- Supports cellular health and enhances immune system functioning.
- Supports healthy bones and joints.
- Supports good vision and macular health.
- Encourages upper respiratory tract health and overall heart health.
The Sam's Advanced Antioxidant "Plus" formula is comprised of well-known antioxidants such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium, and more recently Vitamin D.
Vitamin D is used to maintain cellular health and enhance immune system functioning. It also helps to support healthy bones.The best source for Vitamin D is natural sunlight, and food sources, such as milk and eggs are relatively minor sources. The elderly, people in northern climates, and people who don't get out in the sun regularly are prone to deficiencies in Vitamin D.
Researchers at the University of Bonn in Germany, in cooperation with the Bad Oeynhausen Heart Centre, said there are "clear indications" that heart health can be supported by vitamin D.
Vitamin A: The primary source of Vitamin A is from plant sources, primarily green and yellow vegetables, especially carrots and fruits. Vitamin A is important for healthy immune system functioning and is required for bone growth and vision.
Vitamin C: Vitamin C is abundant in fresh fruits and vegetables, especially citrus fruits. Vitamin C is also important to immune system functioning and a healthy metabolism, but has also been shown; when in combination with zinc, Vitamin E, and Vitamin A; to support vision and macular health.
Vitamin E: Vitamin E is associated with assisting the body from the effects of oxidation. Common sources of Vitamin E include vegetable oils, cereal grains, animal fats, meat, poultry, eggs, fruits, and especially wheat germ oil.
Selenium: Proper dietary selenium levels have been linked to cellular, cardiovascular, and joint heath. Crab, liver, poultry, and wheat germ are good selenium sources. In 2003, the FDA permitted supplement claims along the following lines for selenium:
Zinc: Zinc, a trace element, is used to support a healthy immune system. Interestingly, nearly 100 specific enzymes rely on zinc as a catalyst! And, zinc is responsible for natural killer cell and T-lymphocyte function. Meat, seafood, nuts, legumes, and whole grains contain relatively high concentrations of zinc.
Echinacea: Echinacea is used to support upper respiratory tract health and is considered to stimulate immune system health. Interestingly, echinacea was used in the U.S. widely by settlers who learned about the herb's medicinal value from the Plains Indian tribes.
White Willow Bark: The chemical in white willow bark is EXACTLY the same as aspirin, but without the potential side effects. Look at all the warnings on an aspirin bottle. Those who can't take aspirin usually have no problem with the willow bark. There is clear clinical evidence that a small amount of aspirin support heart health.