SURVEY FINDS THAT WHILE MOST PEOPLE MAY HAVE HEARD OF ANTIOXIDANTS,
MANY HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THEY ACTUALLY DO
A Survey By Thione International Discovers That People Are Not
As Knowledgeable As One Would Think About Antioxidants
Atlanta, GA, June 8, 2002 - In this day and age where people
are so focused on good health and taking care of their bodies,
you'd think that most people would be familiar with antioxidants.
According to a new survey by Thione International, the majority
of respondents have heard of antioxidants (nearly 72% of women
and 58% of men). However, 24% of all people surveyed said they
had no idea what antioxidants do for them and 81% of respondents
did not know that antioxidants improve their immune system or
can keep them healthy.
The survey, which queried 500 people nationwide regarding various
questions about antioxidants, was conducted to see exactly how
much, or how little, people really knew about antioxidants. The
survey also found that income and Internet access play a role
in people's knowledge of antioxidants: 41% of people who make
less than $25,000 said they had heard of antioxidants compared
to 85% of people who make more than $100,000. Also, people with
Internet access were almost twice as likely (77% to 44%) to say
they had heard of antioxidants compared to people without Internet
"Being that antioxidants play such an integral role in the
health and efficiency of our bodies, you'd think more people would
have a better understanding of just how they work within our bodies,"
explained Dr. Theodore Hersh, Chairman of Thione International,
the company that developed a patented antioxidant complex (the
Thione ComplexTM ) that works with our body's own antioxidant
defense system. "What this survey really lets us know is
that while a decent amount of people are familiar with the word
'antioxidant', too many people are less informed on their actual
benefits…making education that much more important."
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Thione International, Inc.
was founded in 1995 by Dr. Theodore Hersh with the mission of
developing preventative and therapeutic healthcare and consumer
products. Drawing upon thirty years of clinical and research experience
with the human body's antioxidant defense system, Dr. Hersh created
his patented Thione ComplexTM which he has incorporated into a
number of diverse applications such as cosmetic, radiotherapy,
skin care, dermatology, pain-relief, oral hygiene and nutritional
supplement products. Currently the company holds 16 patents on
various applications of the Complex. All Thione products are doctor
developed, clinically tested and patented.