Oxidative stress: What it is, how to prevent it and how to fight it?

The oxidative stress is a physiological process that occurs in every cell in the body: it is the set of reactions that lead to the production of free radicals and which are necessary because a number of vital functions, for example the defense against infections, occur correctly.

However, when the level of free radicals present in our body exceeds a certain threshold, it can damage cellular structures and give rise to aging and even serious pathologies, such as neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases: this happens when the balance between the production of free radicals and their elimination by antioxidants breaks down, creating a surplus of potentially harmful free radicals.