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Ferric reducing ability of plasma
(FRAP, also Ferric ion reducing antioxidant power
) is an antioxidant
An antioxidant is a molecule capable of inhibiting the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that transfers electrons or hydrogen from a substance to an oxidizing agent. Oxidation reactions can produce free radicals. In turn, these radicals can start chain reactions. When...
capacity assays which uses Trolox
Trolox is Hoffman-LaRoche's trade name for 6-hydroxy-2,5,7,8-tetramethylchroman-2-carboxylic acid, a water-soluble derivative of vitamin E. It is an antioxidant, like vitamin E, and is used in biological or biochemical applications to reduce oxidative stress or damage.Trolox equivalent antioxidant...
as a standard. The FRAP assay is often used to measure the antioxidant capacity of foods, beverages and nutritional supplements containing polyphenol
A polyphenol antioxidant is a type of antioxidant containing a polyphenolic substructure. Numbering over 4,000 distinct species, many of these compounds have antioxidant activity in vitro but are unlikely to have antioxidant roles in vivo...