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  • Man Running Beach Sunny
    October 3, 2019 Emma McGowan

    Pycnogenol Shown to Lower Exercise-Induced Oxidative Stress

    Exercise can increase oxidative stress levels and lead to post-exercise muscle cramping. A new study has found that Pycnogenol, the French maritime pine bark extract, may help reduce oxidative stress after exercise. Twenty healthy young males participated in the study....

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  • Women Sprinting 100 Meter Dash
    August 25, 2019 Emma McGowan

    Hesperidin Found To Improve Anaerobic Performance

    Hesperidin is a bioflavonoid, a type of plant pigment withantioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties found primarily in unripe citrusfruit. A new study has found that hesperidin may help improve anaerobicperformance during exercise. The researchers recruited 15 amateur cyclists with at least...

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  • Black Currant Berries Hand
    June 24, 2019 Emma McGowan

    Blackcurrant Extract May Help With Post-Exercise Oxidative Stress

    All forms of exercise cause some oxidative stress.  According to a new study, blackcurrant extract may help suppress the amount of oxidative stress in the body and improve recovery from exercise-induced oxidative stress. Thirty-two healthy adults participated in the bioavailability portion...

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  • Women Cycling Outdoors Stationary Bike Spin Class
    February 14, 2019 Emma McGowan

    Vitamin C May Help Reduce Exercise-Induced Oxidative Stress

    Exercise dramatically increases oxygen consumption and can cause oxidative stress. According to a new study, taking vitamin C before exercising can increase antioxidants levels in the blood and decrease oxidative stress.The participants in the study were 19 healthy, sedentary women...

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  • Glasses of Pomegranante Seeds
    August 20, 2017 Emma McGowan

    Pomegranate Juice May Help Ease Post-Workout Oxidative Stress

    Elite athletes put major strain on their bodies in order to compete. A recent study suggests that supplementing with pomegranate juice may reduce oxidative stress and improve recovery time after intensive resistance training. Participants in the study included nine elite...

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  • Acai Slushie Fruit Antioxidant Health Benefits Oxidative Stress
    March 6, 2017 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Acai Associated With Reductions in Oxidative Stress

    Acai berries look like grapes but taste like a tropical fruit. A recent study suggests that consuming acai pulp may help improve antioxidant defenses, decreases markers of oxidative stress, and protect against formation of plaques in the arteries. Participants in...

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  • July 2, 2015 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Carotenoids May Help Lower Oxidative Stress in Men

    Oxidative stress can be a contributing factor to chronic conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and certain types of cancer. A recent study suggests that eating foods high in carotenoids may help lower oxidative stress markers in middle-aged men.Participants in...

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  • June 11, 2015 Emma McGowan

    Salmon Oil May Help Lower Markers of Oxidative Stress

    Oxidative stress is basically an imbalance between the production of free radicals and the ability of the body to counteract or detoxify their harmful effects through neutralization by antioxidants. A recent study suggests that supplements of salmon oil may help...

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