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October 23, 2018 - Science Based Medicine

A Call for Caution on Antioxidant Supplementation

A Call for Caution on Antioxidant Supplementation
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Most of the health-conscious population can recognize the terms “antioxidant” and “free-radical”. In fact, you may have recently heard these buzzwords (in the absence of much science) when a Bai or Vitamin Water commercial interrupted your favorite television show. If not, maybe you know someone who has used this terminology to absolve themselves from the guilty pleasures of excessive red wine or dark chocolate. All jokes aside, while it is true that sufficient dietary intake of antioxidant vitamins and minerals is essential for optimal human health, emerging research indicates that too much of a good thing is in fact bad – a biochemical phenomenon known as reductive stress.

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