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Nutrex Hawaii BioAstin®
Nutrex Hawaii BioAstin®60 Gel Caps
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Nature's Strongest Antioxidant and More!
BioAstin®, nature's strongest antioxidant, has shown a variety of benefits in human clinical studies:
- Supports joint and tendon health
- Supports skin health during UV and sun exposure
- Supports eye health
- Supports anti-aging through cellular health
- Supports healthy immune function
- Supports cardiovascular health
- Supports the body in recovery from exercise
* 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.
- Supplement Facts
Suggested use: One to three capsules daily with food. BioAstin is safe and natural; results are usually seen within 2 to 6 weeks of daily use.
Serving Size 3 Capsules Servings Per Container 20 Amount Per Serving % DV Calories 15.00 Calories from Fat 10.00 Total Fat 1.50 g 2% Vitamin A (as Beta-Carotene) 195.00 IU 4% Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol) 30.00 IU 100% Natural Astaxanthin 12.00 mg 0% Lutein 250.00 mcg 0% ** Daily Value (DV) not established
- Health Notes
Antioxidants and Free RadicalsAntioxidants and Free Radicals
Antioxidants are nutrients that help minimize free-radical damage to the body. Free radicals are highly reactive compounds that are created in the body during normal metabolic functions or introduced from the environment, such as by exposure to pollution and other toxins. Inherently unstable, free radicals contain "extra" energy which they try to reduce by reacting with certain chemicals in the body, which interferes with the cells' ability to function normally. Antioxidants combat free radicals in several ways: they may reduce the energy of the free radical, stop the free radical from forming in the first place, or interrupt an oxidizing chain reaction to minimize the damage caused by free radicals.
Consuming a wide variety of antioxidant enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and herbs may be the best way to provide the body with the most complete protection against free-radical damage.
- The body produces several antioxidant enzymes, including superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase, that neutralize many types of free radicals. Supplements of these enzymes are available for oral administration. However, their absorption is probably minimal at best. Supplementing with the "building blocks" the body requires to make superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase may be more effective. These building block nutrients include the minerals manganese, zinc, and copper for superoxide dismutase and selenium for glutathione peroxidase.
- In addition to enzymes, many vitamins and minerals act as antioxidants in their own right, such as vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, vitamin B2, coenzyme Q10, and cysteine (an amino acid). Herbs, such as bilberry, turmeric (curcumin), grape seed or pine bark extracts, and ginkgo can also provide powerful antioxidant protection for the body.
- An increasing number of antioxidant-rich "superfoods" are available, including mangosteen, kombucha, acai, pomegranate, goji berry, and chia seed.
Free radicals are believed to play a role in more than sixty different health conditions, including the aging process, cancer, and atherosclerosis.1 Reducing exposure to free radicals and increasing intake of antioxidant nutrients has the potential to reduce the risk of free radical-related health problems.
Oxygen, although essential to life, is the source of the potentially damaging free radicals. Free radicals are also found in the environment. Environmental sources of free radicals include exposure to ionizing radiation (from industry, sun exposure, cosmic rays, and medical X-rays), ozone and nitrous oxide (primarily from automobile exhaust), heavy metals (such as mercury, cadmium, and lead), cigarette smoke (both active and passive), alcohol, unsaturated fat, and other chemicals and compounds from food, water, and air.
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