Reference Guide for ANTIOXIDANTS


Reference Guide for: Vitamins   Minerals   Amino Acids   Herbs   Special Nutrients   ANTIOXIDANTS   Dietary Fibers   Nutritional Greens   Digestive Nutrients   also see   Nutritional Glossary 

This information is designed to help adults make informed decisions about their health and is intended to be used for general nutritional information and educational purposes only.  It is not intended to prescribe, treat, cure, diagnose or prevent any particular medical problem or disease, or to promote any particular product. Women who are pregnant or nursing should always consult with their doctors before taking any supplements. You should always consult your health care professional for individual guidance for specific health concerns. Persons with medical conditions should seek professional medical care.

Antioxidants Overview

Antioxidants are nutrients that protect against health-threatening "free radicals." Antioxidants neutralize "free radicals" before they can attack healthy cells and cause damage.  There are over 50 degenerative diseases in which "free radicals" are implicated, including cancer and heart disease.

Every cell in your body contains atoms, with a positively charged nucleus, and negatively charged electrons surrounding them. It would look something like the sun with planets surrounding it. When your body is exposed to air pollution, cigarette smoke, chemicals, pesticides, alcohol, drugs, smog, toxic fumes, fried foods, polyunsaturated fats, etc., electrons can be pulled out of orbit. When this happens, the atom, which is missing the electron, becomes unstable and begins to grab electrons from other nearby molecules to replace it, causing chain reactions. The unstable electrons are called "free radicals," because they have been freed or liberated from where they were. The chain reactions caused by liberated electrons can send "free radicals" throughout your blood stream and body creating havoc and even possibly setting the stage for cancer, heart disease and a host of other potentially fatal diseases.

Think what would happen if a large crane were driven through the streets of Manhattan with an uncontrolled wrecking ball swinging from side to side. The skyscrapers might not fall, but they would be severely damaged. , That's similar to what 'free radicals" can do to your cells. "Free radicals" can start ricocheting oft cells damaging the cell membranes and eventually damaging intracellular structures such as the mitochondria and nucleus. Without adequate antioxidant protection, they will eventually damage DNA, actually causing mutations. These mutations may result in cancer. Damaged cell membranes also allow viruses to enter the body more freely. In the bloodstream, "free radicals" are machine-gunning microscopic shrapnel, causing injury to the lining of your arteries and blood vessels. The small nicks they cause will open the door for calcium to start accumulating at the damaged areas and arterial blockage will begin to occur, thus causing circulation, vascular and heart problems. "Free radicals" are also formed during the process of oxidation, which our body is undergoing every day. Oxidation is a natural process that occurs anytime a substance combines with oxygen - like the browning of a sliced apple or the rusting of metal. Putting lemon juice on a sliced apple will keep it from turning brown. Why? Because the antioxidants in the lemon blocks the oxidative process - it stops the formation of "free radicals:' While you can't see your own body "rusting" oxidation occurs constantly in the human body, putting your health at risk. In fact, scientists now believe that many degenerative conditions associated with aging are linked to poor antioxidant protection and low levels of antioxidants. 
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Also see:  Antioxidants: An Antidote to Aging? 

ALFALFA (mendicago sativa)

The parts of the alfalfa plant that are used are its leaves. In the Middle East, alfalfa is known as the “father of all herbs.” Alfalfa is one of the most nutritious plants on earth and its leaves are rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium, beta-carotene, vitamins A, B-12, C, D, E and K. Alfalfa has also been found to contain all eight essential amino acids. It even contains fluoride which can help prevent tooth decay. Alfalfa is one of the highest fibrous herbs in existence and we are unable to digest its raw leaves. For centuries, Native Americans ground alfalfa seeds to be used as flour or boiled its leaves and ate them like greens.  A "super" antioxidant rich in chlorophyll and trace minerals; alkalizes and detoxifies the body; acts as a diuretic, is anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal; lowers cholesterol levels; balances blood sugar and hormones; aids the digestive system; improves skin texture.
More on the antioxidant ALFALFA (mendicago sativa)
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Formulas that contain the antioxidant ALFALFA:  Maximus One Two Three Four Five Six Seven.


A powerful antioxidant; helps detoxify the liver of metal pollutants; blocks cataract formation; protects nerve tissues against oxidative stress; reduces blood cholesterol levels; aids in the prevention and treatment of diabetes and cardio-vascular disease.  More on the antioxidant ALPHA LIPOIC ACID.  See References

Formulas that contain the antioxidant ALPHA LIPOIC ACID:  Heart  Maximus 

VITAMIN A (Beta Carotene)

IMPORTANCE: A powerful antioxidant which helps protect the cells against cancer by neutralizing "Free Radicals," necessary for new cell growth; guards against heart disease and stroke; lowers cholesterol levels; slows the aging process; protects against colds, flu and infections of the kidneys, bladder, lungs and mucous membranes; promotes healthy wrinkle-free skin, and helps in the removal of age spots and acne; promotes healthy hair and nails; protects against air pollutants and counteracts night blindness and weak eye sight; builds resistance to infections; slows the progression of osteoarthritis and cataracts; helps prevent macular degeneration of the eyes. BETA CAROTENE IS A SAFE NON-TOXIC FORM OF VITAMIN A.

DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS: May result in night blindness; increased susceptibility to infections; rough, dry, scaly skin; loss of smell & appetite; frequents fatigue; lack of tearing; defective teeth & gums' retarded growth.

More on the antioxidant VITAMIN A (Beta Carotene).   See References

Formulas that contain the antioxidant VITAMIN A (Beta Carotene)Alert Heart Maximus One Two Three Four Five Six Seven.


Is essential for the proper absorption and use of Vitamin C; promotes vascular health; protects and preserves the structure of capillaries, which will help prevent bruising, varicose veins and hemorrhoids; helps prevent blood clotting and platelet clumping by making the blood less sticky; lowers cholesterol levels; treats and prevents cataracts, glaucoma, and other vision problems; when taken with Vitamin C may reduce the symptoms of oral herpes.  More on the antioxidant BIOFLAVONOIDS - HESPERIDIN - RUTIN.  See References

Formulas that contain the antioxidant BIOFLAVONOIDS - HESPERIDIN - RUTINAlert Heart Maximus One Two Three Four Five Six Seven.


Contains an enormous amount of readily available chlorophyll that can help speed the cleansing of the bloodstream; inhibits growth and development of toxic bacteria; is an excellent intestinal deodorizer; contains a high amount of RNA and DNA, and has been found to protect against the effects of ultraviolet radiation; is an excellent source of protein, B-Vitamins, Vitamin C, amino acids, and trace minerals; improves the immune system and aids digestion; detoxifies the body; accelerates healing and relieves arthritis pain; aids in weight loss programs.   More on the antioxidant CHLORELLA ALGAE.  See References

Formulas that contain the antioxidant CHLORELLA ALGAE:  Maximus One Two Three Four Five Six Seven.


CoEnzyme Q10 is an essential component of the mitochondria - "the energy producing unit of the body", similar to the role of a spark plug in a car engine. CoEnzyme Q10 is found in every cell of the body, but it is most highly concentrated in heart muscle cells because they use the greatest amount of energy. Most of us have plenty of CoEnzyme Q10 until we reach the age of 30, then our bodies lose the ability to manufacture it at the same levels, so the natural supply begins to diminish. Poor eating habits, stress, infection and medication, can also affect the body's ability to provide adequate amounts. CoEnzyme Q10 is an extremely powerful antioxidant, which prevents oxidative damage to the lining of blood vessels and the muscle of the heart. CoEnzyme Q10 has shown to offer significant protection against atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), angina pectoris,  and periodontal disease.  CoEnzyme Q10 lowers blood pressure in people with hypertension; counteracts histamine, and is therefore, beneficial for people with allergies, asthma, or respiratory disease. Studies have found that a CoEnzyme Q10 deficiency is common in people with heart disease, cardiomyopathy and high blood pressure.  More on the antioxidant CO-ENZYME Q10  See References

Formulas that contain the antioxidant CO-ENZYME Q10:   Heart  Maximus 


IMPORTANCE: Provides energy and vigor by aiding in carbohydrate and fat metabolism; helps with alcohol detoxification and sulfur metabolism; plays a role in the detoxification of cancer-causing chemicals; helps prevent tooth decay; promotes normal cell function; activates the enzyme that produces uric acid - the substance that helps carry excess nitrogen out of the body when you urinate.    More on the antioxidant CRUCIFEROUS VEGETABLES.  See References

Formulas that contain the antioxidant CRUCIFEROUS VEGETABLES:  Maximus One Two Three Four Five Six Seven.


An extremely effective antioxidant, which is up to 50 times more powerful than Vitamin E and 30 times more powerful than Vitamin C when it comes to fighting health threatening "free radicals." Prevents the oxidation of LOL, which leads to the formation of plaque or fatty deposits in the arteries; improves circulation; strengthens blood vessels and cell membranes; reduces inflammation of varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and swelling after surgery; supports tissues containing collagen and elastin,and revitalizes aging skin; reduces the tendency for easy bruising; improves night vision and helps prevent macular degeneration of the eyes. Grape seed extract is very similar to pine bark extract as it contains a unique type of bioflavonoids called proanthocyanidins, which are synergistic with vitamin C, that is, they greatly enhance the activity of Vitamin C. In fact, some researchers believe that grape seed extract helps vitamin C enter cells, thus strengthening the cell membranes and protecting the cells from oxidative damage.  More on the antioxidant GRAPE SEED EXTRACTSee References

Formulas that contain the antioxidant GRAPE SEED EXTRACT:   Heart  Maximus 


An extremely powerful antioxidant that helps protect against cancer by blocking the formation of cancer causing compounds, and suppressing the activation of carcinogens; lowers cholesterol levels and reduces the clotting tendency of the blood; stimulates the immune system; fights tooth decay; helps regulate blood sugar and insulin levels; combats mental fatigue; delays the onset of atherosclerosis; has shown to help asthma sufferers; may help prevent an enlarged prostate.  More on the antioxidant GREEN TEA EXTRACT.  See References

Formulas that contain the antioxidant GREEN TEA EXTRACT:  Heart  Maximus 


Contains a rich source of chlorophyll and is high in antioxidant activity; contains many nutrients that strengthen and maintain the immune system; has a cleansing effect on the cells; promotes healthy metabolism; neutralizes heavy metals like mercury; aids in boosting the cells ability to prevent cancer-type diseases from taking hold; may slow down and reverse many aspects of the aging process.   More on the antioxidant GREEN BARLEY GRASS.  See References

Formulas that contain the antioxidant GREEN BARLEY GRASS:  Maximus One Two Three Four Five Six Seven.


Is a yellow-orange carotenoid found in dark leafy greens, such as kale, spinach, and collard greens. Lutein is one the major pigments found in the retina. It acts to filter and shield harmful blue light from the eye, and has shown to offer significant protection against macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in older people; may also protect against cataract formation.   More on the antioxidant LUTEIN.  See References.

Formulas that contain the antioxidant LUTEIN:  Heart Maximus One Two Three Four Five Six Seven.


Is a red-colored carotene found in tomatoes and pink grapefruit. It is a powerful antioxidant, which has shown to prevent cancer (notably prostate, pancreatic, colon, skin, breast, and digestive tract cancers), and cardiovascular disease. It also protects cells against oxidative damage caused by "free radicals."   More on the antioxidant LYCOPENE.  See References

Formulas that contain the antioxidant LYCOPENE:  Heart Maximus One Two Three Four Five Six Seven.


A powerful antioxidant and a good source of sulfur, which prevents disorders of the hair, skin, and nails; assists the breakdown of fats, thus helping to prevent a buildup of fat in the liver and arteries, that might obstruct blood flow to the brain, heart, and kidneys; helps to detoxify harmful agents such as lead and other heavy metals; helps diminish muscle weakness; prevents brittle hair; protects against the affects of radiation; beneficial for women who take oral contraceptives because it promotes the excretion of estrogen; reduces the level of histamine in the body which can cause the brain to relay wrong messages; helpful to individuals suffering from schizophrenia.   More on the antioxidant METHIONINE.  See References.

Formulas that contain the antioxidant METHIONINE (ESSENTIAL AMINO ACID)Alert Two Three Four Five Six Seven.


Milk Thistle Seed contains the chemical "silymarin" a super antioxidant which protects the liver from toxins and pollutants by preventing free radical damage; stimulates the production of new liver cells; reduces toxicity and reverses liver damage caused by most prescription and over-thecounter drugs, including, acetaminophen, Aspirin, nicotine, cholesterol-lowering drugs, chemotherapy drugs, psychotropic drugs, allergy drugs, blood pressure lowering drugs, and alcohol; protects against pollutants such as, carbon monoxide, pesticides and herbicides, by breaking them down from potentially lethal substances into those that are less destructive to the body; has shown to treat liver disease, including hepatitis and cirrhosis; improves blood platelet count and white blood cell count; has an anti-cancer effect on both breast and prostate cancer; strengthens the heart and lungs; increases the flow of oxygen to the brain.   More on the antioxidant SILIMARIN EXTRACT.  See References.


An antioxidant that prevents hardening of the arteries; inhibits blood platelet aggregation; contains oleuropein which promotes dilation (the expanding/contracting ability) of the arteries, which in turn increases coronary artery blood flow; lowers cholesterol; helps maintain normal blood pressure levels; promotes normal blood sugar levels; supports the immune, circulatory, urinary and digestive systems; extremely effective in eliminating viruses; prevents bacteria from becoming established and/or spreading and prevents them from reproducing; helps protect against HIV, herpes, influenza, pneumonia, sore throat, sinusitis, skin infections, rashes, as well as fungal, yeast, and bacterial infections; has been used to destroy parasites, such as, roundworm, hookworm, tapeworm, and flatworm.   More on the antioxidant OLIVE LEAF EXTRACT.  See References

Formulas that contain the antioxidant OLIVE LEAF EXTRACT:   Heart  Maximus 

PABA (Para Amino Benzoic Acid)

IMPORTANCE: An antioxidant which helps in the formation of red blood cells; aids in the maintenance of healthy intestinal flora; acts as a coenzyme in the breakdown and utilization of protein; may restore gray hair to its original color if the graying was caused by stress or a nutritional deficiency; protects against second hand smoke, ozone, and other air pollutants; reduces inflammation caused by arthritis; improves flexibility; helps keep skin smooth; has been used to prevent and reverse accumulation of abnormal fibrous tissue, as occurs in various connective tissue diseases.   More on the antioxidant PABA (Para Amino Benzoic Acid).  See References

Formulas that contain the antioxidant PABA (Para Amino Benzoic Acid):  Alert Heart Maximus One Two Three Four Five Six Seven.


Has been hailed as the most potent, natural antioxidant ever discovered. It is 50 times more potent than Vitamin E and 20 times more potent than Vitamin C in terms of antioxidant activity. Has been used for attention deficit disorder, allergies, Alzheimer's, atherosclerosis, arthritis, asthma,  depression, fibromyalgia, heart disease, hemorrhoids, lupus, macular degeneration, manic depression, PMS,  phlebitis, ulcers, and varicose veins; helps prevent the release of histamines and thus reduces allergy symptoms; supports the circulatory system; gives your skin and tissues more elasticity and strength (less wrinkles) by preventing breakdown of collagen; reduces prostate inflammation; strengthens capillaries, arteries, veins and blood vessel walls.   More on the antioxidant PINE BARK EXTRACT.  See References

Formulas that contain the antioxidant PINE BARK EXTRACT:   Heart  Maximus 


A very potent bioflavonoid found in red wine, green tea, tomatoes, onions, and green beans. A natural antioxidant, which protects cells in the body from damage by "free radicals". Heart disease and high cholesterol is partially caused by free radical damage to blood vessels. May protect against heart attacks and strokes; recommended as a treatment for allergies, hay fever, and asthma because it helps prevent immune cells from releasing histamine, the chemical that initiates the itching, sneezing, and swelling of an allergic reaction; helps prevent itchy eyes, runny noses, and scratchy throats; in animal studies has shown to protect against a variety of cancers; may help stop cancer at its earliest stage by preventing the damaging changes in the cells that initiate cancer.  More on the antioxidant QUERCETIN.   See References

Formulas that contain the antioxidant QUERCETIN:  Alert Heart Maximus Two Three Four Five Six Seven.


An antioxidant and a rich source of Vitamin C, containing 20 times more Vitamin C than oranges; fights the common cold, flu and respiratory infections; strengthens the arterial system; alleviates stresses and strains of everyday life; soothes coughing; used as a blood and kidney tonic; used to treat colic, urinary tract, and bladder ailments.  More on the antioxidant ROSE HIPS BERRY.  See References

Formulas that contain the antioxidant ROSE HIPS BERRY:  Alert Heart Maximus One Two Three Four Five Six Seven.


Is a thick, nutrient packed, white milky substance that is secreted from the pharyngeal glands of a special group of young nurse bees between their sixth and twelfth day of life. It is food for the "queen" bee. She grows 50 percent larger and lives 40 times longer that the other bees. It is a powerful antioxidant. Increases vitality; improves digestion; treats symptoms of menopause; improves sexual performance; fights bacteria; builds tissue; improves the condition of the skin, hair, and nails; protects against atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries); significantly lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels.  More on the antioxidant ROYAL JELLYSee References

Formulas that contain the antioxidant ROYAL JELLY:   Maximus Two Three Four Five Six Seven.


IMPORTANCE: A major antioxidant which protect cell membranes; preserves tissue elasticity and youthfulness of the skin; protects and stimulates the immune system; protects against various types of cancer, cardiovascular disease, strokes and heart attacks; protects against cataract formation; alleviates hot flashes and menopausal distress; helps in the treatment and prevention of dandruff and dry skin; raises sperm count and increase fertility in men; protects against a variety of viral infections; plays a vital role in regulating the effects of thyroid hormone on fat metabolism; when combined with Vitamin E & Zinc may provide relief from an enlarged prostate; protects the liver in people with alcoholic cirrhosis; decreases platelet clotting in the bloodstream; slows down aging and hardening of tissues through oxidation; may help protect against the damage caused by air pollution and smoke.

DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS: May result in premature aging, heart disease, psoriasis, dandruff, loose skin, eczema. 

More on the antioxidant SELENIUM.  See References

Formulas that contain the antioxidant SELENIUM:  Alert Heart Maximus One Two Three Four Five Six Seven.


Contains a high concentration of chlorophyll and protein; is a rich source of Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) and Vitamin B-12; aids in protecting the immune system; reduces cholesterol and increases mineral absorption; keeps blood sugar at proper levels, curbs the appetite by decreasing hunger pangs.  More on the antioxidant SPIRULINA BLUE-GREEN ALGAE.  See References

Formulas that contain the antioxidant SPIRULINA BLUE-GREEN ALGAE:  Heart Maximus One Two Three Four Five Six Seven.


A powerful antioxidant which has shown to be particularly helpful in reducing the "free-radical" damage inflicted on smokers by the carcinogenic chemicals in cigarettes; inhibits the activity of certain proteins that may trigger the growth of breast tumors; prevents LDL cholesterol from becoming oxidized and damaging arteries; lowers cholesterol; prevents plaque formation and inhibits the formation of blood clots by inhibiting platelet aggregation; contains a powerful anti-inflammatory chemical called curcumin that is effective for arthritis symptoms; aids circulation and improves blood vessel health; stimulates the flow of bile and the breakdown of dietary fats; used to treat liver related disorders, such as jaundice; protects against gallbladder disease; contains substances that help prevent the liver from being damaged by toxic chemicals; may help prevent and dissolve gallstones; lessens PMS symptoms by regulating and balancing hormones.   More on the antioxidant TURMERIC RHIZOMES.  See References

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VITAMIN C (Ascorbic Acid)

IMPORTANCE: A major and very potent antioxidant; plays a primary role in the formation of collagen, which is important for the growth and repair of body tissue cells, gums, blood vessels, bones and teeth; protects against the harmful effects of pollution; protects against infection, and enhances the immune system; helps protect against many forms of cancer by counteracting the formation of nitrosamines (cancer-causing substances); protects against abnormal blood clotting and bruising, and may reduce the risk of cataracts; aids in the treatment and prevention of the common cold; prevents scurvy; reduces the effects of many allergy producing substances; helps lower blood pressure; is vital for wound healing; strengthens the blood vessels; reduces cholesterol and protects against heart disease; aids in the production of "anti-stress" hormones; is needed for healthy adrenal function; helps expel heavy metals and other toxic substances from the body.

DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS: May lead to soft & bleeding gums, swollen or painful joints, slow-healing wounds & fractures, bruising, nosebleeds, tooth decay, loss of appetite, muscular weakness, skin hemorrhages, capillary weakness, anemia, impaired digestion.

More on the antioxidant VITAMIN C (Ascorbic Acid)See References

Formulas that contain the antioxidant VITAMIN C (Ascorbic Acid):  Alert Heart Maximus One Two Three Four Five Six Seven.


IMPORTANCE: Is a "super" antioxidant, which protects cells against damage caused by "free radicals". Is extremely important in the prevention of cancer and cardiovascular disease, and is useful in treating premenstrual syndrome and fibrocystic disease of the breast. Thus far, studies have shown, that Vitamin E protects against approximately eighty diseases. It prevents thick scar formation when applied topically, and accelerates the healing of burns. It reduces blood pressure, aids in preventing cataracts, relieves leg cramps, and enhances sperm production; promotes healthy skin and hair and prevents age spots; retards cellular aging due to oxidation; prevents and dissolves blood clots; slows the progression of Alzheimer's disease; significantly strengthens the immune system; supplies oxygen to the blood which is then carried to the heart and other organs thus alleviating fatigue; treats circulatory problems and prevents lung toxicity from air pollution; enhances sexual performance; improves muscle strength and stamina. Studies have shown that low levels of Vitamin E in the blood increases the risk of certain types of cancer, particularly cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, breast, prostate, lung, and colon. Studies have shown that Vitamin E improves insulin action and it exerts a number of beneficial effects that aids in preventing long-term complications of diabetes, especially cardiovascular disease. Studies have shown that those who took Vitamin E on a regular basis had a 41 % lower risk of heart disease. Other studies have shown that people with existing heart disease, who started taking 400-800 IU of Vitamin E daily, had a 70% reduction in the number of heart attacks as compared to a placebo group.

Note: There are three forms of Vitamin E on the market: (1) 100% Synthetic (2) Blended (contains 95% Synthetic and 5% Natural) (3) 100% Natural. Synthetic E is much less effective (only 5 to 20% as much biological activity) as the 100% Natural form. Synthetic Vitamin E is usually made from petroleum, turpentine, sugar, and artificial preservatives. According to the New York Academy of Sciences, synthetic Vitamin E has been shown to block the absorption of natural Vitamin E from food. The FDA allows the blended form of Vitamin E to be labeled as "Natural E" even though it only contains 5% natural products. As a result, consumers are mislead into thinking it is a 100% Natural E, when it is not! It's 95% synthetic. The 100% Natural form of Vitamin E is derived from soybeans and contains 5 times more biological activity than the synthetic form.

DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS: May lead to a rupture of red blood cells, loss of reproductive powers, lack of sexual vitality, abnormal fat deposits in muscles, degenerative changes in the changes in the heart and other muscles; dry skin.

More on the antioxidant VITAMIN ESee References

Formulas that contain the antioxidant VITAMIN E (100%  Natural):  Alert Heart Maximus One Two Three Four Five Six Seven.


An extremely potent nutrient; one pound of Wheat Grass is equal in nutritional value to nearly 25 pounds of the choicest vegetables; rich in chlorophyll; helps return blood count to normal; treats mental health problems and prevents cancerous growths; aids in the protection of the immune system; aids in mineral absorption; reduces cholesterol; nourishes every cell in the body by increasing the flow of oxygen, and cleanses them of toxins; cleanses and enriches the blood; stimulates healthy blood circulation.  More on the antioxidant WHEAT GRASSSee References

Formulas that contain the antioxidant WHEAT GRASS:  Maximus One Two Three Four Five Six Seven.


Is a yellow-colored plant pigments. It has strong antioxidant properties and is one of two yellow carotenoids found in the retina. It is abundant in spinach, collard greens, kale and corn. It acts to filter and shield harmful blue light from the eye and protects against age-related cataracts and macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in people over 65.  Macular degeneration is a disease that destroys the central portion of the retina, the light-gathering cells at the back of the eye. As the disease progresses, the center of the field of vision begins to blur, making it difficult to read, drive, and recognize faces. Zeaxanthin and Lutein can restore macular pigment density, which declines with age.  More on the antioxidant ZEAXANTHINSee References

Formulas that contain the antioxidant ZEAXANTHINMaximus One Two Three Four Five Six Seven.

Reference Guide for: Vitamins   Minerals   Amino Acids   Herbs   Special Nutrients   ANTIOXIDANTS   Dietary Fibers   Nutritional Greens   Digestive Nutrients   also see   Nutritional Glossary 

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