Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A chemical compound or substance that inhibits oxidation.
  • noun A substance, such as vitamin E, vitamin C, or beta carotene, thought to protect body cells from the damaging effects of oxidation.

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  • noun Any substance that acts to slow or prevent the oxidation of another chemical.
  • noun In nutrition, one of a group of vitamins that act against the effects of free radicals.
  • adjective Acting or having agents that act against oxidation.

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  • noun substance that inhibits oxidation or inhibits reactions promoted by oxygen or peroxides

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Examples

  • Today the term antioxidant usually encompasses vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene and other related carotenoids, as well as the minerals selenium and manganese, which are needed by several free-radical-destroying enzymes in order to work properly.

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  • Today the term antioxidant usually encompasses vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene and other related carotenoids, as well as the minerals selenium and manganese, which are needed by several free-radical-destroying enzymes in order to work properly.

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  • Basically the term antioxidant refers to substance that will help to slow or halt the oxidation process.

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  • The use of the term antioxidant continues to grow, however, and attempts by marketers to up their claims are drawing on results from tests of 'antioxidant activity'.

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  • The use of the term antioxidant continues to grow, however, and attempts by marketers to up their claims are drawing on results from tests of 'antioxidant activity'.

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  • From berry extracts to tea bags, the term antioxidant is being used as a marketing tool for products.

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  • From berry extracts to tea bags, the term antioxidant is being used as a marketing tool for products.

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  • These conclusions have implications for the growing number of food using the term antioxidant, and increasingly quoting ORAC values to back up the activity claims.

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  • From berry extracts to tea bags, the term antioxidant is being used as a marketing tool for products.

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  • He said he did not need to eat blueberries because he wears his seatbelt. That is what he said. *groan here*

    August 10, 2007

  • This is Dear S? I'd rather eat blue berries *and* wear my seatbelt. Tell him that he should eat the blueberries and skip the okra, or something that's actually gross.

    August 16, 2007

  • Blueberry ice cream rules!!!

    August 16, 2007

  • hydrophilic:

    L-ascrobic acid, L-ascorbic acid 6-palmitate, glutathione (reduced form), (+)-catechin, and (-)-epicatechin showed effective SOD-like activity.

    lipophilic:

    Cinnamon oil, gamma-oryzanol, extract of rosemary leaf, L-alpha-lecithin, and L-alpha-cephalin

    March 28, 2011