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Understanding and Preventing Oxidative Stress

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Understanding and Preventing Oxidative Stress

Oxygen is the most abundant chemical element on Earth. It’s one of life’s necessities, but in high concentrations, oxygen is actually toxic and corrosive. In fact, oxygen derives its roots from Greek: “oxys-” meaning acid and “–gonos” meaning producer. Oxygen is responsible for oxidative stress in the body, but before you start holding your breath…

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How Oxidative Stress is Linked to Cancer

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How Oxidative Stress is Linked to Cancer

 Oxidative stress is a condition that results when an imbalance is created between free radicals, reactive metabolites, oxidants, and antioxidants. Free radicals are molecules that contain an uneven number of electrons. They travel through the body, detaching electrons from other molecules, destabilizing these molecules and creating more free radicals in the process. This is a…

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The Benefits of Antioxidants

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The Benefits of Antioxidants

Antioxidants, oxidation and free radicals.                                                                                                     Antioxidants are tiny molecules which help to inhibit the oxidation of other molecules.  This is important, due to the fact that oxidation happens within the body at a consistent rate.  What many don’t know is that oxidation and free radical production, when in check are necessary for certain biological processes. …

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