A series of pathways the body uses, both to break down nutrients into simple energy packets and to create building blocks that then build-up cell components and help the body to function.
A metabolic process refers to methods used by the body to break down nutrients, using oxygen, and converting them into simple energy packets that the body can then use for maintaining cell functions necessary for life. Some waste products from this process include water and carbon dioxide. Oxidation (interaction between oxygen and all the different substances it may contact) is one part of the metabolic process; anti-oxidants help to control damage from too much oxidation. 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.