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Are Too Many Antioxidants Harmful?

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Question: If a person takes 20 to 25 different antioxidants every day, is there a risk of a pro-oxidant effect? Can this be bad for a person’s health?
 
Dr. Blaylock's Answer:
 
In most cases, one needs only the primary antioxidant network — vitamins C and E,
tocotrienols, B-complex, and a good diet. High levels of protection may require grape seed extract, EGCG (white and green tea), curcumin, quercetin, ellagic acid and other flavonoids.
 
Any antioxidant can become a pro-oxidant if used alone in a free radical situation. R-lipoic
acid prevents this as does taking multiple types of antioxidants.

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