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- Sample Types Serum, Plasma (EDTA and Heparin), Urine, Cell Lysates, Tea, Fruit Juice, Beer, Cider, Cosmetics, Food Extracts
- Samples/Kit 89 in Duplicate
- Sensitivity Measure < 6µM Fe2+
- Time to Answer 30 Minutes
- Stability Liquid 4°C Stable Reagents
- Readout Colorimetric, 560 nm
- Standard Curve
Potentially harmful reactive oxygen species (ROS) are produced as a consequence of normal aerobic metabolism. ‘‘Free Radicals’’ (FR) are usually removed or inactivated in vivo by a team of antioxidants. They are chemically stable atoms and molecules, which have one or more free electrons. Almost all biomolecules may be attacked by reactive free radicals. Free radicals are responsible for many pathological processes, or they can be generated as the result of the pathological stage and cause important secondary damage to biological systems and cells. Connections between free radicals and some serious diseases, including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and chronic fatigue syndrome, have been demonstrated. However, short-term oxidative stress, the unbalance between the formation and scavenging of the reactive oxygen species, may be important in the prevention of aging due to triggering of the process known as mitohormesis. On average, 65 – 70% of the population is excessively impacted by oxidative stress caused by FRs.