Oxidative stress is an imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants in the body, which can lead to cell and tissue damage. Although Oxidative stress occurs naturally within the body, the spike in Free Radicals after physical exercise and competitive sport can lead to side effects of Oxidative stress, as in the short term the body cannot produce enough Antioxidants naturally to neutralize the Free Radicals.
Let’s take a look at the side effects of Oxidative Stress from an exercise and sports perspective
1 – Joint inflammation and swelling
2 – Muscle soreness
3 – Cramping
If you are reading the above side effects and thinking that “this sounds like me after every game of Football or visit to the gym”, well you are not alone. These common side effects of Oxidative Stress are often dismissed as the side effects of an ageing body or a lack of general fitness and vitality. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
By equipping your body with the right tools, such as RecoveR8 Recovery Drink or Hydra8 Electrolyte Supplement and our unique Antioxidant properties that can effectively reduce the negative effects that Oxidative Stress has on your body, you can take control of your recovery from sport and exercise. Combined with proper diet and nutrition, the aches and pains after a day of sport with friends and family can be a thing of the past.