Effect of antioxidant suplementation (vitamin C, vitamin E, carotenoids, polyphenols, etc.)
The beneficial effects of regular non-exhaustive physical exercise have been known for a long time. Exercise is part of the treatment of common diseases such as diabetes mellitus or coronary heart disease. It improves plasma lipid profile, increases bone density, and helps to lose weight. However, the beneficial effects of exercise are lost with exhaustive exercise and with a lack of training. Some of this damage is due to the production of free radicals. Exhaustive exercise causes muscle damage and inflammation, producing free radicals. Phagocytes, such as neuthrophyls, located in the inflamed area may all contribute to free radical production.
As a consecuence, oxidative stress occurs. Oxidative stress is a disturbance in the prooxidant-antioxidant balance in favor of the former, giving an overproduction of free radicals, causing insuffucient antioxidant defenses.
Exercise increases energy demands, increasing the oxygen…
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