Country: United States
Date: September 2005
What are water soluble antioxidants and how are they
different from other anti oxidants?
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is an example of a water soluble anti-oxidant.
It reacts with free radicals like atomic oxygen thus stopping the free
raical with reacting with DNA and proteins which could damamge your
cells. An example of a fat soluble anti-oxidant is Vitamin E. By
definition, it is insoluble in water.
Ron Baker, Ph.D.
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