Antioxidants are all the rage these days
Antioxidants: What You Need to Know
Antioxidants are all the rage these days, but is there any substance behind the hype or are they just part of another empty health trend? We’re here to tell you – the hype is well deserved. Antioxidants are compounds that reduce or remove unstable particles called free radicals that are notorious for damaging various parts of cells and DNA. An imbalance of antioxidants and free radicals leads to oxidative stress which can cause various disease and illness, making your antioxidant intake a vital part of your health.
Free radicals are a normal part of life. But they are more prevalent than ever before as they are generated from environmental and lifestyle factors such as air pollution, ultraviolet rays, smoking, and alcohol consumption in addition to being naturally generated from various bodily processes. This is why antioxidant supplements have been gaining traction as of late. If there are not enough antioxidants to neutralize free radicals, your body endures oxidative stress that can lead to diseases such as heart disease and cancer.
There are many different antioxidant vitamins, nutrients, and supplements. Among the most popular are Vitamin C, CoQ10, and green tea extract
In depth information on antioxidants by NIH
Studies done on antioxidants and free radicals published by NIH