An oxidata test is a simple test that can answer questions about your cardiovascular health. This can be more beneficial than just running your cholesterol numbers. Research as shown that cholesterol is not the main problem for plaque buildup in your arteries, but in fact it is the oxidation of your LDL cholesterol causing issues. AdvaCare Clinics, located in Bloomington, MN, offers oxidata tests for all patients. The test will help determine if you are deficient on anti-oxidants.
What is Oxidation?
Oxidation is the damage created by free radicals in the body. Free radicals are electrons in your body that are not being paired. Electrons want to be electrically neutral, and when they are not, they hastily look for something to grab on to which creates a new molecule. This process is the basis for chemical reactions. Functions within the body would not work properly without the help of oxidation-reduction reactions. Free radicals are an important part of the body mechanism, but it needs to be under control. If free radicals are
left unchecked, the fatty wall around each cell becomes oxidized, causing damage. That cell will have to get its nutrients from another cell; that cell will steal from another, and so on.
Anti-oxidants are important when it comes to controlling free radicals. They help by adding extra electrons to stop the damage the free radicals are creating and control them. Without anti-oxidants flowing throughout our systems, free radical damage can damage tissues which will cause disease and dysfunction.
What effects your oxidation levels?
- Drugs and medications
- Smoking and second hand smoking
- Exercise levels
Oxidation and free radical disturbances are the main issues that cause aging. Every anti-aging solution is going to tell you that you need to reduce your oxidation levels of your cells. Free radical damage is the main culprit for aging skin, and the only way to fix that is to reduce them.
Most people know that taking things in moderation is key to a healthy life. This remains true for anti-oxidants; too many and they can be harmful. Balance is key to everything going in and out of your body.
Free radicals have been associated with high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, allergies, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, cataracts, macular degeneration, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lupus, MS, cancer, inflammation and so many more. Do not think free radicals do nothing to your body if you let them roam free. Studies have shown free radicals can cause catastrophic damage if left unchecked.
Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today if you have any questions about oxidation, or to set up a screening today. We offer many screenings that have the ability to determine what treatments would be the most beneficial for you that only take 5 to 10 minutes to assess. All screenings are quick, easy and pain free.