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The Importance of The RIght Antioxidants (Highly Individualized Medically Managed Protocols)

Antioxidants can be ingested (taken orally) or applied topically to the skin.

Of ingested antioxidants, only about 1% reach the surface of the skin.

To increase antioxidant protection, it is also necessary to apply effective topical antioxidants to the skin.


Good antioxidants for the skin must be of high:


There are also unique issues in formulating antioxidants to be used topically.

  • Remember that the skin’s primary function, simply put, is to keep some substances in and to keep other environmental agents out.

This makes the design of topical antioxidants particularly challenging.

The skin’s own nature works against allowing formulated topical antioxidants to pass to the interior of the cell, where they can do the most good.

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