Category Archives: Antioxidant

Inflammation, Oxidative stress and Mood Disorders

The biochemical changes that occur to cause depression and anxiety are of interest to researchers because an understanding of these factors can allow treatments to be found. It is known that mood disorders such as anxiety and depression are triggered … Continue reading

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Tualang Honey as an Anxiety Treatment

Tualang honey is a pure honey from Malaysia. The honey is made from a wide range of plants by Asian rock bees (Apis dorsata). In the process of creating their honey, the bees build a large honeycomb on branches of … Continue reading

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Superoxide Dismutase As a Marker of Mood

Superoxide dismutase is an enzyme that acts as an antioxidant in cells. Superoxide dismutase is present in humans in two forms. One form uses manganese as a cofactor and one form uses copper and zinc as cofactors. The superoxide dismutase … Continue reading

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Polygonum multiflorum

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More Evidence That Antidepressants are Antioxidants

Although antidepressant drugs are widely prescribed for the treatment of anxiety and depression, it is not fully understood how they work. Medical literature suggests that modern antidepressants work by increasing levels of serotonin, noradrenaline or dopamine in the brain. This … Continue reading

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Antioxidants as Therapy for Low Mood

Exposure to stress is a primary factor in the development of mood disorders. Stress is able to cause mood disorders because one of the downstream effects of the presence of high levels of stress hormones is the production of inflammation … Continue reading

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Berry Tea Versus Traditional Tea

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Red Wine and Anxiety

Resveratrol is a polyphenolic substance found in large amounts in red wine. Resveratrol is associated with a number of health effects and this has been linked to its antioxidant effects. As antioxidants are protective of mood disorders, it has been … Continue reading

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Antioxidants in Tea

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Rosmarinic Acid: Brain Effects

Rosmarinic acid is a metabolite produce by a number of plants including rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) and wormwood (Artemisia capillaris). Rosmarinic acid has a number of effects in animals including antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity. Researchers … Continue reading

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