Oxidative Stress

Ever notice a person that looks about 20 years younger than their age?

Those young looking people are able to look years younger because their bodies are able to handle Oxidative Stress, also known as free radical damage. Oxidative Stress is defined as a imbalance of reactive oxygen species (free radicals) and antioxidant defenses, where the reactive oxygen species outnumber the antioxidant defenses resulting in tissue damage. Oxidative stress can damage your heart as well as your skin.

An example of free radical damage is shownwhen cutting an apple in half. Leave one side of the apple exposed while spraying the other side of the apple with lemon juice, which is full of antioxidants. The side of the apple containing lemon juice will remain fresh looking, while the side of the apple without lemon juice becomes brown. This is a simple example of how oxidative stress effects an apple. Well, the same thing happens internally with us.

We have an internal antioxidant system that is supported by our external antioxidant systems, ACE and selenium. The right type of food, the right amount of nutrients, and the right amount of exercise will stop oxidative stress.

At the Institute of Nutritional Medicine & Cardiovascular Research, our focus is to detect specific nutrient and hormonal deficiencies, develop programs that safely enhance metabolic functions and to prevent disease and improve the quality of life in the general population. Contact us today to find out how we can help you!


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