How do free radicals like reactive oxygen species (ROS) affect the body? They can have an impact on everything from the health of your skin to contributing to the onset of serious chronic diseases, including cancer. Excessive ROS formation has the potential to cause oxidative stress, leading to cell damage and, at worst, cell death.
There’s evidence suggesting increased Vitamin E intake can improve immune function and inflammatory processes, helping the body resist infection. It accomplishes this in part by combatting oxidative stress that can cause damage to cells—and even cell death.
You can’t overstate the importance of healthy cells. Many scientists argue that cellular health is the single most important component of overall bodily health. The problem is, cells are bombarded by internal and external stressors on a daily basis—harmful free radicals among them.
Since there are links between RA and oxidative stress, Vitamin E is emerging as a potential way to counteract the development of RA. While studies are ongoing, peripheral research has already begun to lend itself to treatment and therapy models involving Vitamin E.