What Causes Free Radicals?
UV light (sunlight)
Pollution (car fumes, factory fumes)
Herbicides (from unwashed fruits and vegetables)
Synthetic chemicals (general household cleaners)
Cigarette smoke (including second hand smoke)
Radiation (X-rays, irradiated foods)
Illnesses and infections
Even breathing and digesting your food
Free-radicals are bullies that start pushing everybody around, and encourage nice cells to become bullies as well. This creates a domino effect, creating lots and lots of free-radicals attacking more and more of our healthy cells. Just like most conflicts, the results are “free-radical waste products” made up of our broken, injured and deformed cells. If our cells are weak, it is natural that our organs, tissues and skin of the body will likewise become weakened.
Free-radicals create a destructive process in our cells, causing the molecules within the cells to become unstable. They may even be a big player in the formation of cancerous cells by a “chain-reaction” effect, causing other cells to become damaged. Because of the inherent instability of free-radicals, they try to attack other healthy cells to get stable themselves. This then causes the once-healthy cells to react in the same way, attacking others in an never-ending attempt for cellular stability.