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Name: Manav
Status: Student
Grade:  6-8
Location: IL
Country: United States
Date: September 2005


Question:
What are water soluble antioxidants and how are they different from other anti oxidants?



Replies:
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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