Free radicals are atoms in your body. They are missing an electron so they try to steal one from a healthy cell. When they do it causes damage to the cell and creates free radicals. According to Dr. Amy Meyers, not all free radicals are bad. They are necessary in small amounts to help the heal wounds, break down food and turn its byproducts into nutrients, detoxify, and support the body when it is under stress. The problems begin when there are more free radicals than antioxidants. In excess, free radicals damage cells, proteins, and your DNA and lead to cancer. That’s where glutathione comes in.
The best way to lower excess free radicals is to eat a healthy diet and try to limit your exposures to toxins.
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