Ah – the anti-oxidant paradox, as recently cited in the Atlantic Magazine . . .
No matter how you ingest and absorb the many anti-oxidants we should get from regular BALANCED diets in a perfect world; higher levels are better to counter oxidative free radicals. Granted, those free radical “scavengers” can have good specific roles in our bodies and YES – free radicals are outputs of aerobic exercise.
Stress, sun and smoke are major generators of these scavengers – DUH, we all are in Nirvana if we can avoid all three plus excessive body mass. As I don’t live in Nirvana, I don’t like scavengers while I do have a newfound appreciation for scavenger hunting as my own life insurance policy and personal injury protection.
This Pharmanex graphic relates weight (BMI), dietary habits, supplementation and lifestyle choices to a scaled results of anti-oxidant scans. Note: Each individual is different in his/her ability to absorb healthy anti-oxidants so baseline measures vary.
Yet it is also an individual choice to acquire “life insurance and personal injury protection.
Yours in wellness,