Anti Oxidants combat 'Free
Radicals' which are highly reactive and unstable molecules which contain an unpaired electron in
their molecular structure. Electrons are most stable
in pairs, and the free radical tries to stabilize
itself by attaching to the cell membranes of the
body, robbing their molecules of electrons. This
attack spontaneously generates another free radical
molecule, starting a chain reaction which leads to
the cell's death.
indicates that free radical damage is a major
causative factor in the affects of aging on the bodies
tissues, as well as a factor in many degenerative
are one of the bodies major defenses against free
radicals. Antioxidants such as vitamin C and E, are
electron rich substances that donate electrons to the
free radical molecules, stabilizing them before they
can damage body cells and tissues.
with vitamins A, C, & E as well as a diet that
has ample fresh fruits and vegetables provides ample
Anti oxidants are often prescribed as part of a health maintenance program and
are not seen as a total healing system.
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