Knowing Free Radicals
Free radicals are unstable atoms that contribute to oxidative stress which potentially damages cells, causing illness and aging.
The Causes of Free Radicals
Our body produces some antioxidants on its own, but in an insufficient amount. Oxidative stress occurs when there is an imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants (too many free radicals & too few antioxidants)
Free radicals can be commonly caused by:
- Food Addictives
- Air Pollutions
- A light element and the most abundant chemical substance in the universe.
- A clean source of energy that causes no pollution.
- Tiny molecules that pass through cell membrane to eliminate toxic free radicals in the human body.
Hydrogen Combats Free Radicals
A portion of the hydrogen molecule has antioxidant activity. It helps turn body cells into “an antioxidant factory.”
Attributes of an antioxidants:
- Prevent the oxidation of other molecules
- Lessen or prevent the effects of free radicals
- Donate an electron to free radicals without becoming reactive free radicals themselves, thereby reducing their reactivity.