Antioxidants are used by the body to combat free radicals, which you’ll learn about in this section. We’ll be looking at the types of antioxidants produced by the body as well as those from food and supplementation. Furthermore, this module will examine the genes involved with antioxidants and how they determine a person’s unique antioxidant need. Finally, we’ll be investigating the role of antioxidants in maintaining health and their effect on fitness and sporting performance, making it possible for you to properly interpret the findings in the genetic reports of your clients.
About the instructor
One of only 8 people in the UK ever to be selected for both the summer and winter Olympic games, Craig Pickering is a British Olympic athlete in both the 100m/4x100m relay and in Bobsleigh. As an athlete, Craig is one of only 8 British athletes in history to have been successfully selected for both summer and winter games. With a career spanning every level of sporting success, Craig was forced to retire with a back injury in 2014. Craig is Head of Sports Science at DNAFit, helping inform and deliver the company’s work with everyone from professional sports teams to absolute beginners with an elite ambition. Craig holds a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Bath and is currently studying a professional doctorate in elite performance.