Antioxidant Oxidative Stress Therapy

Written by Beth Hrusch
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Antioxidant oxidative stress therapy is a fairly new breakthrough in the fight against joint disease in dogs. Research has shown that one of the major causes of aging in animals and humans is a process called oxidation. The diseases that accompany the aging process can be avoided or minimized when oxidation is effectively counteracted. This is the aim of antioxidant therapy.

Antioxidant Oxidative Stress Therapy Works Naturally

By now, most people know about the benefits of antioxidants. But exactly what are they, and how do they work? Antioxidants are chemicals produced by the body and found in certain foods. Their purpose is to neutralize free radicals that attack healthy cells, causing them to lose their ability to function. Free radicals cause the damage that is oxidative stress.

When a dog is given antioxidant oxidative stress therapy, his body's ability to fight free radicals is given a boost. The antioxidants in these formulas donate an electron to the unstable free radical molecules, thereby stabilizing them and rendering them harmless. Antioxidants come from several sources. Fruits and vegetables are a dietary source. Vitamins C and E come as supplements, as does oligomeric proanthocyanidin complex. OPC is derived from grape skins and pine bark, and is a powerful antioxidant that strengthens almost every system in a dog's body.

Even before a dog starts to suffer from the effects of aging, he can benefit from antioxidant oxidative stress therapy. Antioxidants make a dog's system strong and resistant to the oxidative process. These formulations are an important new tool because they work with a dog's body to keep cells functioning normally, and to keep free radicals from interrupting the functions of normal cells


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