Why Choose Randox Antioxidants Reagents?
The Randox range of antioxidant reagents are designed for use within a variety of sectors including clinical, research, veterinary, pharma, food and beverages, cosmetics and sports. Furthermore, our range of antioxidant reagents include routine antioxidant reagents, as well as more specialised tests that are unique to Randox.
Randox Antioxidant Reagents Benefits
The role of antioxidant reagents
Antioxidants are important for the body’s immune system to protect the body against free radical attacks. Randox provides a range of antioxidant reagents to assess all three levels of the body’s defence system (preventative antioxidants, scavenging antioxidants and repair enzymes).
Preventative antioxidants – inhibit the formation of free radicals including metal binding proteins like; Ceruloplasmin, Metallothionine, Albumin, Transferrin, Ferritin and Myoglobin.
Repair enzymes – repair damaged biomolecules such as DNA repair enzymes.
Scavenging antioxidants – remove any reactive species once formed such as Superoxide Dismutase, Glutathione Peroxidase, Catalase and small molecules including Ascorbate, Tocopherol, Bilirubin, Uric Acid, Carotenoids and Flavonoids.
Antioxidant benefits against disease
Free radicals have been found to play a role in the development of many diseases including cancer (free radicals are thought to promote cell transformation into a cancer cell), arthritis and inflammatory diseases (increased oxidative stress in rheumatoid arthritis patients suggests antioxidants could have an important role), cardiovascular disease (antioxidants have been found to improve cardiac health), and Alzheimer’s disease (antioxidants have a role in removing deleterious free radicals from the brain).