The Goal: Prevent free radical damage by stabilizing reactive molecules that cause cellular damage, aging, and disease.
The Plan: 30-minute session, up to 2 times per week for one month.
The Goods: Vitamin C, Sodium Bicarbonate, Glutathione, Magnesium, Selenium, and Calcium Gluconate.
The Science: Free radicals are waste products of chemical processes, such as metabolism. Free radicals are groups of atoms that have an odd (unpaired) number of electrons and are highly reactive. In trying to re-pair, these reactive radicals start a chain reaction. The first free radical pulls an electron from another molecule, which destabilizes that molecule and turns it into a free radical as well. This process continues, causing a domino effect called “oxidative stress”, which leads to cellular damage, aging, and disease. Antioxidants interact with free radicals and terminate the chain reaction before vital molecules are damaged.
The Deal: Vitamin C is a strong and stable antioxidant that helps white blood cells function more effectively and protects them from damage by free radicals. Sodium Bicarbonate maintains the PH balance in the blood, neutralizes acids and strengthens the kidneys. Glutathione has tremendous impact on maintaining cellular health, as it is the only intracellular antioxidant, neutralizing free radicals inside the cells. Glutathione is a catalyst to Vitamin C, maximizing Vitamin C's antioxidant capabilities. Magnesium supports the body’s antioxidant systems and prevents the accumulation of oxidative byproducts in the liver, kidneys, skeletal muscles tissues, and red blood cells. Selenium is a powerful antioxidant that strengthens and protects cellular structure. Calcium Gluconate is an acid buffer and strong antioxidant.