Category Archives: Beta Carotene

Antioxidants: Depression and Anxiety

Oxidative stress is associated with detrimental mood changes. The aetiology of depression and anxiety are complex, but it is thought that the release of inflammatory cytokines may be an initiating step. The release of these cytokines can be caused by … Continue reading

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The Carotenoid Content of Green and Black Tea

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Carotenoid Rich Foods for Skin Protection

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Vitamin D Toxicity: Part 3

Three main theories have been suggested to explain the toxicity associated with excessive intakes of vitamin D. These theories are described and discussed in part 1 (here) and part 2 (here) of this article. The traditional view is that high … Continue reading

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Multivitamins Work: More Evidence

A large body of evidence suggests that nutrient deficiencies are widespread amongst Western living populations. This relates largely to the poor quality of the Western diet and the lack of high quality micronutrient dense foods in the diets of most … Continue reading

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Lipid Peroxidation and Depression

Lipid peroxidation is a process by which oxygen is able to cause damage to the fatty acids in cell membranes through the generation of free radicals. This damage can alter the membrane characteristics and lead to dysfunctional cells that can … Continue reading

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Do Antioxidants Play A Role in the Treatment of Depression and Anxiety?

Both depression and generalised anxiety disorder are a form of chronic stress. In this regard, the biochemical changes to the brain and other tissues as a direct result of the anxiety or depression can have a significant impact on the … Continue reading

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Top 3 Nutrients for Sun Protection

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Antioxidants in Spirulina

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Carotenoids as Antioxidants in Humans

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