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Antioxidants as well as carotenoids—which often provide antioxidant effects—welcome additional research to strengthen awareness of their existing benefits, as well as introduce new potential into the market.

Rachel French

January 11, 2017

1 Min Read
Research Round-Up, Market Update: Antioxidants & Carotenoids

Free radicals—molecules that are highly reactive with other cellular structures due to unpaired electrons—can cause damage to cells within the body by stealing their electrons via a process called oxidation. This can lead to oxidative stress, which may play a role in the development of diseases such as cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and more. Antioxidants have the power to reduce damage caused by free radicals. New research supports positive effects of popular antioxidants on skin health, eye health and more. 

About the Author(s)

Rachel French

Rachel French joined Informa’s Health & Nutrition Network in 2013. Her career in the natural products industry started with a food and beverage focus before transitioning into her role as managing editor of Natural Products Insider, where she covered the dietary supplement industry. French left Informa Markets in 2019, but continues to freelance for both FBI and NPI.

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