Advanced Antioxidant Complex

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Advanced Antioxidant Complex has the following benefits:

  • Promotes overall cellular health and wellness
  • Provides antioxidant protection
  • Supports healthy aging

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Advanced Antioxidant Complex has the following benefits:

  • Promotes overall cellular health and wellness
  • Provides antioxidant protection
  • Supports healthy aging


Antioxidant Background & Application

Oxidative stress created from the sun’s UV rays, pollution and other environmental toxins damage cell membranes. Common antioxidant nutrients found in multivitamins and other combination products help protect against oxidative stress.However, specialty antioxidants are gaining momentum in both research and consumer purchasing habits.


Alpha Lipoic Acid

Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is a vitamin-like substance important for energy-producing reactions in the body. ALA is made endogenously (in the mitochondria), however it is considered conditionally essential to humans. It is both fat and water soluble—meaning it provides antioxidant protection inside and outside of cells. ALA scavenges ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species), hydroxyl radicals, nitric oxide radicals, hydrogen peroxide and others1. It also recycles antioxidants such as vitamins E, C, CoQ10 and glutathione1. One study in rats showed ALA supplementation reversed age-related reductions in hepatocyte levels of ascorbic acid and glutathione1.


Activin® Grapeseed Extract & Green Tea Extract

Grape seed contains proanthocyanidins that possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-atherogenic activity1. One study showed significant inhibition of PUFA (polyunsaturated fatty acids) and other lipid peroxidation1. Research also demonstrates the extract protected brain and hepatic tissue from ROS damage better when compared with vitamins C, E and beta-carotene1. Activin® contains naturally occurring resveratrol, which scientific studies also detail its antioxidant and cardioprotective functions1. Green tea extract also has the ability to scavenge ROS and inhibit LDL oxidation; it may be more potent than vitamin C and glutathione with regards to its antioxidant function1. Inflammatory markers were reduced in animals supplemented with green tea1.




Lutein is part of the carotenoid family and found in high amounts in marigold flowers, corn, egg yolks of chickens fed fortified diets, and green leafy vegetables. Numerous studies support its role as a possible treatment for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). A 2004 study concluded visual function improved with lutein supplementation2.


Turmeric and Quercetin

Turmeric root (Curcuma longa) is a spice often used in Indian cuisine. Its active compound, curcumin (and other compounds in the curcuminoid family) has been shown in studies to possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and hypocholesterolemic activity1. During oxidative stress, ROS activates AP-1 and NF-KappaB. Curcuminoids in turmeric interfere with and inhibit the activation of AP-1 and NF-KappaB from carrying out the oxidative cascade1. In vitro studies demonstrate curcuminoid’s anti-inflammatory properties by inhibiting pro-inflammatory cytokines TNF-alpha, interleukin-1 beta and interleukin-81. Quercetin is a flavonoid found in onions, red wine, and green tea that has exhibited antioxidant activity, especially via lipid peroxidation inhibition1. It may also possess anti-inflammatory activity1 by inhibiting degranulation of mast cells, basophils and neutrophils1. In one study, quercetin prevented oxidative-mediated injury to cells, which the researchers suggested would be applicable if the injury was caused by infection, inflammation or an auto-immune mechanism1.


Our Product

Our Advanced Antioxidant Complex provides optimal amounts of alpha lipoic acid, Activin® grapeseed extract (containing naturally occurring resveratrol), green tea extract, turmeric, vitamin C, lutein and quercetin.



Product Name:       Advanced Antioxidant Complex

Label Claim:           Protects Against Free Radicals

How Supplied:        Vegetarian capsule

Product Code:         VL158



  1. Physician’s Desk Reference for Nutritional Supplementse, 1st Ed., 2001. Medical Economics, Inc. Montvale, NJ.
  2. Richer S., et al. Double-masked, placebo-controlled, randomized trial of lutein and antioxidant supplementation in the intervention of atrophic AMD: the Veterens LAST study (Lutein Antioxidant Supplementation Trial). Optometry; 2004 Apr;75(4):216-230