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Healing Systems > Anti-Oxidants

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.

Research 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 conditions.

Antioxidants 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.

Selenium with vitamins A, C, & E as well as a diet that has ample fresh fruits and vegetables provides ample anti-oxidant protection.

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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