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 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 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
Alpha-Lipoic Acid
All comparative evidence is now gathered in our ​A-to-Z Supplement Reference.
The evidence for each separate supplement is still freely available ​here.
Cocoa Extract  
Coenzyme Q10  
Curcumin  
Rooibos  
Vitamin C  
Vitamin E  
Astaxanthin  
Spirulina  
Arginine  
Blueberry  
Chromium  
Fish Oil  
Ginkgo biloba  
Grape Seed Extract  
Inositol  
Japanese Knotweed  
Melatonin  
Methylsulfonylmethane  
Olive leaf extract  
Panax ginseng  
Pycnogenol  
Quercetin  
Resveratrol  
Creatine  
Ganoderma lucidum  
Glutathione  
Hesperidin  
Red Clover Extract  
Zinc  
Aronia melanocarpa  
Garlic  
Green Tea Catechins  
Hibiscus sabdariffa  
L-Carnitine  
Melissa officinalis  
Punicalagins  
Yerba mate  
Mangifera indica  
Pyrroloquinoline quinone  

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"General Oxidation," Examine.com, published on 5 July 2013, last updated on 29 April 2017, https://examine.com/topics/general-oxidation/