Are you protected from free radicals?
A Rice University Study stated: Free radicals are atoms or groups of atoms with an odd (unpaired) number of electrons and can be formed when oxygen interacts with certain molecules. Once formed, these highly reactive radicals can start a chain reaction, like dominoes. Their chief danger comes from the damage they can do when they react with important cellular components such as DNA, or the cell membrane. Cells may function poorly or die if this occurs. To prevent free radical damage the body has a defense system of antioxidants.
Antioxidants are molecules which can safely interact with free radicals and terminate the chain reaction before vital molecules are damaged.
Each and every day your body is exposed to free radicals caused by pollution, preservatives, heavy metals, UV radiation, and stress, causing cell damage that can have devastating effects.Are you protected from…?
- Environmental Causes of Free Radicals
- Daily Stress – Emotional and Physical
- Ozone Depletion
- Air Pollutants
- Cigarette Smoking
- Radiation (Including UV Sunrays)
- Industrial Chemicals
- Processed and Fried Foods
- Drugs – Recreational and Prescription