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Free Radicals and Cellular Damage

Recently we had a try out for a free radical and antioxidant blood level testing. We ran the blood test for everyone in the clinic including mine. My reading is below. It is seen that my fort test is within range meaning I have adequate antioxidant levels and my fort test is low which means my free radical level is low. All that vitamins and minerals intake I've been taking all this while does help after all! So, What are Free Radicals ? Free radicals are by products of daily metabolism or from external sources ( pollution, cigarettes smoke,radiation and others). What doesFree Radicals cause? Accumulation of Free radicals in the body causes oxidative damage to cellular components ( lipids, proteins, and DNA structures), resulting in altered cellular function, compromised tissue and organ function, and ultimately diseases and death What are Antioxidants? Antioxidants help neutralize the excess of free radicals, protect cells against their toxic effects