FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR DR GOVIND SHUKLA, NUTRITION EXPERT
Govind Shukla, Specializes in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Nutraceuticals & Herbal Drugs has published More than 50 research papers in National & International Journals. He is also a reviewer of International Journal of Pharmacology & pharmacotherapeutics, Chief editor of IJPNR Journal & Freelance Medical Writer for Different publication Groups including Lambert Academic Publishing Saarbrucken, Germany.
How Antioxidants neutralize Free radical Damage in the body?
Antioxidants are electron donors. They can break the free radical chain reaction by sacrificing their own electrons to feed free radicals, but without turning into free radicals themselves.
Antioxidants are nature’s way of providing our cells with an adequate defence against attack by reactive oxygen species (ROS). As long as we have these important micronutrients, our body will be able to resist ageing caused by our everyday exposure to pollutants. If we don’t have an adequate supply of antioxidants to helps quelch free radicals, then we can be at risk of oxidative stress, which leads to accelerated tissue and organ damage.