To thrive, we need nearly continual antioxidant support. We can obtain many important antioxidants from our food. But all tonic herbs and superfoods contain rich supplies of antioxidants too, and in most cases in abundance. Not only that, the tonic herbs and superfoods contain novel antioxidants that cannot be obtained in our diet, and these unique antioxidants tend to target our organs and tissues that our diet would miss. Some are many times more potent than Vitamin C, the benchmark for antioxidant activity.
It is no coincidence that the tonic herbs are powerful antioxidants, as antioxidant activity is fundamental to glowing health. Though we produce innate antioxidants (SOD, Glutathione and Catalase), we really need dietary sources of multiple antioxidants on a daily basis to thrive. This is why the tonic herbs and superfoods stand out among all the foods and teas we consume as super-nutrients, super-protectors, super-adaptogens.
The following table shows the tonic herbs and superfoods that have potent antioxidant activity:
|American Ginseng||Citrus Peal||Goji||Pau d’Arco||Schizandra|
|Agaricus||Coptis||Hawthorne Berry||Perilla seed oil||Sea Buckthorn fruit|
|Alisma||Cordyceps||He Shou Wu||Pinellia||Shilajit|
|Asparagus root||Cyperus||Jujube date||Polyrhachis Ant||Tongkat Ali|
|Astragalus||Dang Gui||Korean Ginseng||Poria||Tree Peony|
|Atractylodes||Dendrobium||Licorice||Prince Ginseng||Tribulus herb|
|Black Maca||Desert Cistanche||Ligusticum||Pueraria||Uncaria|
|Cacao||Eleuthero||Luo han guo fruit||Reishi||White Peony|
|Caralluma||Epimedium||Matcha||Reishi spore oil||Wild Snow Chrysanthemum|
|Chaga||Eucommia||Morinda root||Resveratrol||Wild woody mushrooms|
|Chinese Ginseng||Gardenia fruit||Muscadine Grape skin||Rhodiola||Zizyphus|
|Cinnamon bark and twig||Gingko||Ophiopogon||Salacia|
Following are some sample mini-programs one can use to target antioxidant activity to specific regions of the body:
Heart and Vascular
Bones and Joints
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Though we can easily obtain a good amount of vitamin C from the food and beverages we consume, much of it is ultimately not absorbed into the body and made available to our cells. And of course, it is not guaranteed that every day anyone will ingest their full requirement of vitamin C.
It used to be thought that the main reason to take vitamin C was to ward off colds and prevent scurvy. Now researchers know that vitamin C plays a pivotal role in the aging process and in health maintenance on a much deeper and broader scale. If you eat perfectly, you may or may not need to supplement. But if you’re not sure then PureWay-C® is a supplement you should consider.
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