Antioxidants & Lignans
Free radicals are molecules that are created when food is broken down in your digestive system.
The outer shells of these molecules are missing an electron, and their tendency to grab an electron from other cells is a source of potential damage or death to your healthy cells. The presence of environmental toxins, stress, an unhealthy diet or a dysfunctional immune system can cause free radical excess.
Antioxidants are molecules that have an extra electron, which they can donate to free radical cells to keep them from doing harm. Sources of antioxidants include vitamins A, C and E, minerals selenium and zinc, and enzymes. Foods providing antioxidants include grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, eggs and meat. Fresh foods have higher levels of antioxidants than processed foods.
Another good source of antioxidants is the lignan in flax seed. The flax in ProBiotein has healthy omega-3 fatty acids, plus lignan. There is also research that suggests supplemental antioxidants taken by themselves may not provide a health benefit. But these studies do show that antioxidants that are naturally found in plants, may function successfully when paired with dietary fiber from plants.
ProBiotein combines four natural prebiotic fibers made from small grains, plus antioxidants from flax lignans, to give your body some of the tools it needs to defend against free radicals.