Did you know that, over time, continued strain on your body from everyday stress can decrease your ability to LOOK, FEEL, & PERFORM your best?
Common Sources of Stress
The Culprit = OXIDATIVE STRESS
HOW STRESS AFFECTS YOUR BODY
Stress disrupts the body’s internal environment by altering hormone levels and introducing toxins. Under small amounts of stress, the body can correct the disruption by stabilizing hormone levels and reducing the toxins. High-stress loads overwhelm the system, challenging the body’s ability to course correct. This state of imbalance can be referred to as oxidative stress and represents the tipping point at which the disruptive forces coming from stress exceed the body’s defense mechanisms.
Initially, the imbalance can’t be felt and most often goes unnoticed. A disruption of the body’s internal environment wears on the cells and eventually, interrupts their ability to function normally. Cell malfunction leads to a disruption of entire body systems and at this point, the imbalance becomes apparent as it starts to affect your ability to look, feel and perform optimally.cellular-stress-and-brain-performance__effects-on-the-body
IN A NUTSHELL
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM OXIDATIVE STRESS
What are antioxidants?
Nutrients found in dietary supplements.
What do antioxidants do?
Act like a sponge and protect cells against the damaging effects of toxins (i.e., free radicals) by absorbing the harmful molecules.
THE FUTURE OF CELLULAR PROTECTION – NRF2
What is Nrf2?
A structure (i.e., a protein) within cells of the body.
What does Nrf2 do?
Acts like a thermostat and regulates the level of stress within cells by managing the body’s own built-in cellular protection system.
When oxidative stress is high – Nrf2 tells the cell to start making hundreds of different protective molecules such as antioxidant enzymes, housekeeping proteins, and heat shock proteins.
Nrf2 Provides Greater Cellular Protection vs. Antioxidant Supplements
Both Nrf2 and antioxidant supplements remove toxins that cause cell damage but with key differences…
Antioxidant supplements ARE NOT reusable
Only removes toxins at a 1 to 1 ratio
WARNING – Consuming high-dose antioxidant supplements can actually lead to cellular damage by interfering with the body’s internal protective system. “More” is not “Better”
Antioxidant enzymes produced by Nrf2 ARE reusable
1 antioxidant ENZYME removes large amounts of toxins
Cleans up damaged cells
Enhances cell function
Activates a response that protects cell against future stress
STEPS TO TRIGGER NRF2:
Stop taking high-dose antioxidant supplements (e.g., vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E).
Practice intermittent fasting (once per month consume only water for 24 hours).
Eat the right foods (e.g., blueberries, tea, coffee, apples, onions, broccoli, cabbage, and many more).
Boost Nrf2 with properly balanced PHYTONUTRIENTS (i.e., nutrients found in plants that when combined, activate Nrf2 to a greater extent than when nutrients are consumed individually).
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