Vigorous workouts are the centerpiece of a healthy lifestyle. But they also generate storms of free radicals (the result of oxygen molecules that are converted into oxidizing agents during the cellular creation of energy) that can cause damage to body tissue. Fortunately, nature and our own bodily physiology offers a counterattack to these free radicals in the form of antioxidants. These helpful compounds (ranging from basic vitamins and minerals to botanical extracts to enzymes and alpha lipoic acid and Omega-3 fatty acids) are instrumental in mopping up free radicals and consequently reducing tissue damage and spurring recovery. Support your bodybuilding efforts and overall health with antioxidants.