Tuesday, July 6, 2010


I’ve been hearing about “antioxidants” here and there for a long time now but never really bothered to check it out. But recently, I was challenged to check its meaning in relation to another word I recently heard, “oxidative stress.” What do these words mean? Are they related? Here’s what I found out.

Let’s start with oxidative stress. I found out that it has to do with our breathing. When we breathe, there’s something that goes on inside our bodies without our knowing it. Our body cells produce energy which in turn produces “free radicals” (highly reactive cells) that may cause damage to our other cells inside us – cancer, stroke, heart disease and the like.

Antioxidants are what we need to fight against oxidative stress. These are produced naturally by our bodies to protect itself from free radicals that cause damaged tissues. But our bodies can only protect itself up to a certain extent depending on the following: 1) the person’s genetic makeup, 2) the environment where the person is, 3) the person’s diet and his lifestyle. Thus our bodies need some help to produce more antioxidants to combat all these tissue-damaging diseases and to help in anti aging (protein damage), against cancer (DNA damage), diabetes, heart diseases, etc.

Oxis International Inc. is a top ranking company leading in the fight against oxidative stress. They have pioneered with patented oxidative stress technologies to fight against oxidative stress and boost production of antioxidants. Their primary products are mixed with the super antioxidant compound called, L-ergothioneine (“ERGO”) for its main component. It also uses glutathione, a major antioxidant.

The company’s shares are considered penny stocks but it is ready to soar according to the management as it continues to lead in oxidative stress technology. Aside from its website, Oxis International Inc. is also on Facebook and Twitter.