Antioxidants help to prevent or slow damage to cells caused by free radicals or unstable molecules present inside the body. Antioxidant derived from the natural or artificial source, in some food found it rich which is plant-based and is kind of phytonutrient or plant-based nutrient. The body also produces Antioxidant called endogenous Antioxidant and another which comes from outside called exogenous
Free radicals are waste substances produced by the cell as food digest. Free radicals are also known as reactive radical species (ROS). If the body cannot process and remove reactive radicals from the body will lead to oxidative stress.
Oxidative stress is linked to heart disease, cancer, arthritis, smoke, respiratory disease, immune deficiency, emphysema, Parkinson’s disease, inflammatory and ischemic condition.
Factors that increase free radicals in the body: inflammation, pollution, UV exposure, cigarette smoke.
Antioxidant intake helps to neutralise free radicals in your body and boost the immunity, it protects cells damage due to free radicals present in the body and cell damage is called oxidative stress.
Oxidative stress includes - excessive exercise, mitochondrial activity, inflammation and injury, stretching in tissues, ischemia, smoking, consumption of certain food, generally refined food, processed food, trance fats, artificial sweeteners, dyes and additives, smoking, environmental pollution, radiation, exposure to chemicals, drugs, pesticides, industrial solvent, ozone such activities and exposure can result in cell damage.
And other - excessive free copper and iron ions, activation of phagocytes, increase in enzymes, disruption of electron transport chains all these can result in oxidative stress.
If you intake antioxidant, believe it! Surely, it will reduce these above risks.
Recently scientists studied: "Antioxidants act as a radical scavenger, hydrogen donor, electron donor, peroxide decomposer, singlet oxygen quencher, an enzyme inhibitor, synergist, and metal-chelating agents."
Following are the Antioxidant that comes from outside:
Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, selenium, manganese, zeaxanthin etc. these are obtained from dairy products, egg, liver, vegetable, fruits, especially berries, oranges, and bell peppers, nuts and seeds, sunflower, vegetable oil, brightly colored fruits, and vegetable, pink and red fruits, rice, corn, wheat, Foods with rich, vibrant colors often contain the most antioxidants. Recent research shows potato peel contains a high antioxidant.
Also, Antioxidant used in Animal Feed, It is covering most of the food industry market such as vitamin, supplement, beverages
Antioxidant supplement improves/cure eyesight of aged/old people.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) warns that high doses of Antioxidant supplements can be harmful. High intake of Antioxidant leads to increase the risk of lung cancer, prostate cancer, tumor growth. Antioxidant obtained from artificial ingredient may increase the risk of some health problems.
South East Asian and worldwide market of Antioxidant industry include capacity, production, production value, cost/profit, supply/demand, and Southeast Asia import/export. The total market is further divided by company, by country, and by application/type for the competitive landscape analysis.
Geographically segmentation of market:
Segmentation on the basis of product - production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into:
Segmentation on the basis of end-user/applications - consumption (sales), market share and growth rate of each application including:
Major Manufacturer are: NOW, Pure Encapsulations, Solaray, Solgar, Source Naturals, Swanson, Bausch + Lomb, Carlson, Doctor's Best, Douglas Laboratories, Dr. Mercola, Garden of Life, GNC, Jarrow Formulas, Life Extension, Nature Made, Nature's Way.
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