Antioxidants and Free Radical Roots
What Free Radical Roots and Antioxidants really are?
Everyone is exposed to free radicals roots and thousands of chemicals daily!
The human body produces free radicals to support the process of many cellular reactions. For example, the liver produces and uses the free radicals in the detoxification phases, while the white blood cells use free radicals to destroy bacteria, viruses, and lead cells that have suffered irreversible damage to apoptosis.
The environment is full of toxins due to infection and ultraviolet radiation.
The list is big and it starts from the foods we consume which are full of antibiotics, pesticides, and preservatives, and includes smoking, drinking alcohol and soft drinks. Additionally, lack of sleep, bad mood and stress can favor the synthesis of even more toxins.
Antioxidants protect the body's cells from the damage caused by the harmful active molecules called free radicals.
These natural substances are protecting the body by reducing or even preventing the process of oxidation. Also, antioxidants inhibit oxidation and are essential for energy production and the proper functioning of the immune system. In addition, they help purge free radicals from the body and improve metabolism.
Our organism has inherent natural mechanisms to metabolize toxins and eliminate them, at first it processes them to the liver, then it drives them into the lymphatic system and will end up in the kidneys from where they are naturally removed. Unfortunately, this natural mechanism of detoxification does not respond properly when the body is being fed with more toxins than it can metabolize! This means that undesirable substances accumulate in the cells of the body.
The liver is responsible for blood cleansing and when overloading occurs, the human body does not work properly.
Through the stages of detoxification, the liver neutralizes toxic waste and promotes it to the kidneys, the next detoxifying organ.
Alcohol, smoking, drugs, fatty foods, and a plethora of environmental toxins make it difficult for the liver to work properly, so instead of metabolizing the toxins, it directs them back to the bloodstream and leaves them stored in the body.