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Answering questions: "How do I know my son has oxidative stress?"

In the last few days, we received an email from Emma, one of our blog followers. Emma, is very concerned about the impact that her son’s work may have on his health. Her son is a customs agent and works in a port where many ships arrive and emir thousands of fumes with diesel fuel and toxic substances.

Let’s address her concern by reviewing what we know about oxidation.

Oxidation is a process in our cells in which free radicals are created to help fight off pathogens; once their job is done, our body’s own antioxidants eliminates them. However, pollution, smoke, processed foods, alcohol, emotional stress, and even exposure to certain pesticides and cleaners, lead to the creation of ever more free radicals (Very bad news).

When this surplus of free radicals exceeds the natural capacity of your body to eliminate them, they start doing damage to vital fatty tissue, DNA, and proteins in your body. This imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants is known as oxidative stress.

Emma has observed a substantial drop of energy in her son. From what we know about oxidative stress, we can conclude that her son’s body is spending too much energy repairing the damage that is causing the invasion of toxic agents in his body, and fighting that toxic invasion desperately. The antioxidant response capacity in her son’s organism, in fact, has decreased and there is little energy left to keep active in his daily activities.

When oxidative stress becomes present, one or several of these factors occur in the individual:

  • Cardiovascular failures

  • Heart failure

  • Low-resistance in exercise

  • Muscle pain

  • Premature aging

  • Stained skin

  • Muscular weakness

  • Brain problems

  • Memory problems

  • Eye bags

  • Brittle hair

  • Joint pain

So Emma, if your son shows one or more of these symptoms, it is almost certain that he’s suffering from oxidative stress. From the perspective of all the approaches made in this blog and the thousands of studies published about the benefits and effects of antioxidants, it is important that you take note of this essential information:

Make sure your son is supplementing his daily diet with Glutathione, this will allow his body recover quicker and his antioxidant levels to rise and fight off the excess of free radicals reproducing in his body (because of the daily toxin intake). The sooner he starts the habit of taking the antioxidant Glutathione daily, the closer he will be to avoiding the appearance of serious brain problems, joint pains, heart diseases and so on.

Make sure to take a look at our articles to learn more about this powerful antioxidant and other ways to keep your daily glutathione levels high and healthy.

Thanks for contacting us Emma, good luck!



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