Category: Antioxidants

Low vitamin C increases the risk of periodontal disease

A study in the Journal of Periodonology analyzed vitamin C intake and periodontal disease indicators in 12,419 adults. Researchers found that patients who consumed less than the recommended 60 mg. per day RDA of vitamin C had a 1.5 times greater risk of developing severe gingivitis compared to patients who consumed 180 mg. per day Read More …

Low vitamin C increases the risk of periodontal disease

Helicobacter pylori infection is associated with low vitamin C levels, according to researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Helicobacter pylori isthe bacteria that causes peptic ulcers. In a study, published in the August 1, 2003 issue of the Journal of the American College of Nutrition,blood samples were analyzed and data taken from nearly Read More …

Grape Extract Protects from Colon Cancer

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine report that a beverage made with grape powder may offer some protection against colon cancer. The study follows an epidemiological study of 499 colon cancer patients and their consumption of wine. Red wine contains an antioxidant called resveratrol, which has had a positive effect in some animal studies. Read More …

Fibromyalgia and Antioxidants

According to a small study appearing in the journal Redox Report (2006; 11(3): 131-5), found that 20 fibromyalgia patients were under more oxidative stress than 20 controls. When compared to the healthy subjects, the fibromyalgia patients had a lower total antioxidant capacity. Total peroxide level and oxidative stress index was significantly higher in patients with Read More …

Diet Rich in Vitamin C Decreases Stroke Risk

According to a study appearing in the journal Neurology (2003;61:1273-1275), consuming foods containing vitamin C reduces the risk of stroke. Smokers seemed to benefit from this effect more than non-smokers. The study involved 5,197 subjects, aged 55 years or older. The subjects lived in Rotterdam. None had any history of stroke or any cognitive problems. Read More …

Arthritis and Pycnogenol

Pycnogenol is an extract from pine bark; it is a powerful antioxidant. Research appearing in Nutrition Research (Nov 2007, Vol 27, Issue 11, pp 692-697) looked at the effect pycnogenol has on arthritis. It was a small, double-blind, placebo-controlled study involving 37 patients. Subjects received either 150 mg of pycnogenol or a placebo each day. Read More …

Antioxidants Protect Skin

Sunscreen with an SPF rating of 15 can block more than 90% of ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Even with this protection, some light still penetrates the skin and creates free radicals. Free radicals are chemicals that have an electron that they can release; it’s kind of like a chemical “bullet”. Antioxidants are like chemical Read More …

Antioxidants in Green Tea Help Rheumatoid

According to a study on mice from Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine, antioxidants in green tea may protect from rheumatoid arthritis and reduce the severity of the symptoms. The study was published in the “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.” Antioxidants in green tea, known as polyphenols, may protect the body from Read More …

Antioxidants and Cancer

Research appearing in the American Journal of Epidemiology (1991;133 (8):766-75) looked at antioxidant levels in nearly 3,000 men and related the levels of vitamins A, C, E and carotene to the incidence of cancer. Twelve years after the initial testing of the vitamin levels, just over 200 of the men died of cancer. Low levels Read More …

Antioxidant Vitamins Improve Surgical Outcomes

Supplementing critically ill surgical patients with antioxidant vitamins C and E reduced risk of organ failure, ventilator support, and length of intensive care unit (ICU) stay, according to the results of a randomized, prospective trial published in the December, 2002 issue of the Annals of Surgery. Oxidative stress is a term that describes potential damage Read More …