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General Oxidation

General oxidation refers to a collection of biomarkers in the blood that are thought to reflect oxidative damage to the body. A reduction in these biomarkers is antioxidative, while an increase in prooxidative.

Research analysis led by Kamal Patel.
All content reviewed by the Examine.com Team. Published: Jul 5, 2013
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Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect general oxidation
Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Outcome Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
grade-b Minor High See all 6 studies
Appears to reduce biomarkers of oxidation
grade-b Minor Moderate See all 6 studies
A potential yet unreliable decrease in biomarkers of oxidation in serum following ingestion.
grade-b Minor High See all 6 studies
Appears to generally reduce pro-oxidative biomarkers in the body

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