Antioxidants: Do Our Pigeons Need Them?
In the past decade scientists have uncovered information that is extremely significant and these findings may have tremendous implications for our pigeons in support of better health and a potential for greater athletic performance. These findings can be very important to us involved in the world of pigeons. The discovery is that of the function of antioxidants in the protection of superior health, advanced physical achievement and the recovery from a variety of physical efforts such as showing, training, weaning, performing and breeding.
Antioxidants are micro nutrients that protect tissues in the body and are often recognized as free radical hunters or anti-destruction factors. Research has shown that multiple types of antioxidants work best together as a team rather than using them independently. Jointly they create an effective combination that defends living cells against harm from oxidation. The process of oxidation entails the loss of electrons, were an antioxidant offsets this process by providing electrons.