It is now 60 years or more since scientists first started talking about unstable free-radials. These molecules cause a chain reaction of destruction associated with deterioration, aging and disease. Now the term free-radical and anti-oxidants are common place.
A free-radial is an unpaired, unstable molecule (like a bachelor) that is looking to break up a stable pair of molecules (like a married couple) to pair with one of them leaving in turn an unstable molecule that in turn becomes a free-radical. This free-radical will break up other stable molecules, causing a domino-effect of destruction. Left unchecked free-radials can cause untold damage, laying down the foundation of disease and aging like arthritis.
What encourages the formation of free-radicals?
Cleaning products in our home
Chemicals fumes from our modern synthetic furniture and carpets
Too much exposure to the sun
Chemicals in our processed foods
Processed fats and oils
White flour products
Burnt food (BBQ)
Smoking or Second hand smoke
Too much stress
Anti-oxidants slow down this damage
Grape Seed Extract
All fruits and vegetables