We all keep hearing the word antioxidant and its abbreviations; teatox, detox, cleanse etc. An antioxidant is a preventative for cell damage caused by free radicals. 

What on earth are free radicals?

Free radicals (or oxidants) are produced naturally by our bodies and found in the environment. Our bodies create them to help fight off viruses and microbes but too many can contribute to certain cancers and heart disease. Hence, why so many popular antioxidants such as green tea and turmeric have mentions of them being a preventative or support for illnesses like cancer.  

So, back to antioxidants and detoxing. We are exposing our body every day to processed foods and environmental pollution, alcohol, smoking, as well as other less serious but still harmful factors. Detoxing is now vital for maintaining optimum health. 

Consuming antioxidants, and ‘flushing’ our body will help with a whole host of symptoms including: 

  • Poor immune system
  • Acne and other bacterial illnesses
  • Combatting negative effects of intense medication
  • Damage caused by drinking or smoking
  • Combat signs of ageing

What ingredients should you be looking for?

There are numerous detox drinks, antioxidant tablets, cleansing solutions and more. Some of the key ingredients to look for in a good antioxidant supplement would be:

  • Green tea (matcha is even better) 
  • Turmeric (curcumin is even better)
  • Grape Seed extract (Resveratrol)
  • Wheat Grass 
  • Spirulina
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Aronia Berry (rare)
  • Cranberry
  • Blueberry
  • Goji Berry
  • Garlic
  • Milk Thistle

What should I be careful of?

It’s the same with any health supplement, the strength. Just because the product says ‘high strength’ doesn’t necessarily mean it is. These statements could be based on the current or previous RDI (Recommended Daily Intake). Be wary of RDI figures and percentages, they are often based on a body that is already healthy. If you have one of the ailments mentioned above, it could be because you are deficient, or your body needs more than a ‘normal’ body. Remember, everyone is different, but don’t worry too much about it, the simplest way is to look for a highly commended brand, look at the scientific research that has gone into a product, look to see if there are any doctors or athletes that recommend it. It sounds like a lot of work, but you may as well not waste your money, and find a product that really work, these do exist!

Recommended products

First up is De-liver-ance, a liquid shot that can be consumed every day or routinely to give your body that restoration it needs to combat all the harmful effects of a polluted environment and toxic processed food most of us consume daily. De-liver-ance helps maintain normal liver function and is a natural detoxification enhancer that helps the body quickly remove harmful toxins and restore balance.

To be at the forefront of the future of detoxification products, De-liver-ance knew that their ingredients had to derive from Mother Nature herself. That’s why De-liver-ance turned to the tried and true natural herbs and extracts which have been used in Eastern remedies for the past 5,000 years.

Our other product pick for antioxidants is Nuzest Good Green Stuff. More than a multi-vitamin and more than just greens, Good Green Stuff is a complex multi-nutrient formula that helps make it simple to be and stay healthy. Based on the latest scientific research and formulated for maximum vitality. Includes over 75+ Ingredients for comprehensive nutritional support. It is a potent blend of carefully selected fruits, vegetables and herbs - with added vitamins, minerals, friendly bacteria, plant foods and extracts and a bunch of other essential nutrients. It packs a punch with the very best ingredients for optimum health.