Exercise-Induced Oxidation

Physical exercise is associated with an increase in oxidation in the body (which contributes to fatigue, but also mediates beneficial adaptations to exercise), and ingestion of some antioxidant supplements may reduce oxidation and are thought to prolong endurance.

   

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GradeLevel of Evidence
ARobust research conducted with repeated double blind clinical trials
BMultiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
CSingle double blind study or multiple cohort studies
DUncontrolled or observational studies only
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BL-Carnitine
Comparative Health Goals evidence only available to buyers of our Supplement-Goals Reference

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BCoenzyme Q10
CGreen Tea Catechins
CMelatonin
CVitamin C
CMethylsulfonylmethane
CFish Oil
CPhosphatidylserine
CResveratrol
CAstaxanthin
DBlueberry

References

  1. Del Bo C, et al. A single portion of blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L) improves protection against DNA damage but not vascular function in healthy male volunteers. Nutr Res. (2013)
  2. Wilms LC, et al. Impact of multiple genetic polymorphisms on effects of a 4-week blueberry juice intervention on ex vivo induced lymphocytic DNA damage in human volunteers. Carcinogenesis. (2007)
  3. Riso P, et al. Effect of a wild blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) drink intervention on markers of oxidative stress, inflammation and endothelial function in humans with cardiovascular risk factors. Eur J Nutr. (2013)
  4. Krikorian R, et al. Blueberry supplementation improves memory in older adults. J Agric Food Chem. (2010)
  5. Blacker BC, et al. Consumption of blueberries with a high-carbohydrate, low-fat breakfast decreases postprandial serum markers of oxidation. Br J Nutr. (2013)
  6. Clegg ME, et al. The addition of raspberries and blueberries to a starch-based food does not alter the glycaemic response. Br J Nutr. (2011)
  7. McAnulty LS, et al. Effect of blueberry ingestion on natural killer cell counts, oxidative stress, and inflammation prior to and after 2.5 h of running. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. (2011)
  8. Stull AJ, et al. Bioactives in blueberries improve insulin sensitivity in obese, insulin-resistant men and women. J Nutr. (2010)
  9. McLeay Y, et al. Effect of New Zealand blueberry consumption on recovery from eccentric exercise-induced muscle damage. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. (2012)
  10. Basu A, et al. Blueberries decrease cardiovascular risk factors in obese men and women with metabolic syndrome. J Nutr. (2010)
  11. Kay CD, Holub BJ. The effect of wild blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) consumption on postprandial serum antioxidant status in human subjects. Br J Nutr. (2002)

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