HOW TO REDUCE OXIDATIVE STRESS
Oxidative stress occurs when free radicals outnumber the number of antioxidants you have in your body.
Free radicals come from the normal metabolic processes of our cells. For example, we use oxygen, in combination with food, to form energy that our cells can utilize. The chemical processes that achieve the formation of energy produce free radicals.
When we breathe, we gather oxygen in the lungs and this is dispersed to all the cells of the body by way of circulation (blood flow). The oxygen gives cells the fuel they need to function. When the cells use this oxygen to form energy, free radicals are formed.
Most of us are likely under oxidative stress, and don’t even know it. Thankfully, there are a few ways to naturally increase your antioxidant levels, and get your oxidative health back on track!
SIGNS OF OXIDATIVE STRESS
As free radicals damage the mitochondria in your cells, you may experience fatigue that your body just can’t shake. Mitochondria produce energy, and when they can’t function properly, you may constantly feel tired.
As the mitochondria in your brain become damaged from free radicals, your brain may have difficulty processing and focusing like it used to. If you feel “foggy,” it’s probably oxidative stress.
MUSCLE + JOINT PAIN
An excess of free radicals can also trigger systematic inflammation throughout your body. The most common areas you’ll feel soreness are in your muscles and joints.
When your body and brain can’t function at optimal levels, this inflammation will compound and produce chronic fatigue, strain, and inflammation – which can trigger persistent headaches.
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TART CHERRY EXTRACT
Tart cherry extract is antioxidant-rich. Its high levels of polyphenols help lessen the oxidative damage caused by your daily activities.
This extract has long been used as a natural anti-inflammatory for arthritis, gout, etc.
OXIDATIVE STRESS GUMMIES
This natural formulation gives your body a highly antioxidant boost so it can fight free radical damage.
This frees up the mitochondria in your cells to function optimally, increasing mental clarity, reducing bodily inflammation, and improving overall health.
Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant from a group of compounds called polyphenols that have a range of powerful health benefits. Polyphenols combat oxidative stress by reducing inflammation and reducing the number of free radicals in the body.
Resveratrol activates AMPK to increase insulin sensitivity and reduce blood glucose levels by promoting ATP production and conservation.
EASY WAYS TO RELIEVE OXIDATIVE STRESS
AT WELL THEORY, OUR GOAL IS TO HELP YOU CURATE A LIFE LIVED WELL – IN A LASTING, HOLISTIC WAY.
1. GET SOME REST
Your body does most of the work of repairing itself and detoxing free radicals while you rest, so do everything you can to ensure you’re getting a full 8 hours every day.
2. IMPROVE YOUR DIET
Eat foods that have high antioxidant content, like leafy greens, vegetables, and fruits like cherries and apples. A healthy diet is also easier for your body to break down. Processed foods are more likely to produce harmful free radicals.
3. GET DAILY EXERCISE
Fresh air, endorphin release, and more can help your body better process fuel. As your body becomes more aligned with a healthy lifestyle, it will begin to improve its antioxidant production all on its own.
4. SUPPLEMENT WHERE NECESSARY
As you begin to exercise more, it’s normal to feel some muscle soreness. But if left unchecked, it could keep you from committing to daily exercise, or even lead to injury if you’re fatigued. Make sure you’re stretching before and after exercise, and optimize your recovery by taking supplements geared for recovery – like our highly antioxidant Tart Cherry Extract.
5. AVOID POLLUTANTS
As your body struggles to detox the air you breathe, the more free radicals it creates. Get an air purifier for your home, filter your water, and buy some air-purifying houseplants to help ward off pollutants.
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