Oxidative Stress/Oxidation

Oxidation is the interaction between oxygen molecules and all the different substances they may contact. Oxidative Stress can occur when there's an imbalance and a biological system can't readily detoxify or easily repair the resulting damage, thereby promoting development of a retinal degenerative disease).

Oxidation is the interaction between oxygen molecules and all the different substances they may contact. Oxidative stress can occur when there's a metabolic imbalance between the production of reactive oxygen species and a biological system's ability to readily detoxify the reactive intermediates or easily repair the resulting damage to a cell. This damage may promote apoptosis, which may cause retinal degenerative disease. Certain anti-oxidants can protect a cell from this damage. Please note: if you use nutritional supplementation, please consult with your personal physician and ophthalmologist as your personal health situation may require monitoring or a non-typical approach and nutritional supplements may interfere with prescribed medicines.