Alzheimer's disease, antioxidant, brain health, Coenzyme Q10, DNA, Free Radical, free radical damage, Glutathione Peroxidase, health, heart health, Hypertension, inflammation, nutrition, Oxygen radical absorbance capacity, Reactive oxygen species, Superoxide Dismutase
Inflammation and Free Radicals are NORMAL
Without them we would, well, die. Oddly enough, they are also the number one and two causes of ALL diseases from Asthma to Cancer to Alzheimer’s.
Inflammation is an essential reaction to an invasion (like a bacteria or a virus). It’s a dramatic response that pretty much gets the whole immune system ramped up and on alert. This is really good, without it we would die from infections.
Free Radicals happen all the time. They are reactive charged molecules (O2 is oxygen, but O- is a reactive oxygen species). They have to be made or we would die too. They also have to be neutralized.
- Mitochondria make free radicals when they burn up glucose for energy.
- White blood cells us free radicals to kill bacteria and viruses.
- The liver makes free radicals in the process of detoxification.
So here we are, a nation of inflamed and over oxidized people, so obviously something has gone wrong; really, really wrong. Continue reading »