Taking high quality supplements containing lots of antioxidants, especially in the right ratio act synergistically to neutralize free radical damage. Free radicals exist in our bodies by the
millions. They are atoms that are missing an electron and are thus unstable. These atoms have but one desire....find another atom and steal one of its electrons. That way the atom will no longer be unstable, but it will end up creating another free radical. This continual increase in free radicals and instability can naturally have some bad effects.
First it can increase inflamation.
Second, it can lower the body's ability to fight off disease.
Third, it can cause mutations in the DNA inside the cell's nucleus.
AntiOxidants are substances that have extra electrons they can willing give to free radicals, thus eliminating the instability. Once a free radical is neutralized and stable it no longer creates more free radicals and the chain reaction ends.
By eliminating - or at least reducing - free radical and inflammation, one can limit oxidative stress.... which is the main cause for degenerative diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and alsheimers.
- PHILIP JAY GOULD
- I am a student of the Universe and a disciple SGI President Daisaku Ikeda. I believe in maximizing every precious moment here. I love music, singing, dancing, reading, writing, and dialogues with motivated people. I believe in the Unlimited Power and Wonder of the Human Body to Maintain and Heal itself, without unnecessarily risky surgeries, tests, biopsies, pharmaceutical drugs and long hospital stays. My Motto: PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE.