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tissue The result is is is cellular damage damage particularly dangerous is is is hereby damage damage to
to
the DNA which can can lead to
to
mutations that cause cancer Regarding athletic performance damage to
the the cell membranes is is of major concern since it renders the the ath- lete’s cells unable to
to
adapt normally to
to
exercise induced processes For adequate recuperation and growth the athletes’ cell cell membranes must be in in in in good health for attracting vital nutrients into the cell cell cell interior and expelling waste waste matters a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a damaged cell cell membrane may not permit the the passage of of nutrients or the the discharge of of waste waste While impaired nutrient nutrient intake can can lead to
to
a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a cell’s starvation and death the the the the inability to
to
discharge wastes can can on on on the the the the other hand poison the the the the cell All this makes it it it quite clear how free radical accumulation through exhaustive exercise exercise can result in in in in in a a a a a a a a a a a a reduction in in in in in exercise exercise induced processes in in in in in the the cell such as as repair and growth decreasing the the athlete’s ability to
recover from training Fortunately the body is is not left defenseless against this onslaught of damaging free free radicals but has a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a defense defense system to
keep free free radical radical damage at at bay with vitamin vitamin E E being its most prominent weapon Fat-soluble vitamin vitamin E E which is contained in in in in in the the the fats and and lipids in in in in in the the the blood in in in in in fat fat deposits and and in in in in in in healthy cell cell membranes counteracts the the the above-described negative development by acting as as cell cell membrane stabilizer and as as a a a a a a a a a a a a free radical scavenger vitamin E prevents DNA and other cellular tissue dam- age by by quenching free radicals radicals particularly single oxygen and polyunsaturated fatty acid radicals radicals hereby synergisti- cally cooperating with other antioxidants especially vita- min min A C and Selenium vitamin E protects cell membranes by by sacrificing itself donating the the hydrogen ion required by by the the attacking free radicals Therefore it it always needs to
to
to
be be sufficiently replenished to
to
to
be be able to
to
to
continuously exert its protective properties If you you should choose to
to
supplement your diet with vita- min min E E make sure to
to
to
exclusively select the natural D-form of vitamin E E (such as in in in in d-alpha d-alpha d-alpha tocopherol tocopherol tocopherol d-alpha d-alpha d-alpha tocopherol tocopherol tocopherol acetate or d-alpha d-alpha d-alpha tocopherol tocopherol tocopherol succinate) and be aware that natural vitamin E consists of eight health- boosting compounds compounds including four four tocopherols and four four tocotrienol compounds compounds in in in in their perfect natural balance! n n n n n n n n n n n NGA NATURAL mag 33




































































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