How Do Antioxidants Work? - Duke's Materia Tonica

Antioxidants Neutralize Free Radicals

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In biochemistry, antioxidants are negatively charged particles, which have an extra electron that is transferred to positively charged free-radicals. This process neutralizes the free radical so damage is no longer incurred and cellular health may be maintained.

Antioxidants neutralize the oxidative by-products of energy metabolism and assist the immune system with the removal of accumulated environmental toxins.


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