The body has the amazing ability to generate its own antioxidants, but this may not be enough to overcome the many oxidizing factors in today’s world. To help with these stressors, Phyto Rad contains a unique blend of 6 antioxidants that helps maintain the normal inflammatory response and provides comprehensive support in the presence of oxidative stress. The six antioxidants in this formula include milk thistle, ginkgo, turmeric, green tea extract, quercetin, and grape seed extract. Together they form a systemic formula that supports a broad range of organs and systems.
But what exactly do antioxidants do and how do they work?
When looking to understand antioxidants, the word “antioxidant” itself is a great place to start. With ‘anti’ meaning against and ‘oxidant’ meaning chemically combined with oxygen, it’s clear that the purpose of the antioxidant is to inhibit oxidation. Oxidation can be caused by the natural course of cellular metabolism or external factors such as excessive stress, aging, food quality, environmental pollutants, and toxic metals. Ideally, a balance of both antioxidants and oxidants is best for normal system function.
When the production of oxidants is beyond the capacity of the body’s protective antioxidants, oxidative stress occurs. These oxidants, known as free radicals, are molecules that contain a single, unpaired electron and act like scavengers, damaging parts of cells such as proteins, DNA, and cell membranes by stealing their electrons. The antioxidants provide electron stability to the free radical molecule and yet remain stable themselves, neutralizing the oxidation process.
The neutralization of free radicals makes antioxidants critical to health and wellness, especially in today’s fast-paced lifestyle. To find out more about how Phyto Rad can provided crucial antioxidants, visit the product page!