Study shows TEMPO is up to 100 times more powerful than vitamin E
Naturally-derived anti-oxidants have become the ‘it’ health ingredient to look for in food. But researchers from UBC Okanagan and the University of Bologna have discovered that TEMPO—a well-known artificial anti-oxidant—is up to 100 times more powerful than nature’s best and could help counteract everything from skin damage to Alzheimer’s Disease.
Free radicals are highly reactive molecules that are naturally present in the body and are created during routine natural processes like breathing, according to UBC Okanagan Chemistry Professor Gino DiLabio and study co-author.
“Free radicals are a natural part of human metabolism. But when our bodies have too many, like when we’re exposed to UV radiation from the sun, when we smoke, or even when we drink alcohol, it can be a problem,” says DiLabio. “These extremely reactive molecules can damage cells or DNA and can contribute to many different diseases, like Alzheimer’s, and some researchers think they may even be responsible for aging.”
While the body already has its own chemical defenses against free radicals through vitamin C and vitamin E, DiLabio and his colleagues wanted to know how a human-made anti-oxidant called TEMPO would perform.
To explore the idea, the researchers used a mimicked cell environment to test how effective TEMPO was in converting free radicals to non-harmful molecules compared to vitamin E.
“We were surprised to learn that TEMPO was up to 100 times faster at converting free radicals than vitamin E in fatty environments,” says DiLabio. “That means that it could be a particularly effective means of protecting skin tissues or even the walls of cells from radical damage.”
Dilabio says that the study may lead to the development of a pharmaceutical therapy to help prevent free radical damage.
“I could see this leading to the development of a topical cream to protect your skin after exposure to the sun or even a pill that could protect your neurons from getting damaged. The possibilities are very exciting.”
Receive an email update when we add a new ARTIFICIAL ANTI-OXIDANT article.
The Latest on: Artificial anti-oxidant
via Google News
The Latest on: Artificial anti-oxidant
- New Report Bilirubin Market 2023 : Size, Share, Forecast and Industry Analysis on November 1, 2018 at 4:06 pm
In addition, increase in therapeutic applications of bilirubin such as, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant growth fuel the bilirubin ... By application, the market is classified as artificial bezoar, ... […]
- UMass Medical School study safely delivers RNAi-based gene therapy for ALS in animal model on October 31, 2018 at 11:31 am
Brown Jr., MD, DPhil, chair of neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, discovered the first gene linked to familial ALS, a protein anti-oxidant known as superoxide ... a rhesus mo... […]
- Study safely delivers RNAi-based gene therapy for ALS in animal model on October 31, 2018 at 11:04 am
Brown Jr., MD, DPhil, chair of neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, discovered the first gene linked to familial ALS, a protein anti-oxidant known as superoxide dismutase ... […]
- Kokum jelly candy to be out in January on October 29, 2018 at 10:47 am
“There is no artificial colour, no synthetic flavour ... “Traditionally, Kokum is used is an acidulant in many Indian dishes. It has anti-oxidant and appetite stimulant properties; helps in digestion ... […]
- Artificial antioxidant 100 times more potent: Study on September 12, 2018 at 5:00 pm
Times of India highlighted UBC research that found a well-known antioxidant is to 100 times more powerful than nature’s best, and could help counteract various diseases. Gino DiLabio, a UBC chemistry ... […]
- Artificial anti-oxidant 100 times more potent: Study on September 12, 2018 at 8:49 am
TORONTO: A well-known artificial anti-oxidant, TEMPO, is up to 100 times more powerful than nature's best, and could help counteract everything from skin damage to Alzheimer's disease, a study has fou... […]
- Artificial anti-oxidant may be the next go-to supplement on September 11, 2018 at 7:29 am
Naturally-derived anti-oxidants have become the ‘it’ health ingredient to look for in food. But researchers from UBC Okanagan and the University of Bologna have discovered that TEMPO–a well-known arti... […]
- Artificial anti-oxidant may be the next go-to supplement on September 11, 2018 at 7:12 am
Gino DiLabio is a professor and head of the Department of Chemistry at UBC Okanagan Credit: UBC Okanagan Naturally-derived anti-oxidants have become the 'it' health ingredient to look for in food. But ... […]
- Highly effective natural plant-based food preservative discovered on August 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm
Secondly, there have been no reports on anti-oxidant properties in flavonoids while our yeast-based flavonoids naturally come with it.” This research comes at a time when there is a growing body of sc... […]
via Bing News