Science Behind Antioxidants

You hear the word antioxidants, and probably think ‘healthy.’ However, what still remains a mystery to many is the WHY behind the benefits of antioxidants. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, antioxidants are man-made or natural substances that may delay or prevent cell damage. This article will delve into the science behind antioxidants and WHY they are said to have health benefits.

Free radicals are unstable molecules that are naturally formed when you exercise or when your body turns food into fat. Free radicals are known to cause ‘oxidative stress’ which over time causes serious damage to cells and is also said to play a role in the formation of diseases such as Parkinsons, Alzheimers, and eye diseases. Since there is nothing that can be done to prevent the formation of free radicals, it is important to balance these molecules so they don’t lead to cell damage.

There have been many laboratory experiments that have shown antioxidant molecules to counteract oxidative stress molecules in the body. Thus, the free radical will also balance out, better preventing cells from being damaged.

So what does this mean in terms of diet?

Like anything, antioxidants are beneficial in moderation. You shouldn’t try to only consume foods that are high in antioxidants, because this can be dangerous. Eating a healthy and balanced diet is still important, however, you should try to incorporate antioxidants into your routine as best as you can.

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  • Reduce free radicals formed in the body
  • Support skin health
  • Support skin structure
  • Support collagen formation

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