What are free radicals?
Free radicals are created by the body during a cell's normal
metabolic functions and are also triggered by daily stresses including
excess sun exposure, smoking, environmental pollutants and alcohol,
The human body has its own capability to counteract most free
radicals through specific synthesized antioxidants absorbed in
our diet. But when outside toxins overload our body - our natural
defense system fails to provide sufficient protection. This is
due to either an overwhelming production of free radicals or a
decrease of antioxidants in the body. Often this leads to "oxidative
stress" - a condition that occurs when free radicals overload
the human body's natural defense system. Oxidative stress causes
alterations in cell structure and function and cell death leading
to a wide variety of illnesses including heart disease, lung disease,
premature aging and cancer. Oxidative stress also damages DNA,
resulting in mutations that lead to a variety of cancers.
What are antioxidants?
Already existing in our bodies, antioxidants help fight off free
radical damage. In order for antioxidants to be truly effective
they must work synergistically and in conjunction with the body's
own ability to protect, restore and repair itself from the ravages
of free radicals. By replicating the body's synergistic antioxidant
cellular defense system, the patented Thione Complex plays an
integral role in neutralizing free radicals and converting them
into non-toxic molecules. A singular antioxidant cannot regenerate
itself. It needs the help of specific synergistic antioxidants
to do so. This knowledge is becoming the basis for radical new
drugs or compositions that prevent or treat a variety of diseases.
This has become the foundation for Thione International's patented
What are endogenous antioxidants?
Endogenous antioxidants are those that are manufactured normally
by the human body. This is one of the differences setting the
Thione Complex™ apart from other supplements. By replenishing
the body's defenses with its blend of endogenous antioxidants,
Thione provides health benefits without any detrimental side affects.
What is L-glutathione?
L-glutathione (GSH) is the body's chief antioxidant and works
synergistically with other antioxidants to combat free radical
damage. GSH levels inside cells must be maintained in order to
have healthy cells and a strong defense system - our bodies would
die without glutathione. Much of GSH is supplied mainly from fruits,
vegetables, liver, meats, fowl and fish, however most people do
not replenish their systems with enough GSH to combat outside
pollutants. Glutathione is vital in the regeneration of other
antioxidants, such as vitamin C and E, from their oxidative state.
But even Glutathione cannot stand alone, it needs the proper antioxidant
partners to help keep the cycle going, to regenerate glutathione
once it has been “spent” in the process of neutralizing
What is Selenium?
Selenium is a critical trace mineral in the body. This nutrient
is an imperative part of antioxidant enzymes, particularly glutathione
peroxidase, that protect cells against the effects of free radicals
produced during normal oxygen metabolism. Selenium is also essential
for normal functioning of the immune system and thyroid gland.
How are Thione's products different from other
Thione's products are scientifically formulated and made up of
all-natural ingredients. Constituting a patented group of synergistic
antioxidants, we are helping to replenish our body's stores of
endogenous antioxidants helping to boost our immune defense system.
All products with the Thione Complex have been carefully formulated
for optimal absorption and activity in the body.
Why is the synergy of antioxidants found in
the Thione Complex™ so important?
Chemically toxic free radicals are very unstable due to the fact
that they contain "unpaired electrons". They attract
electrons from other substances like proteins and DNA to find
a balance, which cause harmful chain reactions and our cells to
oxidize. Antioxidants, which naturally occur within our body,
scavenge and neutralize free radicals to a less toxic or non-toxic
compound by giving up an electron. During this process antioxidants
are also oxidized or changed or converted to other molecules.
Because of these chemical changes, high doses of vitamin C, vitamin
E or other antioxidants, individually or in limited combinations
other than the synergistic one found in the Thione Complex™,
antioxidants can actually become free radicals themselves making
the very problem that they were intended to correct worse. The
Thione Complex™ supplies the vital antioxidants needed to
neutralize free radicals and regenerate oxidized antioxidants
to their natural state, thereby improving the body’s ability
to protect, restore and repair itself from the damage and ravages
of the noxious free radicals.
As you can see, the antioxidant cycle in our body is made to restore
itself, but when we add additional factors such as stress or tobacco
smoke, this cycle is compromised and needs additional intake of
synergistic antioxidants to help combat the effects of these excess
free radicals. This is what makes Thione Complex Inside™
so unique. There are no other antioxidant compositions that can
mimic the body’s natural antioxidant defense system like
the Thione Complex™. Thione Complex Inside™ is our
best defense to prevent disease and maintain a healthy life.
Do all Thione products containing the Complex
have all-natural ingredients?
Yes, we are committed to only enhancing our body's antioxidant
defense system. We do not add any artificial ingredients to our
Are Thione products approved by the FDA?
All of Thione's products are made in strict accordance to FDA regulations
and copies of its labels and formulas are filed with the FDA. However,
the FDA does not approve or disapprove of any dietary supplements.
What's the best way to ingest the ThioCare™
The tabs should be taken orally and allowed to dissolve in your
mouth. It is best to take one tab in the morning and another in
Why do the ThioCare™ Oral Lozenge need
to be dissolved in the mouth?
Being absorbed in the mouth allows for higher concentrations
of antioxidants to be delivered quicker to affected areas and
is distributed more evenly than a capsule sitting in the stomach.
Are the ThioCare™ Oral Lozenge gender
All Thione products are made for both men and women.
What is the shelf life and how should it be
Thione's products can be stored in a dry place at room temperature
for up to two (2) years. All Thione products are marked with an
Are steroids used in ThioSkin™ products?
No. ThioSkin™ cream, spray and shampoo contains zinc pyrithione,
a non-steroidal treatment; an antimicrobial and skin healing agent
that has been shown to be effective in treating dry, flkay, scaly
skin conditions such as psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis. Also
containing Thione Complex Inside™ to attack free radicals
causing inflammation, which works at the source of the problem.
Thione has developed a four-step regimen for gradual steroid tapering
through the use of “compounding.” Click
here for the four-step treatment program.