The Secrets of Vitamins A, C, E, and Selenium

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What is an Anti-Oxidant?

In simple terms, an example of oxidation would be Rust, or Iron Oxide Fe2O3. Imagine that nice new piece of silver colored steel lying outside your garage. Then nightfall comes along and it rains all night. In the morning the sun’s out and dries things up, but you see brown streaks on your nice new piece of metal 🙁

So what happened? Basically the water was the catalyst, and small molecules of Iron Oxide (Acne!) show up. Well the same thing happens with all aspects of our health.


The following site has a good summary of the four main Anti-Oxidant sources, namely Vitamins A, C, E, and Selenium.

A multitude of vitamins and minerals, fiber and other important nutrients are available through plant matter in fruits and vegetables, and all contain good sources of anti-oxidants. Many people prefer to use supplements, as a way of assuring protection against cancer and other lethal diseases. Both are good. But it’s always better to get as many of your vitamins and minerals from fresh and high quality, preferably organically grown food, as you can read about at

I hope this hasn’t confused you! It’s something I’ve been interested in and kept up with since 1995. If you have any questions or concerns, please by all means point and click on the Reply button below!