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Antioxidants

synthetic or natural substances added to products to prevent or delay their deterioriation by action of oxygen in air. In biochemistry and medicine, antioxidants are enzymes or other organic substances, such as vitamin e or beta-carotene, that are capable of counteracting the damaging effects of oxidation in animal tissue.


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Maximum Life Span of Animals, Fishes and Birds.

... toxins found in our bodies and in food. As free radicals are essentially just oxygen atoms missing an electron (cation), they can be fought with antioxidants. This is why antioxidants are good for you! Hope this helped.

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by Squirrell
Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:07 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Maximum Life Span of Animals, Fishes and Birds.
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Re: Potential relationship between non-enzymatic antioxidants

We have some people using our C-Chambers to do this exact research right now. Feel free to follow the below link and ask a question to receive application notes on our Hypoxia Chamber http://www.biospherix.com/cell-culture-equipment/hypoxia-chamber-c-chamber.html . This is a little o...

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by Hypoxia
Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:53 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Potential relationship between non-enzymatic antioxidants
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Views: 9236

Is Spirulina really good for our health ?

... provides iron in a form that is easily absorbed. It helps maintain an optimum level of hemoglobin in the blood. It is the best natural source for antioxidants like carotenoids, vitamin E, zinc and selenium that help fight against free radicals and also slow down the ageing process. Being the richest ...

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by lucyy
Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:18 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Is Spirulina really good for our health ?
Replies: 38
Views: 149128

Re: Photosynthesis

Carotenoids are antioxidants and may protect the skin from uv light but studies are scarse.... Joana Coloma

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by joaniux
Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:51 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Photosynthesis
Replies: 6
Views: 2566

Cell metabolism: Hydrogen peroxide and caffeine

... Any other thoughts as to why coffee/ tea might be bad at a molecular level would be greatly appreciated. I already know why it might be good e.g. antioxidants. Many thanks, Nicola

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by nicolamcm
Sat Oct 30, 2010 5:48 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cell metabolism: Hydrogen peroxide and caffeine
Replies: 1
Views: 2862
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