Although free radicals do play an important role in the body and it’s immune defense and cell function, too many free radicals lead to widespread damage. The oxidative stress produced by free radicals has been linked to the development of diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases, among others.

Essentially, oxidative stress is as an imbalance between the oxidant and antioxidant systems of the body. Antioxidants stabilize free radicals by providing a supply of electrons to stabilize cells. Therefore, if we can aid the body by providing more antioxidants, it makes sense that oxidative stress is reduced and therefore, damage to organs and tissues is reduced also.

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