Glutathione, Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and CoQ10 is a group of antioxidants that work together to help prevent cell damage. Collectively these nutrients are referred to as the antioxidant network or network antioxidants.
Glutathione is nature’s master antioxidant. It is produced in the body and is critical for a strong immune system, healthy liver and detoxification. Glutathione and Vitamin C replenish one another. Orally consumed Glutathione has low bioavailability and is discouraged from being taken as a supplement. Since the body can produce its own glutathione there is no need to supplement it. However, you can use L-Cysteine, a precursor to glutathione, to help boost glutathione levels.
Alpha Lipoic Acid
Alpha Lipoic Acid is the most versatile and powerful antioxidant in the network. It can help protect against stroke, heart disease and cataracts. It may also turn off some genes that accelerate aging. Lipoic Acid recycles all of the network antioxidants and has been shown to boost Glutathione levels by 30%. Taking Lipoic Acid effectively increases your levels of Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Glutathione, and CoQ10.
Vitamin C is known for preventing heart disease and cataracts, boosting the immune system and contributing to healthy skin. Vitamin C is essential for the production of collagen which is used in the outer layer of the skin.
Vitamin C has been referred to as the network hub because it connects the water-soluble antioxidants with the fat-soluble ones. Vitamin C is the best at regenerating the body’s Vitamin E.
Vitamin E is the primary fat-soluble antioxidant. It is considered the anti-aging antioxidant because it contributes to healthy skin, boosts the immune system and keeps brain cells from aging. It can also reduce inflammation and the risk of prostate cancer.
In the network, Vitamin E is regenerated by Vitamin C, Lipoic Acid and CoQ10.
Coenzyme Q10 is a fat-soluble antioxidant that rejuvenates brain cells and increases energy production. It helps with congestive heart failure, cardiomyopathy, neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease or Huntington’s disease, dysfunctional mitochondria, high blood pressure, migraine headaches, and those who have had a heart attack. CoQ10 recycles Vitamin E and is regenerated by Alpha Lipoic Acid.
Zen Haus ADK Formula
The Zen Haus ADK formula includes Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin E and CoQ10. Vitamins A, D3 and K2 have antioxidant properties as well. The formula includes Manganese and Boron as they support bone mineral density and support collagen production. Manganese has strong antioxidant properties and it helps the body utilize a number of vitamins, including vitamins C and E. Boron supports strong bones and teeth, improves magnesium absorption and boosts testosterone levels.
Selenium in the Zen Haus Iodine Formula
Selenium is an essential component of antioxidant enzymes which are required for the body to make Glutathione. Selenium also allows Vitamin E to work more effectively. Zen Haus Iodine includes a bioavailable form of Selenium that is combined with the amino acid methionine. Methionine is an antioxidant and supports detox. This bioavailable form of Selenium is called Selenomethionine. This is just one example of how our formulas fit and complement one another.
Zen Haus ADK is a synergetic blend of two complexes. First, Vitamins A, D3, and K2 work together to bolster the immune system, support the heart and arteries, and strengthen bones and teeth. Other benefits include improved gene function, prostate health, mental health, improved cognition, reduced inflammation and healthy skin (see ADK Synergies).
Vitamins A, D3 and K2 have antioxidant properties and this makes the formula more special. The Zen Haus ADK supplement includes three powerful network antioxidants: Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin E, and CoQ10. With a single capsule you can enjoy the numerous benefits of the ADK while also allowing the antioxidant network to provide your cells with better protection from and clearing of free radicals. Finally, Manganese and Boron were added to enhance both complexes. Use with the Iodine Complex to get even more antioxidant and antioxidant network benefits from Selenomethionine.