You have probably heard the term “antioxidant” and you may even be able to name some common antioxidants like Vitamins C and E. But most people do not really understand what antioxidants do, and why they are so important to your health.
Understanding Oxidative Stress
In every living organism, oxygen plays an important role in the breakdown and use of nutrients. In order to produce energy, oxygen works as a mediator for chemical reactions that metabolize fats, carbohydrates and protein. However, oxygen is a highly reactive substance that can become part of harmful molecules called free radicals.
Free radicals are unstable atoms linked to aging and a number of diseases. When oxygen molecules split into single atoms with unpaired electrons, they become unstable free radicals that seek to bond with other atoms or molecules, beginning a destructive process called oxidative stress. Free radicals are capable of attacking your body’s healthy cells, causing cellular damage that leads to disease, aging and severe health issues.
Oxidative stress occurs when there is an imbalance in your body between pro-oxidant free radicals and antioxidants, resulting in excess oxidative metabolism. Oxidative stress may be caused by exposure to environmental toxins, alcohol, medications, infections, and poor diet. Oxidative damage can lead to a number of serious conditions, including heart disease and cancer.
The Role of Antioxidants
Antioxidants are beneficial compounds that control and stabilize free radicals, preventing them from attacking healthy cells. Plant-based foods are the primary source of antioxidants, including:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Beta Carotin
To do their job, antioxidants rely on the support of other micronutrients, including selenium, iron, copper, zinc, and manganese. A plant-based diet rich in antioxidants and the micronutrients that support them can slow the aging process and protect you against a plethora of diseases often associated with aging.
Fight Aging with Antioxidants
The aging process takes place in all living things, yet you can dramatically slow the rate at which you age by increasing your consumption of plant-based foods rich in antioxidants. However, most people don’t have time to prepare and eat a diet diverse enough to meet their daily antioxidant needs.
One way to ensure you get all the nutrients your body needs for optimal health and longevity is micronutrient IV therapy. During an IV therapy session, high doses of essential micronutrients and antioxidants are slowly infused directly into your bloodstream, where they are quickly delivered to cells throughout your body.
Regular Glutathione IV infusions can ensure that you get all the antioxidants you need to fight oxidative stress and slow the aging process.
Antioxidant Glutathione Therapy in NYC
To ward off disease and fight aging with antioxidants, visit Advanced Cryo NYC, conveniently located in SoHo. Our friendly clinicians will help you select the micronutrient IV cocktail that is right for you. Then relax in our spa-like clinic while anti-aging nutrients are infused, drip by drip, into your circulatory system. During your session, be sure to ask about our amazing menu of other anti-aging treatments and therapies.