Do you know how & why oxidative stress can affect your overall health? 🤔 In fact, it can negatively affect #fertility for BOTH women & men because it significantly decreases 📉 your chances of achieving a successful pregnancy🤰
But what exactly is #OxidativeStress & what are its signs & symptoms you should be looking out for⁉️👀
The process of oxidation happens as our bodies process the oxygen we breathe & our cells produce energy from it. This process produces #FreeRadicals that interact & can cause stress to nearby cells, mitochondria, & our DNA.
Free radicals are normal & necessary to a certain extent… It is only when the number of free radicals produced overwhelms the repair processes that it becomes an issue & what we call oxidative stress 👈🏻
Oxidation happens under a number of circumstances when our… ⬇️
🔸Cells use glucose to make energy💡
🔸Immune system is fighting off bacteria & creating inflammation 🥊
🔸Bodies detoxify pollutants, pesticides, & cigarette smoke 🚬
When we are physically/emotionally stressed, oxidation increases! 📈 & if we have enough antioxidants, then balance is maintained & no damage is done.👌🏻
In other words, oxidative stress = hurts your fertility = less chance of #conception😩
So be aware of the signs above that your body is telling you! 🙌🏻👀 Stay posted later this week on how to reduce oxidative stress! 😁 #TryingToConceive
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