Antioxidants are substances that inhibit the activity of free radicals. Free radicals are highly reactive molecules produced by cigarette smoke, exposure to toxic chemicals, and excessive sun exposure, as well as the body’s own metabolism
These molecules are highly unstable and contribute to mutations of membranes, proteins, and DNA, causing cancer and other chronic diseases. Antioxidants acquired from plants have been shown to destroy free radicals, helping to protect against oxidation damage caused by these dangerous molecules. Grape seed, tomato, ginseng fruit, rose, and many other plants are rich in antioxidants.