What is an ANTIOXIDANT
Antioxidants are necessary for our bodies because they neutralize free radicals in the body. With aging, free radical generation increases and their quantity surpasses the antioxidant defence capacities of our bodies, which causes oxidative damage, like rust on metal.
Free radicals are caused, among others, by :
- Chemical products
- UV rays
- Certain poor lifestyle habits like alcohol and tobacco use
- The consumption of modified foods.
- Preservative (potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate)
In other words, an antioxidant is simply a good molecule (a little soldier) that transforms free radicals into harmless products and thus reduces their negative effects. Several studies have shown that free radicals may be involved in the apparition of a number of diseases, like diseases related to chronic inflammatory.
The importance of a good diet
We all know how important it is to consume the recommended 7 to 10 portions of fruits and vegetables every day. However, the reality of our modern lives is that many people have a diet that is rather low in nutrients. Many do not eat enough plant products or do not choose the most nutritive and antioxidant foods, which brings on deficiencies responsible for many health issues.
Therefore, the products of the IMMUNIA range are efficient complements to our diet to ensure we have a good daily intake of natural antioxidants and help to reduce inflammation and also play an important role in relieving joint pain (arthritis, osteoarthritis) as well as muscular pain, headache, etc… and help us maintain good health.