Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Do Your Antioxidants Suppress Enough Free Radicals?

By Jim English

Scientists have unanimously concluded that free radicals damage cells and contribute to the common diseases associated with aging. Health-conscious people today consume antioxidant supplements to help neutralize these toxic free radicals.

As people age, however, they generate more free radicals that inflict greater damage to cellular DNA, mitochondria, and cell membranes. The result is illness and premature death, even in those who take conventional antioxidant supplements.

Back in 1980, the Life Extension Foundation first recommended antioxidants to reduce the risk of disease. While our pioneering work has been validated in tens of thousands of published studies, extraordinary efforts are required to counteract the increased levels of free radicals to which aging people are exposed. Read more...

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