How antioxidants slow down skin aging
You look in the mirror preparing for the day: another ride. You try not to disturb yourself for that. It's just another little line on your face. But when you examine your skin for more signs of aging, you can not help but imagine if antioxidants can stop them.
«They are almost every day in the front of the stage», you think.
While promoting antioxidants as an ingredient appears to be another fad for health, there is a reason for more and more natural food manufacturers to use antioxidants in their formulas. One of the main reasons is the fight against aging.
If you've noticed (and felt) the sensations of advancing age and want to understand how antioxidants can help you, read on to get more information about the little superheroes of Nature.
When free radicals are walking around
You have probably heard of these little intruders called free radicals. Even if they are something of a science fiction feature film, if they are not controlled, these unwanted little ones can cause a lot of problems for your body. How? 'Or' What ?
This has to deal with something called oxidation. As we have already mentioned, oxidation is the process by which oxygen molecules bind to different chemical elements. You have already seen brown spots grow on an uneaten banana. It's oxidation.
So how can this affect me ?
To understand oxidation and free radicals, let's first look at the composition of an atom. Whenever you see an image of an atom, you've probably seen layers of circles around the center. These hula-hoop-like layers are called shells. When a shell fills with enough electrons, another shell is formed. If an atom has an unfinished outer layer that does not hold enough electrons, it is unstable and goes looking for something to bind to it. It's a free radical.
All free radicals are not bad. They can be exploited in the body to fight against invading diseases. But if there are too many free radicals in the body, they can trigger a chain reaction that can develop cell damage and the deployment of several pathologies. Having a lot of free radicals is called oxidative stress.
Signs of oxidative stress
The usual symptoms of oxidative stress are:
- Drop in sight
- Loss of memory
- Reduced immune system
- Graying hair
Exposure to many pollutants leads to oxidative stress, or to cigarette smoke and if you often eat fried foods. But your environment and your diet are not the only elements that create oxidative stress and aging.
Have you ever felt totally out of breath after exercise? It's oxidative stress. When you make a physical effort after a long period of inactivity, the body suddenly creates a large amount of free radicals. With a regular workout routine, your body will take care of free radicals by designing its own antioxidants.
Oxidative stress can increase the effects of aging, but antioxidants can help you.
How antioxidants work
You are certainly wondering how antioxidants can help you. Antioxidants can slow down and even fight against oxidative stress. They do this by giving one or more of their electrons to a free radical, without becoming unstable themselves. This exchange of electrons stabilizes the free radical which stops any problem that it would be able to cause. By taking enough antioxidants in your diet, you reduce the effects of aging and cut short fatigue after a workout.
Antioxidants are found in multiple fruits, vegetables and in huge quantities in our 60 (C60) carbon oils./p>
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