Antioxidants are molecules that defend your body against free radicals. Compounds called free radicals can harm your body if their quantities are too high. A number of diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, are associated with a high number of free radicals present in the body. Free radicals can accumulate in cells and cause damage to other molecules such as DNA, lipids, and proteins.
To combat free radicals, your body develops its own antioxidant defenses. Antioxidants prevent tissue damage by preventing the formation of radicals, scavenging them, or by promoting their decomposition.(1) Our body does have some natural antioxidant production such as alpha lipoic acid and glutathione. To help support the production of these powerful antioxidants, it’s important to consume the right foods.
Antioxidants are present in our diet, particularly in fruits, vegetables, and other plant-based foods. The MyPlate initiative of the US Department of Agriculture suggests that half of your plate should consist of fruits and vegetables. Four to five servings of fruits and vegetables per day are advised by the American Heart Association (AHA). Busy lifestyles and picky eating habits can interfere with the amount of fruits and vegetables you may consume. For someone who struggles with eating vegetables, it’s a good idea to supplement your diet with a greens powder like Vibrant+ to make sure you’re getting those important micronutrients each day.
Vibrant+ is a greens and reds powder which covers nutrients from both fruits and vegetables. By maintaining these important antioxidants in your diet, you help buffer against disease and other illnesses that can occur from oxidative stress.
The protection these antioxidants provide goes even further in assisting the immune system response. A 2020 literature review on micronutrients and the immune system found the majority of research suggests adding a variety of well chosen immune-supportive micronutrients to the diet may assist to improve immune function and lower the risk of infection. (2)
Also included in Vibrant+ is a 10mg probiotic blend of 5 billion CFU. Probiotics are microorganisms that are intended to have health benefits. Various microorganisms may be present in probiotics. The most prevalent bacteria are those that belong to a group called Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, which are included in Vibrant+. The term “gut microbiome” refers to all the microorganisms that live in your intestines, which are essential for maintaining proper digestion, immune function, and mood. Since the gut is highly connected to the immune system, taking care of digestive health is crucial for optimal immune health. The added digestive enzyme blend will also help your gut with the breakdown of food and nutrient absorption.
Vibrant+ is an all-in-one supplement for improved natural energy from an efficient digestive system, and the protection against environmental stressors.