These days many products mention carry the terms antioxidant and glutathione which they say fight the effects of aging. But how does these products works? Ageing cannot be stopped, however can the effects of ageing be controlled?
One penny stocks company, OXIS International, Inc, that is engaged in the research, development and sale of products that counteract the harmful effects of “oxidative stress” explains: Oxidative stress refers to the situations in which the body’s antioxidant and other defensive abilities to combat free radicals are overwhelmed and one’s normal healthy balance is either lost or severely compromised..
Oxidative stress is caused by the unchecked activities of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS). Both ROS and RNS are highly reactive, unstable molecules that, in healthy cells, are created and neutralized as part of normal cell life. However, if the production of free radicals and ROS/RNS exceeds the body's natural defense mechanisms, oxidative damage to vital molecules in the body can occur and may lead to cell dysfunction and cell death. Oxidative stress is also caused by inflammation, exposure to cigarette smoke, pollution, UV light, radiation, certain drugs and other conditions. Oxidative stress also increases as we age.
By controlling these harmful effects, the products of OXIS International, Inc, addresses very important health concerns including aging and age-related disorders.