Antioxidants are your body’s first line of defense against free radical damage that contributes to aging and chronic disease, so you need sufficient levels of antioxidants to stay healthy. Dr. Seth Camhi and the team at Thrive Full Body Wellness offer fast, noninvasive testing to evaluate your antioxidant levels, then they recommend treatment such as IV vitamin therapy to boost your antioxidants. If you’d like to learn whether you’re low in antioxidants and receive customized treatment, call the office in Cypress, California, or book an appointment online.
Free radicals are molecules that have lost an electron. They’re driven to replace the electron, so they take one from a nearby molecule, leaving it short of it’s required number of electrons. A chain reaction of molecules stealing electrons begins that ultimately affects many molecules in your body.
Health problems develop when free radicals interact with vital tissues, like your DNA or a cell membrane. As a result, healthy cells can’t function properly and may die.
Damage caused by free radicals — called oxidative stress — leads to inflammation, contributes to aging, and causes serious health problems like clogged arteries and cancer.
You can’t avoid free radicals. They’re naturally produced as a byproduct of metabolism and from exposure to ultraviolet light and many other substances such as tobacco smoke, pesticides, and air pollutants.
Since free radicals are a regular part of life, your body has a defense mechanism — antioxidants.
Antioxidants can donate an electron without being changed or damaged. This means they can neutralize free radicals and prevent cellular damage by giving away an electron.
Although your body produces some powerful antioxidants, such as glutathione, you need to consume other antioxidants through your diet or supplements. A few examples of important antioxidants found in colorful fruits and vegetables include:
It only takes 30 seconds to learn your levels of antioxidants using the advanced Nu Skin® S3 Pharmanex BioPhotonic Scanner. As it scans the palm of your hand with low-energy blue light, it immediately determines the level of carotenoid antioxidants in your skin.
Your level of carotenoid antioxidants is a biomarker indicating your overall antioxidant status. Using this information, the team can recommend treatment to boost your antioxidants.
The team at Thrive Full Body Wellness restores your antioxidants to optimal levels using intravenous (IV) vitamin therapy. Receiving antioxidants via IV infusion allows your body to take in the maximum dose in the smallest amount of time because the IV bypasses your digestive tract.
You can choose from a variety of IV vitamin infusions at Thrive Full Body Wellness, including solutions packed with antioxidants.
To learn whether you need a boost of antioxidants, call Thrive Full Body Wellness or book an appointment online.