Vitamin C exhibits pro-oxidant properties

Ian D. Podmore, Helen R. Griffiths, Karl E. Herbert, Nalini Mistry, Pratibha Mistry, Joseph Lunec

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Abstract

Vitamin C is marketed as a dietary supplement, partly because of its 'antioxidant' properties. However, we report here that vitamin C administered as a dietary supplement to healthy humans exhibits a pro-oxidant, as well as an antioxidant, effect in vivo.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)559
Number of pages1
JournalNature
Volume392
Issue number6676
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 1998

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Keywords

  • vitamin C
  • dietary supplement
  • antioxidant
  • pro-oxidant

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Podmore, I. D., Griffiths, H. R., Herbert, K. E., Mistry, N., Mistry, P., & Lunec, J. (1998). Vitamin C exhibits pro-oxidant properties. Nature, 392(6676), 559. https://doi.org/10.1038/33308
Podmore, Ian D. ; Griffiths, Helen R. ; Herbert, Karl E. ; Mistry, Nalini ; Mistry, Pratibha ; Lunec, Joseph. / Vitamin C exhibits pro-oxidant properties. In: Nature. 1998 ; Vol. 392, No. 6676. pp. 559.
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Podmore, ID, Griffiths, HR, Herbert, KE, Mistry, N, Mistry, P & Lunec, J 1998, 'Vitamin C exhibits pro-oxidant properties', Nature, vol. 392, no. 6676, pp. 559. https://doi.org/10.1038/33308

Vitamin C exhibits pro-oxidant properties. / Podmore, Ian D.; Griffiths, Helen R.; Herbert, Karl E.; Mistry, Nalini; Mistry, Pratibha; Lunec, Joseph.

In: Nature, Vol. 392, No. 6676, 09.04.1998, p. 559.

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