Fettsäure - fatty acid
Besetzung freier Stellen mit Sauerstoff (Freie Radikale) - Filling of free spaces with oxygen (free radicals)
This illustration shows the creation of free radicals using the example of oxygen.
Free radicals are atoms that possess an unpaired electron. This electron strives to find a partner and thus causes a chain reaction.
This electron can come from molecules of the body (for example DNA), which damages these molecules.
Different substances can "catch" these free radicals, for example the hormone melatonine or different vitamins.