Oxidative stress is one of the biggest killers in today’s modern society. It has been linked to a range of chronic inflammatory related diseases such as certain types of cancer, type-2 diabetes, arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, heart attacks and strokes just to name a few.
What is Oxidative stress?
Oxidative stress is the process that occurs when your bodies cells are targeted by harmful free radicals. Your body contains billions of cells which house your DNA (the bodies genetic code). Harmful free radicals specifically target DNA, trying to destroy it. Studies have shown that the human cell is bombarded over 10,000 times per day. Free radicals are compounds that have a single electron and are seeking another electron partner. The easiest way to view this it is to imagine a free radical as an intoxicated male in a nightclub (equally an intoxicated female could be used in this example). The male goes from female to female, trying to seduce each one, before finally ending up passed out on the curb outside. During the process, the male has received kicks, slaps in the face and bag drops by countless females, has ruined the energy of the nightclub and put a dampener on the night. The same process is occurring in your body; only with your cells.
What are the triggers of oxidative stress?
There are many triggers for oxidative stress. Some include:
-Pesticides, toxins, detergents, deoderants
-Pollution (CO2 emissions)
-Stress (emotional, physical, financial)
The later is the most prevalent and if it is not addressed, can slowly manifest into a chronic inflammatory disease.
Three tips to reduce oxidative stress :
- Meditate. Countless number of successful people meditate every single day for at least 15 minutes. This has been shown to reduce cortisol levels (the stress hormone responsible for oxidative stress), calm the mind and unlock your creative side.
- Eliminate oxidative stress inducing chemicals such as certain detergents/pesticides. If you are a smoker, quit as soon as possible!!
- Take a high quality supplement with anti-oxidants. The later is used to mop up harmful free radicals and can drastically assist with the reduction of oxidative stress. I believe everyone should be taking a high quality anti-oxidant supplement like the one shown below:
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