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Friday April 04, 2014

Oxygen. We need it to live and breathe. Oxygen is used by cells to create energy and drive many metabolic and chemical reactions. So what is oxidative stress and why is it harmful? Oxidation occurs all around us. It is what creates rust, turns apples brown or oils rancid when exposed to air. Oxidation is a metabolic process that also occurs in our bodies. When left unchecked and out of balance these chemical reactions can cause cell damage, a process called oxidative stress.

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