Saturday, December 17, 2011

vitamin C and alcohol induced oxidative stress

Posted by Chantel M. Contributed by US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health

In the study of "Impact of massive ascorbic acid supplementation on alcohol induced oxidative stress in guinea pigs" by Suresh MV, Sreeranjit Kumar CV, Lal JJ, Indira M., posted in US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, found that Administration of ascorbic acid also reduced the activity of gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT), the marker enzyme of alcohol induced toxicity. The vitamin E level, which was reduced by alcohol intake, was raised by the co-administration of AA and alcohol. These studies suggest that a mega dose of AA helps in the prevention of alcohol induced oxidative stress by enhancing the antioxidant capacity and also by reducing the lipid peroxidation products.

1 comment:

  1. Most of us have heard the scurvy story: before Vitamin C was discovered, sailors braving long voyages without access to fresh fruits or vegetables would develop a deficiency in the nutrient causing a nasty, painful death. A true pirate’s death, you could say.