The Daily Antioxidant Enzyme contains 4 powerful antioxidants with 4 different systemic enzymes to support optimal health and vitality.
Grape Seed Extract (Gravinol S®) is believed to be one of the most powerful antioxidants ever found.* Many feel it has antioxidant and chemoprotective properties to fight against free radicals and oxidative stress. Grape Seed Extract provides a highly concentrated source of oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPC’s) which are believed to possess a broad spectrum of biological, antioxidant and cardioprotective properties.* This extraordinary nutrient is believed to be 50 times more potent than vitamin E and 20 times more potent than vitamin C as a free radical scavenger.* OPC’s are thought to be 100% bioavailable in humans, with the ability to be found in the blood within 20 minutes.* OPC’s are also thought to have a unique ability to cross the blood brain barrier and provide direct protection to the brain and central nervous system.*
Resveratrol 50% (From Knotwood) is a member of a group of plant compounds called polyphenols. These compounds are thought to have antioxidant properties, protecting the body against the kind of damage linked to increased risk for conditions such as cancer and heart disease.* Resveratrol is found in the skin of red grapes, but other sources include peanuts and berries. The resveratrol in the Daily Antioxidant Enzyme is an all-natural, high-potency standardized extract of 50% trans-resveratrol. University studies show that resveratrol is an antioxidant, cardioprotectant, and antimutagenic agent.*
Ginkgo Biloba Extract (Gbe-24/6®) out weighs all other Ginkgo Biloba’s. It has a minimum of 24% Ginkgo Flavone Glycosides, at least 6% terpene lactones, more than 0.8% Ginkgolide B, and less than 1 PPM of Ginkgolic acid. Ginkgo Biloba is believed to be an herb with powerful antioxidant effects in the brain, retina, and cardiovascular system.* Ginkgo Biloba Extract is also believed to enhance mental acuity and memory, increase circulation in the brain and to the extremities, potentially inhibit the oxidative events leading to the progression of Alzheimer’s and pre-senile dementia.* Many believe it can facilitate the removal and suspension of plaque off of the arterial walls, and inhibit platelet aggregation.*
Astaxanthin (Haematoccus Lupvialis) – Natural (AstraReal®) is found all over the world, from African lakes to Arctic snowfields. The basic natural source comes from a remarkable microalga – Haematococcus pluvialis. Marine animals feed on Haematococcus and we see the accumulation of astaxanthin as a red to orange color in salmon flesh, cooked lobster, shrimp and many more marine animals.
Astaxanthin is a lipid soluble (Oil Soluble) carotenoid antioxidant.* Upon ingestion astaxanthin may be found in all organs of the body.* It is believed that astaxanthin accumulates in the membranes of cells and in the membranes of mitochondria. Astaxanthin has a unique structure that enables the molecule to span the double layer membrane and consequently, exposes itself both to the interior as well as the exterior of the cell.* By localizing itself in the membranes, astaxanthin may protect membrane components like proteins and unsaturated fatty acids from oxidation.*
Systemic Enzymes are included in this formula to help provide cellular energy and to help increase the bio-availability of the nutrients.* Catalase is the antioxidant enzyme of the 4 enzymes in the Daily Antioxidant Enzyme. The protease, amylase and lipase are included to help cleanse the blood of undigested particles such as proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.*
Catalase is an important systemic enzyme to our health.* The catalase enzyme is found in nearly every living organism on the planet that is exposed to oxygen. This antioxidant enzyme can catalyze the conversion of hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen. Hydrogen peroxide is a by-product of cellular metabolism. Catalase has one of the highest rates of turnover when compared to all other enzymes. In other words, one catalase enzyme may change up to 40 million molecules of hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen in just one second. Catalase enzymes are believed to protect our cells, counteracting and balancing the continual production of hydrogen peroxide.* In addition to acting as a super antioxidant, catalase also has the ability to use hydrogen peroxide to oxidize toxins including methanol, ethanol, formic acid, formaldehyde, and nitrite.* This type of dual activity makes it a crucial cellular enzyme and antioxidant.*