Antioxidant Guide has lots of useful information about anti-aging supplements and vitamins. The term “Antioxidant” refers to a group of organic substances, including vitamins C and E, vitamin A, selenium (a mineral), and a group know as carotenoids – beta-carotene being the most popular and well know carotenoid. Carotenoids are the pigment compounds that give many fruits and vegetables their vibrant colors (drink too much carrot juice your skin will turn orange). Antioxidants are believed to be effective in helping to prevent cancer, heart disease, stroke and a variety of other ailments associated with natural aging. Specifically antioxidants prevent ailments by destroying free harmful radicals inside the human body.
Most of us can not consume enough fruits and vegetables in a day, therefore supplementing assures we get enough of the recommended amounts.
As always, you should only take the recommend doses as prescribed by your physician.