The oxidation rate is the rate at which food is burned in the body. The oxidation rate is closely related to the metabolic rate, a term referring to the general rate of chemical reaction or metabolism in the body.
- Fast Oxidation – The condition in which there is too rapid a release of energy in the biochemical pathway.
- Slow Oxidation – Slower than normal release of energy in the biochemical pathway.
- Mixed Oxidation – A transition or unstable state in which one of the glands, thyroid or adrenal, is overactive and the other underactive, causing an unstable release of energy.