Definitions for "Antioxidant Requirement"
The Condition"...Antioxidants from food include not only vitamins C and E and beta carotene, but also some elements such as selenium and copper (which form antioxidant metallo-enzymes), and other compounds found in plant foods such as flavonoids and polyphenols..."
The Condition"...Naturally-occurring antioxidant vitamins include carotenoids (which may also be pro-vitamin A), the vitamin E family of compounds (tocopherols and tocotrienols) and vitamin C..."
The Condition"...a variety of age-related conditions such as heart disease and cancer have been linked to oxidation processes within the body that take place due to an excess of reactive molecules, also known as " free radicals"..." Relationship to Parkinson's Disease" excess of free radicals in the body, can cause disease was first brought forward in 1983..."