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.


Research analysis by and verified by the Examine.com Research Team. Last updated on Apr 29, 2017.

Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect exercise-induced 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
Coenzyme Q10
All comparative evidence is now gathered in our ​A-to-Z Supplement Reference.
The evidence for each separate supplement is still freely available ​here.
L-Carnitine  
Methylsulfonylmethane  
Resveratrol  
Fish Oil  
Green Tea Catechins  
Melatonin  
Astaxanthin  
Phosphatidylserine  
Vitamin C  
Cocoa Extract  
Blueberry  

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"Exercise-Induced Oxidation," Examine.com, published on 5 July 2013, last updated on 29 April 2017, https://examine.com/topics/exercise-induced-oxidation/