Cell protection means protecting healthy body cells from toxic effects. The key to health and well-being are our body cells. Every single one of them is comparable to a small biochemical factory, in which thousands of metabolic processes take place every second. For these processes to run smoothly, the cells need a lot of protection and care. Because their condition determines our performance and energy, our metabolism, our psyche, our resistance and last but not least our biological age.
Antioxidants are the opponents of free radicals and are also known as radical scavengers. Antioxidants have to be ingested through the diet. Antioxidants include vitamins such as vitamin C, A and E, minerals and secondary plant substances such as polyphenols.
Antioxidants help our body fight against free radicals. These highly reactive oxygen compounds are produced by the body itself, on the other hand they are caused by harmful external influences such as cigarette smoke, environmental toxins or UV radiation from the sun. If there are too many free radicals in our body, so-called "oxidative stress" occurs, which causes cell damage and accelerates the ageing process, diseases such as arteriosclerosis, cardiovascular diseases, arthritis and cancer and causes our skin to age more quickly.