Antioxidants help prevent damage to our bodies caused by free radicals. This test measures the level of antioxidants in the blood.

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Antioxidant Check

About this test

Antioxidants are substances or nutrients in our food which can prevent or slow the oxidative damage to our bodies caused by free radicals.

When the body's cells use oxygen, they naturally produce free radicals (by-products) which can cause damage. Antioxidants act as "free radical scavengers" and can prevent and repair damage but the body needs sufficient antioxidant protection to keep these free radicals under control. Free radical damage is thought to contribute to many of the diseases and signs of ageing including wrinkles and cardiovascular disease.

Vitamins A, C and E, Selenium and Coenzyme Q10 are known for their antioxidant properties.

Who is this test for?

This blood test is for individuals who are concerned that they do not get enough antioxidants in their diet, or who believe that their lifestyle exposes them to greater free radical damage through smoking, heavy exercise, stress or sun exposure.

How it works

Collect Sample

We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.

Post Sample

Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.

View Results

View results securely in your own personal dashboard.

Important Information

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.

Blood sample collection kit

We will send you your Antioxidant Check blood sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.

Postage & packaging

Your Antioxidant Check includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.

Private laboratory analysis

Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.

Interpretation of results

Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Antioxidant Check results can be downloaded for your doctor.

Secure online account with

Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Antioxidant Check results.

Health and Lifestyle tracker

Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.

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