Disease Research

New Research on Antioxidants and Disease Prevention

I found there are a number of studies over the years indicating many processes that produce free radicals in the body lead to diseases of various sorts. Though it does not lead to contagious disease necessarily, free radical overload leads to degenerative diseases of all sorts.

About Free Radicals

According to research, free radicals are caused by oxidation of certain compounds that are naturally introduced to and found within the body. This can happen from exposure to UV rays from the sun or exposure to environmental toxins of various sorts.

I learned that some of the most common disease causing free radicals are produced through exposure to the sun, smoke, and alcohol. I am unable to mention the myriad of other chemicals we can encounter on a daily basis just by virtue of being alive.

Disease and Free Radicals

The good news is that researchers have looked into the value of antioxidants such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E and they both work to reduce free radicals in the body. Free radicals have been implicated in all diseases of aging, particularly Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, and many types of cancer.

All free radicals are incredibly reactive and they are naturally present in the body. Just breathing alone produces them. They are just a part of mammalian metabolism and that is a reality. The free radicals damage DNA, causing the states of different diseases such as those mentioned.

In fact, now aging is regarded as a disease and anti-oxidants are regarded as a treatment and prevention for aging and other free radical related diseases. With this in mind, it would seem that a stronger anti-oxidant would be in order to help prevention of these issues for all of us.

A Novel Anti-Oxidant

Upon further reading, I found that the latest research is that a human made anti-oxidant known as TEMPO is about 100 times faster to convert free radicals to harmless compounds than Vitamin E is. Since Vitamin E is one of the strongest fat soluble anti-oxidants known, this is truly saying something about this research.

TEMPO could thus be a very powerful way to protect cells and cell walls against the development of diseases that are related to free radicals. This means that skin cells and even neurons could be highly protected against aging and other diseases.

Free Radical Control

With this advance in free radical control, there are many different possibilities for the control of diseases. It is thanks to the research of many people that such an innovation has become a reality. Now there may be a way to prevent free radical related disease and it is just a matter of time to see.

People will eventually understand the implications of this level of research. Basically, free radicals can be quelled and the body has shown us this. As long as the body has the right hydrogen donating compounds, it will be able to stop the free radicals from doing more damage to cells.

When this happens, degenerative diseases are held in check and more health is promoted across the board.