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Pathophysiology of Ascorbic Acid
This is a literature review on the pathopysiology of ascorbic acid. It looks and discusses the literature available in scientific articles on ascorbic acid.
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Abstract, Structure and Chemistry,
Dietry Source, Biological Function , As an Antioxidant, Anti-scorbutic Properties, Metabolism, RDA, Ascorbic Acid Deficiency, Ascorbic Acid Excess, The future of Ascorbic acid,
Role in Blood Coagulation,
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Abstract My literature Review outlines Ascorbic acids source as well as its numerous functions including the formation of collagen as an enzyme co factor and its action as an antioxidant. Ascorbic acid is a powerful reducing agent and one of the most powerful antioxidants hence is capable of protecting cells from oxidative stress. There are likely to be effects of ascorbic acid on blood coagulation hence studies to see this shall be carried ...
... showed tp enhance in the absence of ascorbate in plasma. (Parkkinen et al., 1996)
The results obtained by Parkinen (1996) futher highlights ascorbic acids antioxidant properties in this case against photooxidation in plasma, and showed its effectiveness in preventing oxidative damage to coagulation factors.
Based on the research taken place and after a better understanding of the properties of ascorbic acid I am confident in saying that ascorbic acid offers protection from oxidative stress and in turn prevents blood coagulation from occurring when caused by stress.
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