Antioxidants help our bodies fight against damaging free radicals which are byproducts of chemical processes in the body. Free radicals are formed when a bond between electrons is broken and an uneven number of electrons remain. A chemically reactive atom is created which will seek out other molecules to stabilize and can result in damage to cells, proteins, and DNA.
Some free radicals are needed for immune system function and other essential processes in the body. However, it is when there is an imbalance of oxidative defenses and free radicals that problems can arise from something called “oxidative stress”. Excessive exercise (or lack of exercise), trauma to the body, infection, chronic stress, poor diet, and toxins can all promote oxidative stress which can cause inflammation and even disease over time.
Antioxidants are stable molecules which are both produced in our body and provided from the food we eat. They donate an electron to a free radical and neutralize it which reduces its ability to cause damage in the body. We created our Vegan Aminos to include as many beneficial antioxidants as possible for an all around quality supplement that supports the immune system, the body’s recovery and natural collagen production.
Frequent consumption of antioxidants can help control cellular damage caused by free radicals. You want to ensure you are getting enough of the antioxidants that your body cannot produce naturally.
Elderberry in particular provides two micronutrients that can only be obtained through your diet. Vitamin C and Beta-carotene (which is converted into vitamin A).
Vegan Amino+ provides sufficient Elderberry extract to support beneficial levels of powerful antioxidants our bodies require to combat oxidative stress and keep you healthy on a cellular level.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.