What is Oxidative Stress/Free Radicals?
Oxidative stress is a physiological stress response in the body that results from an imbalance between antioxidants and free radicals (reactive oxygen species) which are waste matter derived from series of cellular reactions. Free radicals to some extent are considered to be normal and essential for the healing process.
However when antioxidants become overwhelmed by free radicals over time this leads to virtually an open invitation to leaving you exposed to tissue and cell damage and result in laying the foundations to a chronic disease.
Possible causes of Free Radicals?
There are many internal and external contributing factors that can cause free radicals to overwhelm antioxidants such as:
How does it affect health?
Oxidative stress affects every cell in the body which means it affects every tissue, organ and system and plays a role in many chronic health conditions including:
Symptoms of Oxidative Stress
How to prevent oxidative stress?
A great place to start is by getting to know what is causing the higher ratio of free radicals. Once the cause is known then an action plan can be implemented in order to avoid the causes.
Unsure of what is causing you to have symptoms of ill-health?
Don’t worry a naturopath and nutritionist like me can help you identify the causes and assist you back to good health so you can create your path to wellness.
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