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