Timeless Prescription Oxygen Extreme is a combination of vitamins, minerals and special herbs that helps protect the body from the negative effects of free radicals.
Scientists believe that by increasing the body’s intake of antioxidants one can stay healthy longer. The challenge: finding the right antioxidants, in the right amounts, to effectively target the different types of free radicals in the body.
Beta-Carotene (Vitamin A precursor)
Vitamin A is part of a family of compounds including retinol, retinal and beta-carotene. Beta-carotene, also known as pro-vitamin A, can be converted into vitamin A when additional levels are required. Vitamin A helps to promote healthy skin and vision.
Vitamin C is found in peppers (sweet, green, red, hot red and green chili), citrus fruits and Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, collards, mustard greens, broccoli, spinach, guava, kiwi fruit, currants and strawberries. Nuts and grains contain small amounts of vitamin C. It is important to note that cooking destroys vitamin C activity.
Vitamin C provides antioxidant benefits to the body. Also known as ascorbic acid, vitamin C helps to maintain healthy collagen in the skin, and promotes normal healing. The body does not manufacture vitamin C on its own, nor does it store it. Therefore, Vitamin C must be acquired through diet and supplementation.
The most valuable sources of dietary vitamin E include vegetable oils, margarine, nuts, seeds, avocados and wheat germ. Safflower oil contains large amounts of vitamin E and there are trace amounts in corn oil and soybean oil. Vitamin E protects the body from oxidation, a normal ageing process by which oxygen breaks down the body’s tissues. It works to neutralise free radicals, which are naturally occurring unstable molecules that can damage the body’s healthy molecules by taking electrons from other cells in order to balance themselves. Vitamin E acts to stabilise unstable free radicals, thus promoting the health of tissues.
Bilberry extract is derived from the leaves and berry like fruit of a common European shrub closely related to the blueberry. Extracts of the ripe berry are known to contain flavonoid pigments known as anthocyanins. They act as powerful antioxidants. Bilberry supports healthy circulation in the body. Many of the bioflavonoids in bilberry have antioxidant effects, strengthen the structural integrity of blood vessels and promote healthy circulation to small capillaries that deliver oxygen and nutrients to the eyes, skin and tissues.
Green Tea Extract
Green tea extract has been used for centuries in India and China. A number of beneficial health effects are related to regular consumption of green tea and dried/powdered extracts of green tea tea; epicatechin (EC), epigallocatechin (EGC), epicatechin gallate (ECG) and epigallocatechin that are available in some dietary supplements. The active components in green tea are a family of polyphenols (catechins) and flavonols, which possess potent antioxidant activity. Several catechins can be found in green gallate (EGCG). EGCG makes up around 10 to 50 percent of the total catechin content and appears to be the most powerful of all the catechins, with antioxidant activity about 25 to 100 times more powerful than vitamins C and E.
Ginkgo biloba supports circulation, oxygenation and blood flow to skin and tissues.
Milk Thistle is used to promote liver health. It contains some of the most potent liver-supporting substances known. Milk thistle protects against free radicals by acting as an antioxidant, protecting the liver, as well as supporting the normal production of new liver cells.