Free radicals are generated in our body by several systems. A balance among free radicals and antioxidants is an important matter for appropriate physio-logical function. If free radicals become greater than the ability of the body to control them, a case known as oxidative stress appears, as a result of that, a number of hu-man diseases spread in the body. Antioxidants can contribute to facing this oxidative stress. The present review provides a brief overview of free radicals, oxidative stress, some natural antioxidants and the relationship between them.
Keywords: Free Radicals, ROS, Oxidative Stress, Antioxidant Vitamins, Antioxidant Peptides, Antioxidant Flavonoids.
Rights & PermissionsPrintExport