VitaMedica’s Broad-Spectrum Antioxidant is a nutritional supplement that
provides internal skin care by enhancing the body’s natural systems for
neutralizing and eliminating free-radicals. Other nutrients also help to
protect, repair and heal the skin. The result is optimal skin health and
As we age, certain physical changes happen to our bodies that are part of
the normal aging process. These changes are particularly evident in the
skin and are largely due to the effects of the sun. In particular, two of
the key building blocks of the skin, proteins called collagen and elastin,
can be damaged. The result is skin with a thin, sagging appearance.
The damage caused by the sun’s rays, along with environmental pollution,
diet, and even normal biologic processes contribute to the development of
free-radicals. Clinical studies indicate that free-radicals contribute to
age-related illnesses like cancer, and heart-disease and to the aging
process itself. Although our bodies have wonderful innate mechanisms for
dealing with free-radicals, our bodies become less efficient with this
process as we age.
VitaMedica’s Broad-Spectrum Antioxidant is designed to boost the
effectiveness of the topical antioxidants currently recommended by your skin
care professional. The result is a comprehensive, bi-directional approach to
provide photo protection and to naturally support younger-looking skin.
Potent, Antioxidant Blend for Better Protection Against Free-Radical
Protection. The formulation includes a broad range of nutrients
known for their potent antioxidant and protective benefits including Vitamin
A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and alpha lipoic acid. The supplement also includes
grape seed extract and green tea, whose antioxidant activity is 20-200x more
powerful than vitamin E or vitamin C. Green tea extract is also believed to
provide a protective role in skin cancer.
Natural Ingredients. The formulation includes d-alpha
tocopheryl or natural Vitamin E and Betatene®, a natural mixed carotenoid
blend. Research has shown that natural vitamins provide better absorption
than their synthetic counterparts. And, a range of carotenoids provides
better antioxidant protection.
Nutrients to Support the Development of Collagen & Elastin.
The formulation Vitamin C, zinc and copper. Each of these nutrients plays a
role in the formation of two important proteins found in the skin – collagen
Natural Skin and Eye Protection. The formula includes Flora-GLO®
a carotenoid blend of lutein and zeaxanthin. Studies have shown that these
carotenoids, often found in combination, provide antioxidant protection
effects to skin cells. Lutein also reduces the risk of developing
age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in
Formulated in Easy-to-Swallow Capsules. Only two capsules are
required per day, making the supplement easy to take.
Broad Spectrum Antioxidant is designed for individuals who are exposed to
free-radical damage. Specifically, individuals who spend a lot of time
outdoors, especially in the sun; who do not eat 5-8 servings of fruit and
vegetables daily; who eat processed or packaged foods; smoke cigarettes;
drink alcohol and work or live in a congested environment (city).
Free-radical damage caused by exposure to the sun contributes greatly to
aging of the skin. Free-radical damage appears as pigmentation problems,
wrinkles and thinning skin. For this reason, Broad Spectrum Antioxidant is
best suited for individuals over 35 years old. This is particularly true in
areas of the country where sun exposure is an issue year-round.
Nutritional supplements have a very safe track record. However, certain
individuals should seek the advice of their doctor before beginning the
program particularly diabetics, pregnant or lactating women.
Two capsules per day of Broad Spectrum Antioxidant are recommended. The
capsules may be taken together or in divided doses. The capsules can be
taken in the morning or in the evening. For optimal absorption, the
supplements should be taken with food.