Effects of Oxidative Stress
When your body is exposed to oxidative stress for long periods, it can cause substantial damage to the proteins, lipids, and DNA in our bodies. This imbalance can lead to unwanted health conditions that can significantly impact our lives.
Luckily, our bodies can also produce antioxidants called endogenous antioxidants. However, sometimes that isn’t enough. When there are more free radicals present in our bodies than antioxidants, it can lead to unwanted illnesses and diseases such as:
- Heart Disease
- Kidney Dysfunction
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
These are just a few of the negative consequences that are caused by a surplus of free radicals in our system.
Oxidative stress also plays a part in aging. Aging is caused by a breakdown of tissues, cells, and organs. When we lack needed antioxidants to help protect our tissues, oxidative stress can cause damage to the proteins and lipids in our cells, which can cause signs of aging. The best way to reduce the oxidative effects on your skin is to always wear sunscreen and add vitamin C into your skincare routine.
Remember: The best way to reduce the risk is with prevention.