The Antioxidant Myth

get your own body to produce them

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The So-Called Experts

When it comes to the subject of free radical biology and antioxidants, you will find numerous "experts" expressing their opinions and conclusions based on their interpretation of the thousands of papers and experiments that have been published on the subject. But there is one basic fault in almost all of these opinions and/or conclusions. They are based on the studies which have been done on the impact of the ingestion of antioxidants by the participants in the form of supplements and foods.

These studies are irrelevant as the antioxidants which one swallows can never offer us enough protection against the billions of free radicals that attack our cells every day. The fact is, the body itself produces its own antioxidants at the rate of millions per second and does not rely on the intake of antioxidants in the form of supplements or food.

This was a fact that a Dr.Joe McCord discovered back in the 60's and he has dedicated his life to the research of this phenomenon and for which he has been recognized the world over.

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Who Do You Believe?

I think I am more likely to believe the man who discovered the enzymes in our bodies that regulate the production of our own antioxidant defenses than anonymous individuals who just study the medical literature to come up with a controversial statement. At least he has been nominated for a Nobel Prize.


Dr. Joe McCord

Dr. Joseph McCord is a professor of medicine at the University of Colorado and has been doing research on oxidative stress for 45 years. The scientific investigation of free radicals and oxidative stress began in the late 1960s with Dr. Joe McCord and a small group of scientists. Dr. McCord has dedicated over 45 years of research into free radical biology and the process of aging. He is a world-renowned scientist who has been nominated four times for the Nobel Prize, received the Elliott Cresson Medal from The Franklin Institute -- awarded to distinguished inventors and scientists, putting Dr. Mcord in the same company as Pierre and Marie Curie, Alexander Graham Bell, Orville Wright, and Henry Ford. In his early research, Dr. McCord discovered that the body actually produces an enzyme, now called superoxide dismutase (SOD) that eliminates free radicals. Dr. McCord is credited with discovering SOD, which led to his first nomination for the Nobel Prize. It’s now known that the body produces over two dozen antioxidant enzymes that eliminate free radicals from the body and are part of an important process that protects us from cell damage that oxidation creates.