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07 November 2018

Antioxidant Profile



What are antioxidants?

Antioxidants are stable molecules that can donate electrons to free radicals, mainly

reactive oxygen species (ROS), which are toxic to cells or tissues. Some antioxidants can be

produced endogenously such as enzymes, but exogenous antioxidants have to be obtained

from diet, including vitamins, minerals, plant bioactive compounds such as carotenoids and

polyphenols.

Nowadays, supplementation of antioxidants in people who concern about their health is very

popular. However, the intake should be recommended by doctor or health specialist.

Moreover, the periodic monitoring of antioxidants in blood is e ssential and useful for

assessment of optimal levels of usage and follow-up.

Health benefits of antioxidants

Physiological antioxidants play an important role in the prevention of cellular damage which

can delay cell or tissue aging and may prevent some diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular

disease and neurodegenerative disease.

N Health provides the quantitative measurement of 10 antioxidan ts in serum using High

Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPL C) which is a reliable analytical technique

including high accuracy, precision, specificity and sensitivity . In order to understand the

test results easily, “Graphic report and basic interpretation” will be delivered.



*This operation schedule is for the test performed at N Health head quarter, Bangkok .

**Above turnaround time does not include logistic time. For BDMS network hospitals, please contact N Health laboratory located at your hospitals .

References

1 Pharmacological Research 55 (2007) 207-216.

2 Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease (4th Edition), 2017, Pages 321-346.

3 Encyclopedia of Food and Health, 2016, Pages 227-233.

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