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Why Do We Sell The Products We Do? PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 31 March 2009 23:38

Our main purpose in offering products here at Antioxidant Alley is to be a single point to purchase harder-to-get and unique products that are high in antioxidants and polyphenols. That's why you'll find dark chocolate products from Xocai here. They use a patented process to neutralize the compounds on the outer covering of the cacao nib that can affect the quality and quantity of the antioxidants and flavonols on the inside. This assures a stable and high-quality product and since they hold the patent, you will not soon see similar products on your grocery store shelves.

Product SelectionWe won't offer products that you can get at your local big-box club store. Not because they aren't good, but really, why sell something you can get locally on demand and at a price that can't be beat?

You may notice that some of our products are sold by others through network or multi-level marketing. We choose our products because of their quality and uniqueness, not because of their distribution method. However, rest assured that you will never be approached to become a "distributor" of those products. We will offer those products at a lower price than the suggested retail price whenever possible.

If you have suggestions for other products that you'd like to see, please leave us some comments or e-mail us your ideas.

 
An Abundance of Antioxidant Acronyms PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 02 January 2009 02:32
Alphabet SoupIf you're like me, you might feel like you've been dropped in a vat of alphabet soup when you read about anti-aging or antioxidants. I'm no microbiologist or even a whiz at word games, but I'll give a shot at trying to 'splain some of the acronyms involved in the articles about which I post.

Since many of the articles refer to free radicals along with the acronyms, I'll start off by trying to explain free radicals. High school chemistry was a very long time ago, but I seem to remember that there are some molecules that are short an electron - have an odd number, or whose valance (outer shell) is not full. These molecules seek to fill that outer shell by either sharing an electron or by "stealing" some from another molecule. Many metals are such molecules, as is oxygen. That's why oxygen is expressed as O2. Two oxygen atoms bond together by sharing electrons to fill their outer electron shell. We all know that oxygen will combine with metal to create rust. That is oxygen combining with the metals to fill the outer shell.

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