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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.

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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
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grade-b Minor High See all 6 studies
Appears to reduce biomarkers of oxidation
grade-b Minor High See all 5 studies
General reductions in oxidative stress have been found with supplementation of 4-20 mg of astaxanthin, though the expected effect size is unclear and much more research is needed.
grade-b Minor Moderate See all 6 studies
A potential yet unreliable decrease in biomarkers of oxidation in serum following ingestion.

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