Antioxidants are substances or nutrients in our foods which can prevent or slow the oxidative damage to our body.
When our body cells use oxygen, they naturally produce free radicals (by-products) which can cause damage.
Antioxidants act as "free radical scavengers" and hence prevent and repair damage done by these free radicals.
Biological `free radicals` are highly reactive oxygen species derived from the environment, the diet and from normal biochemical processes occurring in the body.
Free radicals can attack, damage and ultimately destroy any material including the sensitive cells and tissues inside the body. Free radicals can do a lot of damage by reprogramming our DNA.
Free radicals occur when healthy oxygen molecules are transformed into a highly reactive, unstable form of oxygen. This transformation occurs by things we trust most like sunlight, the air we breathe, the food we eat and things we do everyday, like exercise.
One free radical can initiate literally tens of thousands of reactions. If not stopped one free radical can go on to create very serious havoc in the area it has initiated.
To protect against the damaging effects of free radicals, the body needs sufficient antioxidant protection to keep these free radicals under control. Antioxidants effectively `mop-up` the free radicals before they can cause any damage.
Vitamins A, C and E, Selenium and Coenzyme Q10 are known for their antioxidant properties.
We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.
Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.
View results securely in your own personal dashboard.
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.
Your Blood sample will be analysed at our chosen laboratory based in the heart of London's medical district. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from the UK's largest independent provider of clinical diagnostic tests
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.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Antioxidant Profile test results can be downloaded for your doctor.
Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to mymedichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Antioxidant Profile test results.
Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your test results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.