Antioxidants are some of the newest and hottest supplements available for people today. Antioxidants play such a vital role in the protection, defense and repair of damage caused to the human body by outside sources like the damage caused by nasty free radicals. With our bodies constantly trying to fix and repair damage done, antioxidants are the key to help complete the process.

Day in and day out we are exposed to free radicals. You come in contact with free radicals in so many different ways including:

Being exposed to environmental toxins such as tobacco smoke, smog and radiation

During normal processes in your body like the break down of sugars or when digestive enzymes are release to break down food

When you take certain medicines

Not only are antioxidants most commonly known for their defense against free radicals in the human body, but for playing such a vital role in the overall health and well being in people. They provide you with defense against many negative components in our world.

You can find antioxidants in many naturally occurring products like fruits, nuts, grains, green vegetables, acai products, green and black teas, along with dark chocolate. The easiest source in which you can affectively obtain the potential benefits of antioxidants though is through an antioxidant supplement. People generally use these antioxidant products to help improve immune system function, treat and prevent medical conditions and as an anti-aging supplement.

Think of them as your body’s own military defense system. These powerful antioxidants help provide the body with the goods to help neutralize free radical damage and help repair & restore harm done in the body. Antioxidants help neutralize and stabilize as well as maintain normality in the body to help keep you feeling refreshed, healthy and happy. With current research stating how beneficial antioxidant supplements can be, what is stopping you from including them in your everyday routine?

Author's Bio: 

Jim Riggs
Fitness and Nutrition Expert
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Jim Riggs is an authority in the fitness, nutrition and supplement industries. With more than twenty years of experience training everyone from soccer moms, to NFL Athletes, to Olympic gold medalists he has seen it all. Jim has a unique understanding, style and passion toward everything fitness. As a contributing writer for Jim brings this uniqueness to the supplement world through no nonsense product review and hard hitting commentary.