Review on the Antioxidant Effect of Schiff Base Metal Complexes
Dave S, Bansal N
Damage to cells caused by free radicals is believed to play a central role in the aging process and in disease progression. Antioxidants are our first line of defense against free radical damage, and are critical for maintaining optimum health and wellbeing. The need for antioxidants becomes even more critical with increased exposure to free radicals. Pollution, cigarette smoke, drugs, illness, stress, and even exercise can increase free radical exposure. Because so many factors can contribute to oxidative stress, individual assessment of susceptibility becomes important. Many experts believe that the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for specific antioxidants may be inadequate and, in some instances, the need may be several times the RDA. As part of a healthy lifestyle and a well-balanced, wholesome diet, antioxidant supplementation is now being recognized as an important means of improving free radical protection. This review summarizes the recent advances in the use of Schiff base metal complexes as antioxidants.
Antioxidant, Schiff Base, Free Radical
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Dave, S., & Bansal, N. (2014). Review on the Antioxidant Effect of Schiff Base Metal Complexes. International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars, 3(1), 171-175.