Our bodies are constantly producing free radicals; these supercharged chemicals form when oxygen and nitric oxide react with our tissue to form unwanted charged molecules. These free radicals cause a chain reaction with our cells and DNA, which causes damage to our tissues. As this damage builds up, the body’s tissue starts ageing, our hearts get weaker, our blood vessels start clogging up and our brain starts degenerating. Our bodies are clever, they are constantly producing antioxidants to neutralise the free radicals and protect us by repairing the tissue and our DNA. These antioxidants are intimately involved in the prevention of cellular damage which, eventually is the pathway to cancer, ageing, arthritis and various other illnesses.
Strenuous exercise and long-standing emotional, mental and physical stress can produce large amounts of free radicals in the body. (Solo’s Advanced Vitamin B Complex is an excellent stress buster). If the body cannot produce enough antioxidants, damage starts occurring and you can develop illnesses such as heart disease, muscle aches and pains, ME and diabetes. So making sure you increase your Antioxidants is vital.
Sometimes the body’s immune system’s cells create free radicals of its own to fight infection. However, environmental factors such as cigarette smoke, herbicides and pollution can weaken the killer cell system.
Junk foods, uncooked food or food which has not been digested properly, can cause other toxins such as cholesterol and lactic acid in the body. You may be thinking about how to increase Antioxidants. Antioxidants are found in wholesome foods and herbs. Fruits and vegetables are rich in the main antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin A, beta carotene, and selenium. All these and more are packed into Solo’s MultiFifty one-a-day multivitamin and mineral formula.