Modern living wreaks cellular havoc within our bodies – polluted air and water, food, EMF’s and toxins we are exposed to from indoor and outdoor environments, air travel, solar radiation, smoking, and even intense exercise all produce cellular damage. If not addressed, damaged cells lead to lack of energy, aging, and poor health.

One of the major causes of cellular damage are free radicals. A free radical is an atom or group of atoms that has an unpaired electron and is therefore unstable and highly reactive. Once formed these free radicals can start a chain reaction, like dominoes. The chief danger comes from the damage they can do when they react with important cellular components such as DNA or the cell membrane. Cells may function poorly or die if this occurs. To prevent free radical damage, the body has a defense system of antioxidants. Although our cells are harmed by free radicals every day, our bodies also produce a cellular signal to initiate repair of this damage. The problem is, if we don’t make enough of the signal necessary to repair all the damage caused by free radicals, oxidative stress accumulates.

(Side note: Our bodies actually need some free radicals! For example, our immune system will create them on purpose to neutralize bacteria and viruses).

Biological Stress

  • reduces utilization of oxygen

  • reduces cell energy production

  • reduces utilization of nutrients

  • reduces vitality

Aging Effects

  • causes aging in general

  • causes certain age-related disorders

  • affects concentration and memory

Health Compromise

  • leads to chronic diseases

  • causes mitochondrial diseases

  • slows wound healing

  • reduces the general state of health

Sports Stress

  • limits focus and endurance

  • slows recovery

  • weakens the immune system