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  • Their pro-oxidant activity results in the production of more than fifteen or twenty cell-protective enzymes that are produced by the activation of the genes controlled by transcription factors.

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  • Their mild pro-oxidant effects are the real heroes, because they activate protective transcription factors such as NRF2 as they inhibit damaging transcription factors such as NFκB.

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  • The concern is that when it's metabolized in the body, it could have the opposite effect of an antioxidant and cause damage to DNA as a pro-oxidant.

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  • Previous studies have shown that acute intake of high-phenol virgin olive oil reduces pro-inflammatory, pro-oxidant and pro-thrombotic markers compared with low phenols virgin olive oil, but it remains unclear if the effects attributed to its phenolic fraction are exerted at the transcriptional level in vivo.

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  • "I find it amazing that some top cardiovascular studies have actually tested single antioxidants on study groups, because anyone in this field knows these are likely to be pro-oxidant."

  • But if your uric acid levels are too high, it tends to significantly increase inside your cells as well, where it acts as a pro-oxidant.


  • Interestingly, uric acid functions both as an antioxidant, and as a pro-oxidant once inside your cells.


  • Scientists believe that, under certain conditions, vitamin C can also act as a "pro-oxidant."

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  • I think what a lot of people don't realize is that the antioxidant and pro-oxidant balance is really delicate.

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  • That's not particularly surprising since iron helps drive a number of pro-oxidant reactions in the body, ones linked with cellular stress and damage.

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