Antioxidant Deficiency - Duke's Materia Tonica

Antioxidant Deficiency Leads to Free-Radical Toxicity

Level 3

The body will become toxic with free-radicals if the body cannot make enough antioxidants and not enough antioxidants are consumed as part of well-balanced complete meals, such as not eating antioxidant foods or with the skipping of meals.

Free-radical toxicity will reduce health as follows:

  • Lower energy levels and reduced cognition
  • Reduced work-tolerance
  • Lack of sufficient rest and regeneration
  • Decreased immune system function
  • Cellular damage (especially brain, lung, and vascular tissues)
  • Adipose fat storage and weight gain
  • Increased aging