Do you remember biology class and the smell of formaldehyde in the jar of worms or frogs? Formaldehyde and different aldehydes are produced in your body. Free radicals attack healthy cells, especially fat cells in a process called lipid peroxidation. Lipid peroxidation produces malondialdehyde, a biomarker, which What’s My Stress measures. The concentration of malondialdehyde in your urine increases as the free radical attacks increase.
Your body is oxidizing in a process called oxidative stress. You are literally rusting from the inside out. These attacks on healthy cells causes premature aging and disease. More importantly, it reduces your immunity against infections, flus, and viruses like COVID-19*. The role of antioxidants is to counterbalance the free radicals and to restore your cells.
If your free radical levels are too high all your antioxidants go to fighting off the free radical attack and there is none left for restoration. Your cells age and degenerate and sometimes mutate. Mutated cells that reproduce can cause cancer. Not everyone metabolizes antioxidants the same and that is why they may work for some people and not another. The strategy then is to reduce your free radicals (stop smoking for example) , decrease your fat level (start yoga for example), and increase your antioxidants (eat healthy preservative free) in various forms and see which strategy, one at a time works best for you. Test your free radical level- dedicate yourself to one of the programs for at least 90 -120 days, and then measure your free radical level over the 90 days. The test will show a change of color. a red-black color shows extremely high levels of free radicals, red a medium level, and pink a low level. GO TOWARDS PINK! It is important to remember that age, fat level, stress level, and genetics may determine your level. So, it is not as important your exact level, it is more important to reduce your level. GO TOWARDS PINK! Make a change to a healthy lifestyle.
* This product is not FDA approved nor does it need FDA approval. The claims here are not medical claims but those based on generally accepted beliefs on health. Consult a doctor before engaging in any new program.