Vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene are each powerful naturally occurring antioxidants. They protect cells from free radical damage by inhibiting oxidation. They come to us either in food (fresh veggies and fruits) or through internal processes in our body that create them.
Oxidative damage from free radicals to a cells membrane or DNA is a common pathway for cancer, aging, and a variety of diseases. This includes heart disease, decline in brain function, arthritis, diabetes and impaired immune system. Overall it is apparent that an over abundance of free radicals has been implicated in at least 50 diseases.
Free radicals are very small particles that are highly reactive in our body and can start a chain reaction of damage called oxidation. Thousands…