Buying supplimental antioxidants can add up to quite a lot of money. I currently do not take a vitamin C suppliment. I drink one glass of a fresh squeezed lemon, two cups of water and two packs of slenda to make lemonade. Dr. Perricone recommends ascorbyl palmitate as a vitamin C suppliment because it is fat soluble. What kind of vitamin C is in a Lemon or Lime? Could I get ascorbyl palmitate though a natural source?
Also, he recommends Tocotrienol as a Vitamin E suppliment. The Tocotrienol is much more expensive than D-Alpha. Is it worth the extra money? I know it is recommended by Dr.Sears to take a E suppliment.
" Vitamin E, Source Naturals, 1000 IU, 100 Softgels
Tocotrienol, Source Naturals, 60 Softgels
Vitamin E (as natural d-alpha tocopheryl) 100 IU 330%
Total Tocotrienols 50 mg +
Gamma Tocotrienol 31 mg
To increase the effectiveness of C and E, as well as its Antioxidant properties of its own, Dr. Perricone also recommends Alpha lipoic acid. Is it possible to get enough of this antioxidant eating the correct the foods that contain it naturally? He recommends 100 mg daily. I read in google that it is in the food spinach, broccoli, beef, yeast, kidney, and heart. Don't think I will be adding heart to my menu. Although brewers yeast may be an option. Anyone know the Alpha Lipoic acid mgs in Brewers Yeast?
Would the debittered brewers yeast contain the same amcount? Brewer's yeast is hard to get down. I tried it before and never could hide the bad taste in a smoothie.
Information on C and E ORAC:
Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity--measures the ability of foods, blood plasma, and just about any substance to subdue oxygen free radicals in the test tube.
ORAC of Vitamin C and E
Vit C (1.89 Orac units / mg) 189,000
Vit E (1.35 Orac units / IU / mg) 135,000