Free Radicals - Should I Be Concerned About Them?
By Paul Wallace
Free radicals are unstable
molecules with extra "free" electrons looking for a connection. They can latch
onto a cell
Free radicals are atoms or
groups of atoms that contain at least one unpaired electron that attack
healthy cells. If an
Damage caused by the
"stress" of excessive numbers of free radicals in the body accumulates with
Free radicals in the body have been proven to:
Other types of tissue
breakdown attributed to free radicals can lead to inflammatory disease,
allergies, chronic fatigue
Common sources of excess
free radicals in the human body today are cigarette smoke, air pollution,
Using antioxidants is one of the best ways to help protect your body against dangerous free radicals in the body, which can lead to health problems and disease.
Antioxidants are nutrients which donate extra hydrogen electrons to free radicals, thus neutralizing them and producing stable molecules.
Antioxidant molecules are able to give up extra electrons without turning into free radicals themselves, thus halting this harmful process.
The body is a "closed system". Its well-being depends solely on what is eaten. If you don't feed it what it needs you will have health problems, and most health problems start with free radicals.
Many advertisers today not only tell what the product is (e.g. orange juice) or what it contains (vitamin C) but they also stress that it provides antioxidants.
Antioxidants fight free radicals the cause of many diseases; vitamin C provides antioxidants as well as other important elements needed by the body; vitamin C comes from the orange juice. As the song lyrics go, "You can't have one without the other".
Drinking orange juice is certainly beneficial for health. However, it is only a part of the overall picture. To truly make an improvement in our health, nutritional supplements that provide antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, essential fatty acids, and fibers should be added to our diets.
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Paul Wallace suffered continuing pain long after an accident. Following
regular treatment his doctor prescribed vitamins and minerals. He felt no
relief even though he was taking 64 pills a day. This led to research which
made him realize that the body needs more than individual vitamins and
minerals to be healthy. He now takes one product a day and is much healthier
and pain free, even though he is 72 years young.