Do you know what free radicals are? You should because they harm your health.
Free radicals are the most common cause of tissue damage and free radicals have been linked to every known disease by more than 6,000 scientific studies.
Specifically, free radicals are molecules that are over-reactive because they are unbalanced electronically. In an attempt to become balanced they rob electrons from the molecules that make up the cells in your body, damaging or destroying them. In addition, free radicals damage cell structure and reduce the cell's ability to function.
Controllable amounts of free radicals are formed during normal cellular functions, but excess free radicals can result from drugs, air pollution, tobacco smoke, pesticides, herbicides, chemicals in our food and water, allergic reactions, emotional upsets, excessive exercise and even an excess of certain dietary substances such as fats.
Fortunately, there's a solution and they're called Antioxidants. They offer a powerful nutritional tool to prevent illness and even slow down aging. Examples of antioxidant nutrients are Vitamins A, C & E and the minerals zinc and selenium.
There is also a super potent antioxidant commonly known as Proanthocyanidins. These active ingredients are the most potent, natural, free radical scavengers yet discovered. In tests done to measure the ability of substances to neutralize free radicals, proanthocyanidins proved to be 20 times more powerful than Vitamin C and 50 times more powerful than Vitamin E!
In closing, nutritional supplements can play a very big role in improving one's health and this includes antioxidants. They help prevent the bodily damage caused by free radicals and, proven by numerous studies, anyone will benefit from taking them.
By Ryan Cote
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