Oxidative stress occurs when the body's antioxidant defense system is overwhelmed. Free radicals are extremely unstable electrically charged molecules. They interact with cells producing good and bad effects. Without control they create cellular damage, harm DNA, destroy enzymes and create inflammation. They contribute to the development of cancer, heart disease, arthritis.
Antioxidants used in combination with antioxidant enzymes help create a balance within the body that helps protect cells and enable repairing of the system. Research is showing positive effects regarding aging, cancer, radiation therapy, arthritis, muscular dystrophy, stress, mood and cellular function.
The body helps deactivate harmful free radicals and keep them under control with a family of antioxidant enzymes including, superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase, methionine reductase, and catalases that protect cells.