Antioxidants and Free Radicals
Interactions with Supplements, Foods, & Other Compounds
Antioxidants include many different nutrients, each of which has the potential to interact with drugs. Look up the unique interactions for each and discuss the potential benefits and risks of your current medications with your doctor or pharmacist before adding antioxidants, such as:
- Minerals: manganese, zinc, and copper, selenium
- Vitamins: vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, vitamin B2, coenzyme Q10
- Amino acid: cysteine
- Herbs: bilberry, turmeric (curcumin), grape seed or pine bark extracts, ginkgo can also provide powerful antioxidant protection for the body
- Antioxidant-rich "superfoods": mangosteen, kombucha, açaí, pomegranate, goji berry, and chia seed
Interactions with Medicines
Certain medicines interact with this supplement.
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The Drug-Nutrient Interactions table may not include every possible interaction. Taking medicines with meals, on an empty stomach, or with alcohol may influence their effects. For details, click a medicine and click through to "More about" or refer to the manufacturers’ package information as these are not covered in this table. If you take medications, always discuss the potential risks and benefits of adding a supplement with your doctor or pharmacist.
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