Free radicals are molecules that are unstable because they are lacking an electron, making them roam the body to find their missing part. In this essential process, the free radicals damage cells, and in turn, overall health declines and the aging process accelerates. Free radicals are created by oxidation, which occurs when making energy, from environmental toxins, processed foods, prolonged exercise, and stress. While oxidation is necessary for metabolism, in excess it can promote aging, inflammation, cancer, memory loss, and cardiovascular disease.
The Natural Solution:
Fortunately, there are molecules that can be eaten, supplemented, and created in the human body that help to even out these unstable free radicals. Antioxidants act as free radical scavengers and during the process of neutralizing damage, end up creating energy for the body’s main source of fuel.
Ubiquinol: The converted form of CoQ10 that decreases in production as we age and is used for creating the body’s main fuel called ATP. This is used for contraction and relaxation of the heart. In addition, this molecule is one of the strongest fat soluble antioxidants in the arteries.
Alpha Lipoic Acid: Used to break down carbs and make energy for the organs in the body, Alpha Lipoic Acid acts as an antioxidant to support lowered inflammation and skin aging.
Pycnogenol: A potent antioxidant for scavenging oxidative stress from a bark extract, Pycnogenol also supports immune modulation and anti-inflammatory processes.
Flavonoids: The colored molecules in food are called flavonoids. They act as rich antioxidants, working to keep the human body and brain healthy and functioning. Notable flavonoids are Resveratrol, Quercetin, and EGCG.
Nicotinamide Riboside: This molecule boosts levels of something called NAD+, which has shown to protect against DNA damage and oxidation in addition to energy formation and activating enzymes that promote healthy aging.
Urolithin A: Causes the breakdown and rebuilding of cellular mitochondria where energy is formed.
Lead a Supportive Lifestyle:
There are so many molecules in the foods available to Americans that can either harm or help the human condition. Choose to eat unprocessed foods, whole fruits and vegetables that contain potent antioxidants , and speak with a nutritionist to get a sustainable lifestyle plan.
*These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.