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Antioxidants :: qProtect & Mega qProtect PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marzena Kolano   


Mega qProtect is a high quality formula developed specifically for increasing antioxidant protection. The main ingredients of the formula are different plant extracts (Ginkgo biloba, green tea, and bilberry) that are known for their antioxidant properties and many other vitamins and trace elements, to support our health.

qProtect contains 50 mg of Ginkgo biloba in one tablet, and is additionally enriched with natural antioxidants. It has been proved that the most efficient supplements containing Ginkgo biloba should have 24% of flavone glycosides to become a concentrate of the most important ingredients.

qProtect & Mega qProtect meet those expectations.


   The main ingredient of the qProtect formula is Ginkgo biloba, which is the most ancient tree in the history of Earth. It is well known that besides its antioxidant properties, it beneficially affects the function of the body in many other ways. The formula contains useful vitamins and trace elements as well.


   Typically all atoms have paired electrons surrounding the nucleus. Our natural metabolic processes cause some of these atoms to lose a single electron, resulting in a highly unstable particle called a free radical. The free radical will try and remedy the unnatural state of an unpaired electron by stealing an electron from another normal atom. This causes a chain reaction of free radical creation that, over time, damages the cells of the body. This process is referred to as oxidation, and many scientists regard oxidative cell damage caused by free radicals to be one of the root causes of the metabolic deterioration that comes with aging.


   Antioxidants are substances that are able to donate an electron to convert free radicals back to a normal state, without becoming unstable themselves. Thus antioxidants help protect the cells and tissues of the body from oxidative damage. Vitamins with strong antioxidative properties include beta carotene (vitamin A), vitamin C, and vitamin E. The trace mineral selenium has also shown similar properties.


qProtect is recommended in the following conditions:

  • after stroke
  • in brain diseases
  • in Parkinson?s or Alzheimer?s disease
  • to prevent stroke, dizziness, headaches or to cure insomnia
  • in diseases such as autism, schizophrenia, epilepsy, ADHS, etc.
  • in civilisation diseases such as: asthma, allergies, otitis media, sinusitis, noise in ears, hearing or eyesight impairment
  • in heart diseases, in angina cruris, in varices, hemorrhoids, prevents clottage, regulates blood pressure
  • beneficial in inflammatory conditions e.g.: arthritis, liver inflammation, prostate inflammation, ovaries inflammation


   The fossil record shows that the maidenhair tree, widely known by its scientific name Ginkgo biloba, existed some 270 million years ago, making it the most ancient tree species known. This living relic is very rich in antioxidants and flavanoids, and may help to improve blood flow and microcirculation in the capillaries. Microcirculation is important for oxygen and nutrients to enter the brain through the blood brain barrier.


qProtect & Mega qProtect - the best antioxidant shields for our body.




Component Value Unit
Beta-Carotene 3000.0 I.U.
Vitamin C 60.0 mg
Vitamin E 10.0 I.U.
Selenium 20.0 mcg
Ginkgo Biloba leaf   50.0 mg






Mega qProtect

   The ageing process is strictly connected with our genetic predispositions to certain type of metabolism as well as, with our lifestyle.

In each of the body's cells there are mitochondria which can be compared to miniscule thermal power plants. It is here that the blood delivers oxygen, hydrogen as well as other chemical elements with the goal of starting energy producing combustion. But, in this process, combustion by-products are produced: free radicals.
   As the researchers say: ?free radicals create more free radicals?. As long as we don?t start to strengthen our body with the use of antioxidants, the process of destruction is endless. Mega qProtect contains as many as 16 antioxidants. They are often called ?the collectors of free radicals.?


There are two main types of antioxidants: exogenous antioxidants and endogenous antioxidants.

   Exogenous antioxidants are antioxidants we get from our diet by eating antioxidant-rich foods and by taking supplements. Some well known examples of exogenous antioxidants are vitamins A, C and E. Even though exogenous antioxidants can be obtained from food sources, in our modern day world it is nearly impossible to get enough exogenous antioxidants from our diet to neutralize all of the free radicals generated. This is why antioxidant supplementation is so vital!

   Endogenous antioxidants are made by our bodies. Because they are produced by our own bodies and not obtained from food sources, endogenous antioxidants are far more potent than exogenous antioxidants. Endogenous antioxidants repair ALL of the the free radical damage by initiating cell regeneration from the inside on out, whereas, exogenous antioxidants only repair some of the free radical damage from the outside on in by stimulating (not initiating) cell regeneration.



We know for a fact that antioxidants prevent a lot of civilisation diseases, such as:

  • allergies
  • asthma
  • atopic skin inflammation
  • infections
  • some cancers (they also enhance cancer treatment)
  • cardiovascular system diseases
  • liver intoxication


Free Radicals:

   Many scientists believe that the root cause of aging, or at least a contributing factor, is the damage caused to the cells of our bodies by highly unstable and reactive atoms known as free radicals. Normally, electrons surrounding the nucleus of an atom are in pairs.

   Oxidative processes in our body, such as converting food to energy, causes some of these atoms to lose an electron, turning them into free radicals?that is, an atom with an upaired electron in its outer ring. As electrons have a strong bias to exist in pairs, rather than singly, the free radical will steal the electron it needs from another normal atom, turning the normal atom into a free radical, and starting a chain reaction of free radical formation.




   Free radicals shouldn't be seen as completely evil. They're not entirely bad. Aside from the fact that they play a key role in breathing (one of important bodily function), they also have some other key functions. They're important to our immune system - they're actually partly responsible for killing the bacteria and other invaders of your body. They also help start the inflammatory process that helps repair injury.




Free radicals and antioxidants are both important to your health.

The key is to balance the two using antioxidants as qProtect.



   The lipids that make up cell membranes, and DNA inside the mitochondria of cells appear to be susceptible to contributing to this chain reaction, which, over time can cause impairments in cell function. If enough damage is cause, the cell can die.



   Antioxidants are substances that are able to slow down or break the chain reaction of free radical formation, by their ability to donate a single electron to a free radical without becoming unstable themselves. This group of substances include Vitamin A (Retinol, Beta Carotene), Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Lycopene, and Ubiquinone (CoQ10).



   As well, flavanoids and polyphenols, rich in plant species such as Ginkgo biloba, green tea, and blueberries, have exhibited strong anti-oxidative properties.

   Other substances which have shown antioxidant properties, or help support the antioxidative process includes L-cysteine, L-gluthionine, alpha lipoic acid, and the trace elements selenium, zinc and manganese.

   Antioxidants are abundant in fruits and vegetables, as well as in other foods including nuts, grains, and some meats, poultry, and fish.



The list below describes food sources of common antioxidants:

  • Beta-carotene is found in many foods that are orange in color, including sweet potatoes, carrots, cantaloupe, squash, apricots, pumpkin, and mangos. Some green, leafy vegetables, including collard greens, spinach, and kale, are also rich in beta-carotene.
  • Lutein, best known for its association with healthy eyes, is abundant in green, leafy vegetables such as collard greens, spinach, and kale.
  • Lycopene is a potent antioxidant found in tomatoes, watermelon, guava, papaya, apricots, pink grapefruit, blood oranges, and other foods. Estimates suggest 85 percent of American dietary intake of lycopene comes from tomatoes and tomato products.
  • Selenium is a mineral, not an antioxidant nutrient. However, it is a component of antioxidant enzymes. Plant foods like rice and wheat are the major dietary sources of selenium in most countries. The amount of selenium in soil, which varies by region, determines the amount of selenium in the foods grown in that soil. Animals that eat grains or plants grown in selenium-rich soil have higher levels of selenium in their muscle. In the United States, meats and bread are common sources of dietary selenium. Brazil nuts also contain large quantities of selenium.
  • Vitamin A is found in three main forms: retinol (Vitamin A1), 3,4-didehydroretinol (Vitamin A2), and 3-hydroxy-retinol (Vitamin A3). Foods rich in vitamin A include liver, sweet potatoes, carrots, milk, egg yolks, and mozzarella cheese.
  • Vitamin C is also called ascorbic acid, and can be found in high abundance in many fruits and vegetables and is also found in cereals, beef, poultry, and fish.
  • Vitamin E, also known as alpha-tocopherol, is found in almonds, in many oils including wheat germ, safflower, corn, and soybean oils, and is also found in mangos, nuts, broccoli, and other foods.




Component Value Unit
Beta-Carotene 10.0 mg
Retinol 1.5 mg
Lycopene complex 5.0 mg
Vitamin C 200.0 mg
Tocopherol complex 100.0 I.U.
Selenium 50.0 mg
Zinc 8.0 mg
Manganese 2.0 mg
Coenzyme Q10 10.0 mg
L-Cysteine 100.0 mg
L-glutathione 20.0 mg
Alpha-lipoic acid 100.0 mcg
Ginkgo biloba extract (std. 24% flavonglycosides) 20.0 mg
Green tea extract (std. 20% polyphenols) 15.0 mg
Bilberry extract (std. 25% anthocyanins) 5.0 mg



If you can't get enough exogenous antioxidants from your diet to neutralize all of the free radicals generated you should try out following products from CaliVita:

qProtect or Mega qProtect






Last Updated on Saturday, 22 February 2014 12:24


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