Complex networks of antioxidants neutralize free radicals and modulate cellular oxidative balance throughout the body.* Antioxidants promote detoxification by eliminating free radicals that are a byproduct of the liver’s detoxification process, but they also support universal organ function and longevity by combating oxidative stress in cells throughout the entire body.*
One antioxidant (deemed the “master” of all antioxidants, btw) is especially impressive in its ability to combat free radicals (i.e., oxidants): “Glutathione is an endogenously produced antioxidant that can directly detoxify a number of oxidants produced [in the body], as well as oxidants [aka toxins] that we are exposed to from our environment,”* explains Brian Day, Ph.D., professor of medicine at National Jewish Health.
Additionally, glutathione promotes the regeneration of other antioxidants (particularly vitamins C and E), which makes it a very powerful actor in detoxification and longevity.* Day suggests adopting an antioxidant-centered, plant-based diet while also considering the utility of a targeted antioxidant supplement to help maintain a healthy redox balance each day.*