What Is Oxidative Stress?

What Is Oxidative Stress?

Oxidative stress is the condition that occurs when pro-oxidants (a.k.a., oxidants) outnumber antioxidants. Left unresolved, oxidative stress can lead to severe health problems with more familiar names. This complicated cascade of cellular damage has numerous players,...
Free Radicals and Antioxidants

Free Radicals and Antioxidants

Free radicals are an unfortunate effect of living in the 21st century. Each day we are bombarded with substances that create free radicals in our bodies. These are in everything from the air we breathe (cigarette smoke, air pollution), to the foods we eat (pesticides,...
What Is a Pro Oxidant?

What Is a Pro Oxidant?

What a Pro Oxidant Does An oxidant, or pro oxidant, is any substance that seeks to take electrons away from another substance. When enough electrons are lost without prompt replacement, this process of oxidation eventually results in cellular, and ultimately tissue,...
What Are Free Radicals?

What Are Free Radicals?

Free radicals were little known to most of us 25 years ago. Researchers are beginning to uncover the damage throughout the body that excess free radicals can cause.  To begin understanding free radicals, one must understand basic chemistry. Your cells are made up...