Oxidative Stress – What is it?

If the formation of free radicals, a healthy concentration, it is called oxidative stress.

Oxidative stress is the condition in which the human body arising free radicals are not quenched by antioxidants may be sufficient. Free radicals are oxygen radicals or derivatives of oxygen from the breathing. 50-10% of the oxygen from the breathing will be converted in our body’s too aggressive and harmful oxygen radicals.

Moreover, there are a number of factors that lead to an increased production of free radicals: UV radiation, ozone, environmental toxins, emotional stress, unbalanced diet, physical activity (sports), alcohol, smoking, drug, acute and chronic. Thus our body is exposed to a huge burden that is associated with the emergence of a number of diseases.  Despite billions in investments (penny stocks) for the early detection of cancer, the cancer mortality are not reduced by the concept. On the contrary, from 1970 to 1994 the death rate increased in cancer by 6%. Therefore, new methods have to be on cancer prevention to achieve genuine. One way is in a healthy diet and adequate supply of antioxidants.

In the field of cardiovascular diseases (and heart attack, stroke, smoker’s leg a few) take a key role in the antioxidant one. Elevated cholesterol, known as one of the main risk factors for the “hardening of the arteries, can exert its damaging influence that is only when the vessels are sufficiently protected by antioxidants not. In addition, for the arytenoids an important protective function to be regarded as established. Another risk factor, whose importance to the development of cardiovascular disease at a relatively short time, since the famous one, is the so-called homocysteine (a metabolite in the human body). With sufficient supply with glutathione, folic acid, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6 can this serious problem will be treated preventively.

These two major groups of diseases are well but also in other phenomena significant relationship with oxidative stress: this aging process include the general, Alzheimer’s disease (related to vitamin E), depression (connection to folic acid deficiency), cataract (vitamin C , E and carotenoids), senile macular degeneration ( primarily in green vegetables) and Anti aging dysfunction of the immune Even with so-called “balanced diet” is a sufficient supply of protective substances not guaranteed (inadequate absorption of substances from the intestines, decreasing quality of fruits and vegetables due to premature harvesting, long storage, etc.). This recommendation within the system is currently in daily amounts of micronutrients only “minimum to prevent deficiency diseases”.
Finally, it is possible with a drop of blood from the fingertip to measure the individual radiance by and through targeted intake of antioxidants to maintain health contributes actively.

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