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Antioxidants

Antioxidants are nutrients such as vitamins and minerals or enzymes capable of counteracting the damaging effects of the oxidation-causing free radicals in the body.Free radicals are the product of oxidative stress and create harmful molecules capable of damaging cells, proteins and DNA.

Excesses damage by free radicals is believed to be a major cause of diseases including cancer. Free radical damage is impossible to avoid, as we are constantly exposed to oxidation from pollution, sunlight, smoking, strenuous exercise, x-rays and other external sources as well as internal sources such as normal aerobic respiration, metabolism, and bodily inflammation among other sources.