Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Anti Oxydant

An antioxidant is a molecule capable of inhibiting the oxidation of other molecules. It can safely interact with free radicals and terminate the chain reaction before vital molecules are damaged. This way they may protect your cells against the effects of free radicals.
Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down certain food, or by environmental exposures like tobacco smoke and radiation. Our bodies produce free radicals all the time as a natural process of our cells using oxygen. There is no problem as long as there is a balance of antioxidants to free radicals in our system. When our bodies fall out of balance there is nothing to stop the hungry charge of free radicals as they seek to replace what they have lost.
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. Free radicals and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. It is estimated that 80%-90% of all degenerative diseases involve free radical activity

Antioxidant substances include:
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Vitamin E

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