How does oxidative stress influence your health?
Aging and age-associated diseases are the result of cellular deterioration
Our cells deteriorate through our lives as a result of destructive molecules called Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS). These molecules are a natural by-product produced when our bodies metabolize the oxygen we breathe so our cells can produce energy from it.
In ideal circumstances, our bodies have sufficient abilities to combat these “free radicals” to maintain a balance that minimizes our vulnerability to inflammation and illness and allows for optimum functions.
But when more and more ROS are produced in our cells, our internal defences become overwhelmed and disrupt the equilibrium inside our cells, producing oxidative stress. We can think of this process as being similar to the way oxidative stress produces rust in a finely tuned engine when it isn’t maintained. In a similar way, aging is your body’s way of rusting from the inside out. Worse still, the equilibrium can be upset even more easily in the face of poor nutrition, insufficient sleep and exercise, illness and lifestyle and environmental stress.
Oxidative stress plays an important role in aging and age-related degenerative diseases.
Over 200 chronic diseases in peer-reviewed scientific articles have been linked to oxidative stress.
Some of the health challenges associated oxidative stress include:
- cardiovascular disease
- male and female infertility syndromes
- hearing loss
- chronic inflammatory diseases (like bowel disease)
- cognitive impairment due to ageing brain
- joint diseases associated with pain and inflammation
- skin pathologies
These severe challenges are in addition to the feelings of fatigue and malaise and the tendencies to weight gain, muscle loss, lack of energy and athletic ability and general loss of vibrancy and aging appearance that occurs as our bodies succumb to the increasing impact of oxidative stress.
In short , oxidative stress wears down the body, so slowing this process is essential for healthy aging.*
*Information, statements, products or claims made about specific nutrients / supplements or products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
How to Reduce Oxidative Stress
The greatest defense we have against oxidative stress is the SuperOxide Dismutase (SOD) enzyme.
SOD is present in all forms of life exposed to oxygen. It has protected living beings from oxidation for over 2 billion years. SOD plays a critical role in preventing oxidative stress: it is the only antioxidant able to control the negative effect of ROS and prevent cell oxidation. This is the reason scientists are increasingly referring to SOD as the “master antioxidant.”
Antioxidant Enzyme vs Classical Antioxidant
Antioxidant enzymes (also called “primary antioxidants”) have high catalytic properties and are involved in the elimination of millions of free radicals. In comparison, classical antioxidants (also called “secondary antioxidants”) target only one free radical and are quickly exhausted with no possibility of renewal.
The Power of TetraSOD®
TetraSOD® is an active ingredient that reacts against ROS and remains active to react with other ROS, neutralizing up to 1 million free radicals. By incorporating TetraSOD® into your healthy lifestyle, you provide your body with support that helps to restore your body’s balance and allows you to age with vibrance and with optimal health. TetraSOD® is the foundation of all of Greenfilled’s nutritional products.