Antioxidant agents and antiaging capabilities are being studied and some intriguing facts are emerging.

  1. Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is a direct antioxidant. It is abundant in citrus fruits and berries. It also aids in collagen production.
  2. Vitamin E as alpha tocopherol and tocotrienols found in olive oil, asparagus, almonds, nuts, green leafy vegetables, spinach and wheat germ.
  3. Vitamin A and carotenoids are found in spinach, kale, mangoes, papayas, carrots, yams, sweet potato leaves and sweet gourd leaves.
  4. Co Q 10 and Lipoic acid are found in fruits and vegetables. Co Q 10 or Ubiquinone helps in electron transport, in aerobic cell metabolism and in generating energy from ATP.
  5. Lipoic acid helps in aerobic metabolism and is able to regenerate vitamin C, vitamin E and GSH.
  6. Plant Polyphenols are found in fruit skins, berries, grapes, olive oil, pomegranates, walnuts and peanuts. Green tea Polyphenols are found in green tea.
  7. Resveratrol is found in grapes, blueberry, mulberry, bilberry and peanuts. Because it has anticancer and cancer preventing effects it is very important.
  8. Ferulic acid, chlorogenic acid, quinic acid, caffeic acid are found in grains, fruits, vegetables and coffee cherry.
  9. Phloretin is found in apple skins.
  10. Quercetin is found in apples, green leafy vegetables, prickly pear cacti, berries, cherries, red grapes, red onions, tea, capers, tomato, orange, broccoli, raspberries and cranberries.
  11. Soy flavonoids and Genistein have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.
  12. Silymarin is found in milk thistle.
  13. Curcuminoids are found in curcumin roots. It is also anticancer.
  14. Isothiocyanates (Sulforaphane) are found in broccoli sprouts.
  15. Nordihydroguiaretic acid is found in the creosote bush and the chaparral bush.
  16. Carnosic acid, ursolic acid and rosmarinic acid are found in rosemary, basil, sage, lavender, peppermint, elder flower, oregano, thyme, prunes, apples, cranberries, hawthorn and bilberries. They are anti-inflammatory and anti cancer.

Other antioxidants are Acai berry, CoffeBerry, ginseng, tea tree oil, Gingko Biloba, soy, licorice and pomegranate, bromelain and chamomile.