What are Antioxidants?
The National Health Service (NHS choices) describe Antioxidants as chemicals found in certain foods such as leafy green vegetables, fresh fruit and wholegrains. It is thought that they may help protect against the harmful effects of atoms and molecules known to cause cell damage (free radicals).
Antioxidants such as Selenium are known to contribute to the protection of cells, their DNA, proteins and lipids from oxidative stress and subsequent damage. It also contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system, maintenance of normal hair, maintenance of healthy nails and maintenance of a healthy thyroid function.