"Free radicals" are chemicals that can contribute to cellular damage over time. Antioxidants are nutrients that can help prevent this normal and routine damage to the cells within our body.
Through everyday occurrences, our cells undergo a process known as oxidation. This can lead to physical changes and, over time, even mutations may occur that can cause a variety of conditions from premature aging to many forms of cancer.
Antioxidants are certain vitamins, minerals and enzymes that will help to play a role in protecting the cells from these free radicals that cause such damage. The main issue is that damage from these free radicals is inevitable and is a completely natural phenomenon.
With the help of antioxidants and their ability to mitigate the effects of this damage, a great many diseases can be prevented while the body itself will be healthier and free from illness.