Vitamin C: is it time to re-evaluate its role in health and disease?

Vitamin C - is it time to re-evaluate its role in health and disease

Vitamin C (VC; ascorbic acid, AA) is synthesised from glucose in the liver of most mammals, but not in humans. Synthetic AA supplementation is often necessary to prevent vitamin C […]

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Vitamin C in human health and disease is still a mystery? An overview

Vitamin C in human health and disease is still a mystery? An overview

Ascorbic acid is one of the important water soluble vitamins. It is essential for collagen, carnitine and neurotransmitters biosynthesis. Most plants and animals synthesize ascorbic acid for their own requirement.

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Vitamin C: The nontoxic, nonrate-limited, antioxidant free radical scavenger

Vitamin C: The nontoxic, nonrate-limited, antioxidant free radical scavenger

The amount of oral ascorbic acid that a patient can tolerate without diarrhea, increases somewhat proportionately to the “toxicity” of his disease.

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In Vitro Antioxidant and ex Vivo Protective Activities of Green and Roasted Coffee

In Vitro Antioxidant and ex Vivo Protective Activities of Green and Roasted Coffee

The antioxidant properties of green and roasted coffee, in relation to species (Coffea arabica and Coffea robusta) and degree of roasting (light, medium, dark), were investigated. These properties were evaluated […]

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Antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiulcer and analgesic activities of nettle (Urtica dioica L.)

Antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiulcer and analgesic activities of nettle (Urtica dioica L.)

In this study, water extract of nettle (Urtica dioica L.) (WEN) was studied for antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiulcer and analgesic properties. The antioxidant properties of WEN were evaluated using different antioxidant […]

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