Oxidative Stress: A Reality Check on the
Impacts of Your Environment

What is Oxidative Stress?  It is defined as a condition of increased oxidant production in cells, characterized by the release of free radicals and resulting in cellular degeneration. Free radicals are unstable molecules that damage or “oxidize” cells throughout the body in a process called oxidative stress.

What contributes to oxidative stress? The answer begins with eating too many calories, sugars and refined carbohydrates and continues with exposure to tobacco smoke, alcohol, air pollutants, lack of sleep and of course, stress. But there are things you can do about it!

Oxidative Stress – Inflammation

Aging decreases the positive regulators of Nrf2 and increases the negative regulators of Nrf2, thus leaving the body more susceptible to chronic inflammation, atherosclerosis, toxic exposure and oxidative stress. The Nrf2/ARE signaling pathway can be directly and positively activated by a number of the polyphenols found in OProCyn.