Vitamin C exhibits pro-oxidant properties

Podmore, Ian D., Griffiths, Helen R., Herbert, Karl E., Mistry, Nalini, Mistry, Pratibha and Lunec, Joseph (1998). Vitamin C exhibits pro-oxidant properties. Nature, 392 (6676), p. 559.

Abstract

Vitamin C is marketed as a dietary supplement, partly because of its 'antioxidant' properties. However, we report here that vitamin C administered as a dietary supplement to healthy humans exhibits a pro-oxidant, as well as an antioxidant, effect in vivo.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/33308
Divisions: Life & Health Sciences
Uncontrolled Keywords: vitamin C,dietary supplement,antioxidant,pro-oxidant
Full Text Link: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v392/n6676/full/392559a0.html
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Published Date: 1998-04-09
Authors: Podmore, Ian D.
Griffiths, Helen R. ( 0000-0002-2666-2147)
Herbert, Karl E.
Mistry, Nalini
Mistry, Pratibha
Lunec, Joseph

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