Because of its large surface area, the respiratory tract is a major target for free radical activity. Air pollution is a major source of “reactive oxygen species” (ROS). Recent studies suggest that free radicals may be involved in the development of pulmonary disorders such as asthma. Cellular damage caused by free radicals is thought to be partly responsible for the bronchial inflammation characteristic of this disease. It has been suggested that increasing antioxidant intake may help to reduce oxidant stress and help to prevent or minimise the development of asthmatic symptoms. Vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta carotene supplementation has been associated with improved pulmonary function. Some evidence suggests glutathione, or possibly N-acetyl cysteine, which is a precursor to glutathione, may be helpful in protecting against pulmonary damage as well (Ames et al, 1993).
AIM Proancynol 2000®
AIM Proancynol 2000® combines the proven antioxidants found in green tea and grape seed extracts with powerful antioxidant "newcomers" N-acetylcystiene and alpha-lipoic acid, as well as rosemary extract, selenium, and lycopene.
AIM Just Carrots®
Beta carotene is a potent antioxidant. AIM Just Carrots® has one of the highest sources of natural beta carotene - up to 700 percent of the U.S. government's Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA). Drinking one glass of AIM Just Carrots® provides you with 35,000 International Units of beta carotene.
AIM BarleyLife® is as effective as the Chinese wolfberries as an antioxidant, with an ORAC value of 25,500! AIM BarleyLife® is bursting with nutrition. It contains 2½ times the beta carotene found in an equivalent weight of raw carrots and about 25 times that found in an equivalent weight of raw broccoli. Beta carotene is an important antioxidant known to protect cells.