Try this simple test at home to see if your Antioxidant works

Antioxidants are all the rage because they are critical for good health. Antioxidants strengthen cellular function, fight disease and slow aging by inhibiting oxidizing free radical damage. Demand has manufacturers adding antioxidants to sport drinks, pet food, cosmetics, coffee, you-name-it.

Ads splash around enticements like “live longer”, “feel better”, “fight illness”. Antioxidants really can help achieve all these benefits if they actually work by resisting free radical oxidation.

Antioxidants come in the form of certain vitamins, minerals, enzymes and phytonutrients. Our bodies also produce natural antioxidants in the form of glutathione and CoQ10 to support cellular health. Inadequate antioxidant levels are found in virtually every type of disease and are primary contributors to aging.

Sorting through hundreds of antioxidant compounds for what will address your needs can be overwhelming and confusing. If you purchase an antioxidant and start using it, how long will it be before you notice a difference? A few weeks or a few months? Do you need more time or a larger dosage? Is your antioxidant even working? Is it adequately blocking cellular oxidation and cleaning up free radicals?

Oxidation occurs when oxygen molecules react to a substance that they encounter. The amount of oxygen present and the type of material encountered affect the result. Often oxidation is visible to the naked eye. Browning fruit and rusting metal are prime examples of oxidation.

Lemon juice is very high in the antioxidant vitamin C. That’s why sliced fruit dipped in lemon juice neutralizes oxygen molecules in the air and slows down the browning of the fruit. Wax on a car acts like an antioxidant by creating a barrier from the oxidizing air, which maintains the luster of the finish.

Our bodies are assaulted by much more than oxygen air molecules. Bacteria, viruses, free radicals, injuries, disease and aging all damage our cells continuously. Inadequate antioxidant levels leave us vulnerable, or worse, in a state of disease. Antioxidants are the internal cavalry fighting for our health.

Use this simple test to verify a base level of activity in your antioxidant.

Mix the antioxidant up as directed, or crush a tablet/capsule and add to water. If the antioxidant is working it will neutralize oxygen molecules as they come in contact with the surface of the antioxidant liquid. The original color of the liquid should not change. When the antioxidant stops working the liquid will begin to oxidize and turn brown.

If an antioxidant can’t neutralize oxygen molecules, how effective will it be against much more formidable enemies in your system?

I suggested this test to a friend who wanted to know if the Isotonix OPC-3® would out perform another brand that she was taking. She mixed up her old antioxidant brand and put it in a glass on her counter. It began turning brown after about 10 minutes. The Isotonix OPC-3® retained its purplish color for five days before she finally got tired of waiting and dumped it out. The performance difference was stark. She decided to switch to OPC-3.

Isotonix® is a line of highly bioavailable supplements which you drink after mixing with water. Isotonix products deliver up to 95% of their nutrients into the bloodstream in minutes.

If you’d like a free sample of an Isotonix® antioxidant to test for yourself, send me an email and I’ll mail you one.


  1. Jenny Shevchenko said,

    December 12, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Is it possible to use this antioxidant test for a high school level science fair project and can you please send me a sample of Isotonix.

  2. Julie Lange said,

    December 12, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Sure Jenny – anything for science!

  3. Shavawn Forester said,

    October 3, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    HI I am interested in using the antioxidant mix for a STEAM fair as well could you please send a sample!

  4. engineeredforhealth said,

    November 21, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Hi Shavawn,
    Sorry for the late reply! Let me know if you’d still like a sample. 🙂

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