Many fruits and vegetables are high in antioxidants, and the more you can get in your diet, the better. Here are several of recommended foods.
Together with a full-spectrum multivitamin, I would recommend the following antioxidants in order that the daily total (taking into account what is in the multivitamin) equals the recommended dosage.
Oxidative damage causes the destruction of joint tissue for example cartilage. These antioxidants have been shown to prevent or reduce this degeneration:
- Lipoic acid-100 mg
- Vitamin C-1,000 to 3,000 mg
- Vitamin E-400 to 800 IU
- Selenium-200 mcg
- Grape seed extract or Pycnogenol-100 to 200 mg Continue reading
Side effects usually are not an issue with normal dosages. High dosages of fat-soluble vitamins like vitamin A can cause side effects, especially if one has liver or kidney disease.
Undoubtedly the best way to get antioxidant comes from the diet. Phytonutrients and naturally occurring vitamins and minerals in foods are our best supply of antioxidants. Supplemental antioxidants can be beneficial too. The recommended dosage for antioxidants varies depending on the health of a person. For example, the dosage of the antioxidant for vitamins E and C would be much higher for a person with diabetes than a person who doesn’t have diabetes. These are typically dosages for a person who would like to take antioxidants for optimal health as well as for disease prevention.