Are Antioxidants Important?


Antioxidants You’ve heard the buzz about antioxidants. But what exactly do they do for you, and what’s the difference between antioxidants and polyphenols? Keep reading about the importance of polyphenols, and the major way they can positively affect your health.

Polyphenols vs. Antioxidants

Oxidation at the cellular level is often compared to the rust that forms on metal, and is thought to contribute to both cancer and premature aging. So an entire industry sprang up around the antioxidant potential of the purple-red “superfoods” and their ability to “remove the rust”, preventing cancer and premature aging.

Because this was such exciting news, this may have been a case where we leapt to a conclusion before fully understanding the effects of antioxidants alone. According to the most recent study data, there is something powerful about polyphenols, other than their antioxidant benefits. This is where the big difference between antioxidants and polyphenols comes in. At Gene Smart, we focus on the polyphenols that positively impact your gene expression, rather than the polyphenols that merely promote antioxidant activity. These particular polyphenols have been shown to turn off those genes that express inflammation.

How Can I Increase My Polyphenols Antioxidants?

Polyphenol sourcesPolyphenols are found in most legumes; in fruits such as apples, blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, cherries, cranberries, grapes, pears, plums, raspberries, and strawberries; and in vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, celery, onions, and parsley. Other sources include green tea, olive oil, bee pollen, many grains, and even dark chocolate and red wine! Click here for a full list of high polyphenols foods.

We encourage you to get your polyphenols through the foods you eat, but for many, taking a premium quality supplement can help ensure that you are getting sufficient amounts of polyphenols each day.

Our Pomegranate & Green Tea Extract is a distinctive supplement that delivers a unique blend of polyphenols from pomegranates and green tea. Unlike most supplements that are standardized to merely deliver antioxidant properties, this premium quality supplement is designed to positively impact our genes by delivering specific types and doses of polyphenols including ellagic acid, punicalagans, and catechins including EGCG. Pomegranate & Green Tea Extract is only available at

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