Category Archives: Oxidative Stress

Intermittent Fasting To Control Inflammation

Inflammation is a cellular response to damage and the inflammatory process is designed to allow the guidance of immune cells and the activation of repair processes. In the short term, inflammation is beneficial as it can be seen as part … Continue reading

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Ursolic Acid: Neuroprotective Terpenoid

Ursolic acid is a triterpenoid found in plants. The chemical name for ursolic acid is  3β-hydroxy-12-ursen-28-ic acid. Over 20,000 terpenoids have been identified in plants and many of these are present in the edible plants that humans consume. The human … Continue reading

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Exercise Stress: The Effects of Antioxidants

Antioxidants may have significant benefits to athletes. Exercise is a form of stress, and the detrimental effects of exercise, at least in the short term, may be a significant increase in the generation of free radicals and oxidative stress. This … Continue reading

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What Is the Cause of Age-Related Greying of Hair?

Premature greying of the hair is the loss of pigment within hair follicles that occurs during normal ageing. Human hair contains black to brown eumelanin and reddish-brown pheomelanin pigments. The ratio of these pigments defines the colour of the hair. … Continue reading

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Oxidative Stress Prevention Diet

Oxidative stress is a condition in which free radicals damage body tissues. Oxidative Stress is thought to be a causative factor in many diseases including mood disorders, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Diet can be used to manipulate the amount of … Continue reading

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The Stress, Inflammation, Free Radical Link to Low Mood

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Can Oxidative Stress Cause Anxiety?

Anxiety is a serious problems and yet its cause is not fully understood. Stress has been implicated as a causative factor in the development of anxiety, but the biochemical changes that occur in response to this stress are complex and … Continue reading

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Sage (Salvia officinalis)

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Oxidative Stress and Mood Disorders

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Raw Versus Roasted Nuts

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