Oxidative stress is neutralised because micronutrients can make free radicals harmless. Substances which have such antioxidative effects and provide protection against free radicals include:
- Green tea
- Vitamin E
The more we do, the more energy our body has to
supply. This results in more free radicals
at the same time. They are small, highly aggressive molecules, which rapidly lead to undesirable side-effects and
mean stress for the body.
- destroy cell walls and membranes,
make enzymes ineffective and inhibit the production of energy,
damage the DNA and cause mutations.
Serious illnesses can therefore develop as a result (Examples: Arterial sclerosis, heart diseases, cancer, etc.). Premature signs of ageing are also encouraged. Wrinkles, loose skin and dry skin, and pigment disorders are the highly visible signs.
In principle the body has its own means of protection in the form of antioxidants against free radicals. But high levels of physical or mental strain at work or in leisure time can quickly exhaust this protection.
Cells and organs then suffer under oxidative stress.
Reduced performance and a weak immune system are the direct consequences.
- Chronic stress
- Proliferation of free radicals
- Debilitation of performance
- Development of physical illnesses
The solution: Antioxidants
Antioxidants in the form of enzymes, vitamins and bioactive phytonutrients are an effective means of combatting free radicals.
The higher the stress level, the more antioxidants we need for our body and mind in order to maintain our performance levels and protect our health.
- Without supplementary antioxidants
- With supplementary antioxidants
- neutralise free radicals
- restrict or prevent damage caused by free radicals
- protect mitochondria as central locations of energy production in the cells
Micronutrients provide new energy to boost the physical and mental vitality of the body. This is provided by the following in particular:
- B vitamins
- Coenzyme Q10
To be able to cope with times of stress more effectively, we need specially large amounts of physical and mental energy. Selective micronutrients facilitate the stimulation of energy production in the body and the enhancement of performance.
A combination of exercise and relaxation reduces stress!
Any kind of exercise can help reduce stress. After all, stress is made for exercise. But at the same time, more sport as part of the daily routine must not be allowed to lead to more stress. It needs to be fitted in with what suits you best,
i.e. fitted to your free time and lifestyle. You don't have to get straight down to a programme of "jogging five times a week". Some people need it. For others, it is more beneficial to start off by walking. The important thing is to find
what is right for you personally. This reduces the stress hormone adrenalin in the process, which reduces the strain on your body and helps it unwind. A positive side-effect is that it keeps your figure trim and releases endorphins as well.
To reduce stress on a long term basis, exercise only helps in combination with sufficient periods of recuperation and relaxation. It helps in the first instance to reduce inner anxiety, to be able to then relax more deeply. We often don't have the time, but here again it can help to start in small steps – with breaks. Short breaks, in which we simply stand up, maybe even exercise our legs for five minutes and cut up an apple.