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What Are Antioxidants?

You know they’re good for you, but do you know why?

What Are Antioxidants?

You eat your greens, sip your tea, and reach for those “superfoods” when you can because you’ve heard they contain antioxidants. The buzz – and the benefits – are real, but you might still be wondering, “What are they and what do they actually do?” so we’re breaking it down for you.

1. What Antioxidants Do for You
Antioxidants support your health more than you might think! These molecules play a major role in defending you against the effects of certain compounds that may cause damage to your body called free radicals.* Free radicals are formed as a by-product of everyday activities and being exposed to elements like air pollution, certain foods, sunlight, alcohol, exercise and other normal occurrences in your daily life.
But don’t stop doing the things you love! In all reality, there really is no way to avoid the effects of free radicals. That’s where antioxidants come in. They are your body’s natural defense system to help deal with free radicals. Antioxidants are able to interact with free radicals in your body rendering them harmless and promoting your overall health!* 
2. Where to Find Antioxidants and What to Look For
Antioxidants include different vitamins, minerals, and other compounds like vitamin A, C, E, selenium, and beta-carotene. You probably eat a lot of these in foods such as carrots, spinach, broccoli, brussels sprouts, oranges, sunflower seeds, and mushrooms. You can also get things which support antioxidant activity like flavonoids, polyphenols, and a variety of other phytonutrients from rich fruits like blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, and acai. There are so many different compounds which support antioxidant activity, * which is why eating a variety of foods is so very important.
3. Other Ways to Get Your Antioxidants
Maybe salads overflowing with veggies aren’t your thing, or maybe you’re running around all day, and the last thing on your mind is, “I need my antioxidants!” That’s why we formulated a new way for you to get the antioxidants you are looking for: Alive! Super Fruits Complete Multi. Packed with natural antioxidants†† from 1 total serving‡‡ of fruits & vegetables, as well as support from vitamins A, C, E, and selenium, Alive! Super Fruits Complete Multi is an easy way to ensure you’re getting the nutrients you need each day. These delicious gummies are made with pectin, not gelatin, and are gluten-free.
By combing the support of your daily multivitamin with the power of antioxidants, you can feel good about giving your body the best. Find Alive! Super Fruits in Women’s, Women’s 50+, and Kids Gummies

Plant-Based Polyphenols (Antioxidants)
‡‡Based on ChooseMyPlate.gov serving sizes.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.