Oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals, leading to chain reactions that may damage cells. Factors like stress, aging, and pollution cause high levels of free radicals in body which damage DNA and cause severe trauma to the body such as heart-diseases, cancer, or stroke.
An antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits the oxidation of other molecules, therefore protecting the body from free radical damage. Antioxidants work in several ways: they may reduce the energy of the free radical, stop the free radical from forming in the first place, or interrupt an oxidizing chain reaction to minimize the damage caused by free radicals.
Antioxidant Herbs are those herbs which inhibit oxidation, thereby protecting the body against free radical damage, and maintaining its vitality.
All herbs should be administered under the care of a qualified healthcare practitioner.