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Free radicals
By James F. Balch, M.D. and Mark Stengler, N.D.
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Unstable, negatively charged molecules that are potentially damaging to the organs and the tissues of the body. They are formed by the normal process of energy production within cells, as well as from pollution, toxins, and radiation. Antioxidant enzyme systems within the body, as well as antioxidants from foods or supplements, protect against free radicals. Free radicals can also have beneficial properties, as part of the immune response to destroying microbes.

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