Antioxidants are literally the antidote to free radical damage. To clearly understand what we are fighting for, let’s take a look at what free radicals are and what they actually do.

Free radicals are unstable, reactive molecules with unpaired electrons in their outer shell. They snatch electrons from stable molecules around them in order to regain their missing electron. This causes damage to surrounding cells.

When a free radical reacts with a stable molecule, another free radical is produce and a chain reaction occurs. The major danger is when free radicals react with important cellular components such as DNA. Cells may die or function poorly when this occurs. Cellular damage are the common pathway to a variety of diseases, cancer and aging. Read More