants?

Antioxidants ensure that free radicals do not cause damage in our body. Free radicals are aggressive molecules, which arise during oxidation processes in our body. A free radical was once a normal atom in your body, which by the loss of an electron has become a free radical.

These free radicals are not always bad: they make intruders like bacteria harmless and are therefore indispensable. But they also attack normal cells and thus cause an accelerated oxidation (aging) of these cells.

In order to control the oxidative action of free radicals, your body needs antioxidants. Some antioxidants your body produces itself, such as glutathione and melatonin. Other types you get through your diet, such as vitamins C and E.

Antioxidants have an abundance of electrons and can "donate" them to free radicals, which are then restored to normal molecules.

An Antioxidant can donate an electron to a free radical and render it harmless.

Oxidation

Oxidation in the body is a normal process. Oxidize means: to connect with oxygen. This happens for example by pollution, heavy metals, (cigarette) smoke, chemicals and an unhealthy diet.

Oxidation-increasing factors are:

  • stress
  • inflammation
  • extreme exercise
  • high calorie intake
  • disease

Actually, you could say that a person cannot live without oxygen, but it will also kill you slowly. Another word for oxidising is rusting. A person rusts during his life as it were slowly.

In what foods are antioxidants?

Antioxidants can be found in many different organic ingredients.
A small selection from our collection:

Acai, Bee Pollen, Blueberries, Kale, Cacao Beans, Lemon Ginger, Chlorella, Cranberries, Gojiberries, Wheat Grass, Junipers, Turmeric, Lucuma, Matcha, Mushrooms, Pumpkin Seeds, Red Onions, Carrots and Yerba Maté.

  1. Acai Powder freeze-dried Organic
    Acai Powder freeze-dried Organic SKU: 40001-conf
    Rating:
    100%
    As low as €11.38 incl. VAT: €11.38
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  2. Kale Powder Organic
    Kale Powder Organic SKU: 89109-conf
    Rating:
    100%
    As low as €5.20 incl. VAT: €5.20
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  3. Goji Berries Organic
    Goji Berries Organic SKU: 40042-conf
    Rating:
    100%
    As low as €4.22 incl. VAT: €4.22
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  4. Junipers Whole germfree Organic
    Junipers Whole germ-reduced Organic SKU: 80138-conf
    As low as €4.55 incl. VAT: €4.55
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  5. 7 Mushrooms mix Organic
    7 Mushrooms mix Organic SKU: 46470-conf
    Rating:
    90%
    As low as €8.49 incl. VAT: €8.49
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October 26, 2021
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