Oxidative Response – Two Phases of Defense
Oxidative stress is the imbalance between the production of free radicals and the ability to either neutralize them with antioxidants or repair the resulting damage. Fortunately, the body’s oxidative response minimizes the negative impact of oxidative stress.
Antioxidants prevent damage
Donna Gates, starting with her book “The Body Ecology Diet”, has distinguished herself as a thought-leader and source of guidance on changes to diet and lifestyle that reduce the free radical load and improve the body’s antioxidant defense. Antioxidants are produced in the cells to interrupt free radicals and prevent damage. Eliminating sources of free radicals and increasing foods that protect and nourish the body are two cornerstones of the first phase of oxidative response:
NanoVi™ devices help repair damage
The second phase of oxidative response is to repair the damage caused by the free radicals that make it through the antioxidant defense. No matter how optimal your diet and lifestyle, antioxidants are simply not designed to eliminate all free radicals. This is where the NanoVi™ device comes in and why it is so complementary to any antioxidant regime. NanoVi™ is specifically designed to repair oxidative damage once it has occurred. It is a new way to assist the second line of defense:
The ideal solution is a combination of reducing exposure to oxidative damage, promoting the antioxidant defense and increasing the capacity to repair damage.
Reducing exposure to free radicals is absolutely fundamental to good health. We can only reduce exposure, because there is no way to avoid them – at least as long as we are breathing. Free radicals – also called oxidants, oxygen radicals, or reactive oxygen species (ROS) – are the byproduct of using oxygen as a fuel. The cell’s mitochondria burn oxygen and glucose to produce energy, and free radicals are the exhaust of the cellular engine. Oxygen is both essential and damaging, which is described as the Oxygen Irony.
The very fact that we all age suggests that, over time, the scale tips in favor of oxidative stress. It accumulates and underlies the aging process, as well as chronic diseases. It’s not a question of whether we will age, it is a matter of how fast and how gracefully we will age. How NanoVi™ helps with healthy aging, and comments from users, are found at our NanoVi™ for Personal Use page.
The video below is the easiest way to see how the NanoVi device influences oxidative response and is used to help recover, maintain or boost vitality.