I don't know for sure but personally I've felt that having good oxidative metabolism puts me in a good position.How is a person supposed to support the body’s immune system whilst all this is going on?
I believe that too much focus has been directed at fighting oxidative stress by taking antioxidants without good reason.
Too much reductive stress can result from that.
Since I have high bp without taking bp medication, I think it has served me well as artificially lowering bp often, if not always, comes together with lowering metabolism. The effect is the same as the effect of increasing reductive stress.