Dear PF Forum, Lately, I'm trying to understand the benefits of antioxidant. What is the difference between antioxidant and reducing agents? 1. Reducing agent react with (reduce) oxidizing agent to CREATE NEW molecule(s)? 2. Antioxidant reduces the oxidizing agent so it has an additional(s) electron, so the oxidizing agent is somewhat stable? 3. So both reducing agent and antioxidante REDUCE something else? 4. But reducing agent create a new molecule, while antioxidant just PREVENTS the oxidizing agent to become reactive but don't create new molecule(s)? Are those the idea? Thank you very much. Whether it's right or wrong, so I know I'm on the right track or at least I know where I stand.