What Are Free Radicals?
Free radicals are constantly being formed in one’s body. Without antioxidants, free radicals would cause serious harm to one’s well-being. However, free radicals also serve important functions that are essential for health. For example, your immune cells use free radicals to fight infections.
Can Antioxidants Help Immunity?
Haskap berries are full of potent antioxidants called anthocyanins, which help to counter stresses on the immune system by increasing anti-inflammatory compounds. Anthocyanins increase levels of immune cells called gamma delta T cells in the intestines and lungs.
Your body needs to maintain a certain balance of free radicals and antioxidants since, when free radicals outnumber antioxidants, it can lead to oxidative stress.