What You Should Know
Usana Mega Antioxidant is part of the Usana Essentials pack. The Essentials pack contains a high dose of selenium, so we suggest dieters choose a different supplement as a multi-vitamin, but the Mega Antioxidant portion of the Essentials pack is a much better formula. Antioxidants are important to cellular health, but dieter rarely known how important they are when losing weight. Exercise and increased metabolism may cause an unhealthy increase in free radicals. Free radicals take over healthy cells and cause cellular death. If cells die, premature aging and other health concerns may arise. Usana Mega Antioxidants provides all the antioxidants the dieter needs to fight free radicals, but with a healthy diet program, it could provide too many antioxidants causing an imbalance between oxidants and antioxidants.
List of Ingredients
Beta Carotene, Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Natural Mixed Tocopherols, Vitamin K, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Nicotinamide, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12, Biotin, Calcium Pantothenate, Rutin, Quercetin, Citrus Bioflavonoids Extract, Olive Fresh Fruit, Green Tea Dry Leaf, Bilberry Fresh Fruit, Pomegranate Fresh Fruit, Cinnamon, Curcumin, Inositol, Choline Bitartrate, Cysteine Hydrochloride, Bromelains, Alpha-Lipoic-Acid, Ubidecarenone, Lutein, Lycopene and Broccoli.
When a dieter exercises, vasodilators cause blood vessels to widen so additional oxygen can be carried in the blood stream. Oxidants are partly responsible for this vasodilation. Usana Mega Antioxidant is a supplement designed to kill off oxidants to prevent free radicals from causing damage, but they can also stop the vasodilation.
Antioxidants have quickly become a huge part of dieting and healthy living. Dieters are drinking more green tea and taking a long list of antioxidants like acai berry and other superfruit extracts for improved health. When the body gets too many antioxidants, oxidants cannot survive, but the body needs oxidants for some functions. This is why the body produces antioxidants.
There needs to be a healthy balance between oxidants and antioxidants and this supplement could be a bit too strong for most dieters. If a dieter is participating in extreme sports or intense training, the Usana Mega Antioxidants may prove beneficial, but for the average dieter, there is just too much antioxidant support.
- All ingredients for the supplement are listed online.
- Fights free radical damage.
- May contain too many antioxidants for the average dieter.
- May not allow oxidants to work beneficially in the body.
The world loves a good antioxidant. But, green tea and acai berry are not the only strong antioxidants. A typical multi-vitamin contains all the antioxidant support the dieter needs without the huge cost associated with Usana Mega Antioxidant or other Usana supplements. When in doubt, increase green tea intake and eat foods rich in antioxidants.