How do Antioxidants Work?
How do antioxidants work? First, you have to understand how your body creates energy. Our body creates energy when our cells remove electrons from amino acids, sugars, and fatty acids from the food we eat and add those electrons to other molecules, especially oxygen. When this process happens, unstable particles known as free radicals are created and they are highly reactive and too many of them can damage our cells. Technically, free radical concentration is measured as oxidative stress and free radical damage is called cellular damage.
You can’t avoid all free radicals. The truth is is that they are created during the normal functioning of your body. They are created when we exercise, are out in the sun, are exposed to physical stress like pollution, and even created from mental stress like from your job or your relationships or your family.
Having some free radicals in our cells is normal. Our body will create enzymes to clean them up before they lead to cellular damage. But most Americans are getting too many free radicals in their cells because they are too stressed out, exposed to too much pollution, aren’t getting enough exercise, and have bad diets. Cellular damage happens when our body is exposed to more free radicals then it can handle.
Antioxidants from Ionized Water
Antioxidants are useful because they can function like a defense barrier and they get oxidized instead of our cells. The more antioxidants you have in your diet, the more free radicals are neutralized, and those free radicals won’t damage your cells. Antioxidants can also scavenge for free radicals and neutralize them before they do damage. The third function of antioxidants is to repair damaged cells.
There are hundreds and thousands of sources of antioxidants. They can come from fruits, vegetables, and even whole grains. But did you also know they can also come from tea, coffee, chocolate, wine, and ionized water?
The nutrients that act as antioxidants are vitamin C, beta carotene, selenium, phytochemicals and flavonoids. Some antioxidants are enzymes that our body creates like superoxide dismutase. Protandim is a effective way to increase these enzymes and reduces oxidative stress levels by an average of 40% in 30 days.
Ionized water is also a powerful antioxidant. Millions of antioxidants are found in a single glass of ionized water and these antioxidants are scavengers to seek out and neutralize free radicals.
Taking supplements to get antioxidants is generally a bad idea. The reason is some antioxidants, like beta-carotene, can become a pro-oxidant if taken too much. The truth is that the healthiest diet is based on whole foods. It takes all of the different parts of the food in order for our body to digest it fully and get the full benefits from it. If you start to break down that food into pieces, your body doesn’t know what to do with it, and the antioxidants won’t be utilized like they’re supposed to.
How do antioxidants work? They protect our cells and health them from free radical damage. The best places to get antioxidants are from eating a diet based on whole foods, drinking ionized water, and if you take Protandim, you will increase the amount of enzymes that your body uses to lower oxidative stress. These are the best strategies for keeping your cells healthy.
To your health!