Free radicals—molecules that are highly reactive with other cellular structures due to unpaired electrons—can cause damage to cells within the body by stealing their electrons via a process called oxidation. This can lead to oxidative stress, which may play a role in the development of diseases such as cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and more. Antioxidants have the power to reduce damage caused by free radicals. New research supports positive effects of popular
Research Round-Up, Market Update: Antioxidants & Carotenoids
Antioxidants as well as carotenoids—which often provide antioxidant effects—welcome additional research to strengthen awareness of their existing benefits, as well as introduce new potential into the market.