The CAP-e assay (Cell-based Antioxidant Protection in Erythrocytes) is a new method for evaluating the antioxidant potential of natural products based on the concept that many such antioxidant products are only of biological relevance if they are able to protect living cells. In other words, it is a cell-based assay for the evaluation of whether antioxidants in natural products are capable of protecting live cells from oxidative damage – it is designed to measure the antioxidant bioavailability of a product at a cellular level.
Controversies continue to surround methods of testing and measuring antioxidant activity. Has there been too much hype over antioxidants in recent years? […]
NIS Labs, Klamath Falls, OR, is a contract research laboratory that evaluates strategies to improve immune function and reduce inflammation, hence the […]
Recognizing the potential return on investing in research, and the potential cost of lacking clinical validation for products, more nutraceutical companies are […]