Antioxidants don’t extend lifespan or healthspan.
The multimillion dollar antioxidant industry is a scam designed to siphon the Benjamins out of your wallet or purse.
The oxidative-damage theory of aging was born in the 1950s by Denham Harman, the Father of Free Radical Aging Theory.
He was working for Shell Oil when he became interested in aging, and developed his theory at the University of California at Berkeley.
The oxidative-damage theory of aging was killed by Pf. Arlan Richardson and his colleagues at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.
It was killed a second time by Pf. Rochelle Buffenstein, and again and again after that.
The snake oil salesmen selling you antioxidant elixirs and tonics know about this research, but won’t tell you about it. 
Lord Dollar almost always wins out against Lord Health. Why else would the general populace die way before their time?
Decades ago, in the 1970s, “there wasn’t a robust demonstration that feeding animals antioxidants really had an effect on life span,” according to Pf. Richardson.
Many supplements actually shorten lifespan and healthspan.
The snake oil salesmen aren’t going to tell you about this research either.
Lord Dollar is in the saddle. And rides mankind (changing up the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote).
Many free radicals extend lifespan, some of them radically (pardon the pun).
Lord Dollar hucksters don’t want you to know about the research of Siegfried Hekimi and Wen Yang of McGill University.
Supplemental vitamin C can shorten lifespan.
Again, check out the research by Siegfried Hekimi and Wen Yang.
It’s been known for a long time that excess vitamin C acts as an oxidant, not an antioxidant.
Free radicals are part of the body’s repair system, but because scientists have a vested interest they declare war on “free radicals” and “inflammation.”
A typical gym workout activates free radicals to build muscle.
Adano Ley (Swami Nitty-Gritty) said …
“You die to live. Catabolic produces anabolic to regulate catabolic to become metabolic. If your cells don’t die, YOU will die.”
Free radicals help prevent sarcopenia in the elderly. 
Let’s examine one popular supplement – bromelain.
Bromelain is usually sold as an “antioxidant,” yet most of its actions involve oxidation.
But exactly which bromelain are you buying?
Bromelain is not a single proteolytic enzyme.
“Bromelain” is a wastebasket term for an assortment of sundry enzymes and substances, including various cysteine proteases, acid phosphatase, peroxidase, amylase, cellulase, ananain, comosain, etc. 
Stem bromelain differs from leaf bromelain differs from root bromelain differs from fruit bromelain, and so forth.
Bromelain is a different assortment of enzymes in a young pineapple plant than in an older one.
Bromelain is a different assortment of enzymes when pineapple grows in acid soil compared to alkaline soil.
Bromelain is a different assortment of enzymes when the humidity is higher compared to lower.
Bromelain is a different assortment of enzymes when the atmospheric pressure is higher compared to lower.
Bromelain is a different assortment of enzymes when it’s oxidized than when it isn’t.
Bromelain is a different assortment of enzymes in the presence of calcium than in the presence of iron.
Bromelain is a different assortment of enzymes when interacting with one enzyme compared to another.
Bromelain is a different assortment of enzymes when interacting with stomach acid.
Bromelain is a different assortment of enzymes in the morning than at midday or in the evening.
Bromelain is a different assortment of enzymes when exposed to infrared vs. red vs. orange vs. yellow vs. green vs. blue vs. indigo vs. violet vs. UV-A vs. UV-B vs. UV-C radiant frequencies.
Lord Dollar huckster know people buy the word “bromelain.”
Words separate human beings from ACTUALITY (beingness) and trap them in REALITY (consciousness).
You won’t learn this in school because Lord Dollar is the teacher.  
 Wyndham Lewis wrote, “The art of advertisement, after the American manner, has introduced into all our life such a lavish use of superlatives, that no standard of value whatever is intact.”
 Sarcopenia (“poverty of flesh”) is the degenerative loss of skeletal muscle mass associated with aging.
 “Sardine” is another such wastebasket term. It’s a word for a variety of small fish – cold-water and warm-water, depending on the whims of advertising. Sild, brislings, pilchards, and herring are just a few examples. ADVERTISERS KNOW THAT 99 PERCENT OF THE PUBLIC IS SO UNEDUCATED THEY NEVER EVEN THINK OF INVESTIGATING SUCH MATTERS. Libertarians should know better, but they don’t.
 Konrad Lorenz wrote, “De-individualizing effects are desired by all those whose intention is to manipulate large bodies of people. Opinions, polls, advertising, cleverly directed fads and fashions help the mass producers on this side of the Iron Curtain, and the functionaries on the other side, to attain what amounts to a similar power over the masses.”
 Douglas Rushkoff wrote, “The United States is the only developed nation in the world that does not mandate media literacy as part of its public-school curriculum. There are reasons why. Media literacy is dangerous – not to the individuals who gain it, but to the people and institutions that depend on our not having it. Once we master the tools of media literacy, we cannot apply them selectively. If we learn the techniques that an advertiser uses to fool us, we have also learned the techniques that a government uses. If we demystify the role of our high-tech pundits, we may demystify the role of our priests as well.”