What are antioxidants and free radicals?

There’s a lot of buzz surrounding antioxidants and the free radicals they neutralize, but many don’t actually know what antioxidants and free radicals are. To better understand the importance of an antioxidant-rich diet, you may benefit from learning a bit about what they do.

Free radicals
Atoms and groups of atoms with an odd number of electrons can be created when certain molecules come into contact with oxygen. These are called free radicals and they are highly reactive. If they interact with DNA or cell membranes, they can cause serious damage.

Antioxidants
Antioxidants prevent cellular damage because they interact with free radicals and terminate their chain reaction before they can interact with cells and DNA to cause damage. Vitamin E, beta-carotene and vitamin C are some of the most vital antioxidants.

Making sure you get enough of these disease fighters in your diet is essential for keeping cells healthy and your body disease-free. To be sure you’re getting enough, you should consider a vitamin supplement like those available through Dr. Newton’s Naturals. Ultimate Reds contains the antioxidant power to neutralize free radicals and support a healthy immune system.

Don’t wait until you get sick to start pumping your body with orange juice. Keep your body healthy and strong with Ultimate Reds from Dr. Newton’s Naturals.

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