Alternative medicine has been receiving a lot positive attention in the modern health world.
Traditional healthcare or Western medicine has been used in the United States and Western Europe for the past two centuries. Western medicine has been criticized for its reliance on drugs to treat symptoms of an ailment as opposed to treating the root of the problem. It is defined as medical treatment based on the use of drugs and surgery to treat symptoms (signs of illness). The focus of holistic and self-awareness healing has been shown to bridge the gap for certain shortcomings of modern Western medicine.
Recently, WHO (World Health Organization) estimated that 80 percent of people worldwide rely on herbal medicines for some aspect of their primary health care needs. According to WHO, around 21,000 plant species have the potential for being used as medicinal plants.
Free radicals can be formed during normal bodily functions like when cells burn food for energy or even when the body is fighting off bacteria or viruses. In the normal occurrence, free radicals are not extremely dangerous.
However, when our cells are exposed to pollution, radiation, cigarette smoke or manufactured chemicals (to name a few), it creates a larger quantity of free radicals in the body: a surplus of unbalanced cells looking to become balanced by scavenging for electrons. They will actually steal electrons from balanced cells and set off a chain reaction of damage.
If there are no electrons available, or if free radical production is in excess, damage occurs and creates an environment of oxidative stress. A perfect example of this process is the yellowing of a cut apple: apparent cellular breakdown.
These selfless little heroes come in to save the day by donating one of their own electrons and stopping the reaction of the free radical. Antioxidants do not become free radicals themselves since they are stable in all forms and remain out of service until they are recharged or replaced. They clean up free radicals and prevent cell and tissue damage which are evident in disease and aging.
Antioxidants are available in a fruit and veggie packed diet and in supplement form.
Arm your body with the antioxidant power it needs today by eating a healthy diet and taking some powerful antioxidant supplements.
Vitamin C, D, E are two very powerful antioxidants. Be sure and check out all the additional benefits listed on the product pages.