EFFECT OF AN ANTIOXIDANT-BASED FOOD SUPPLEMENT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ON HAEMATOLOGICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL PARAMETERS IN AGING RATS
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2018, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 233-239
AbstractBasella alba has hypo-glycemic activity. The present study evaluated the benefits of the natural antioxidant, Basella alba, in treating the effect of age-related oxidative stress. Male Wistarrats of 3- , 12- and 18-months of age received a daily oral supplement of Basella alba for a period of 3 months. At the end of this period, markers of oxidative stress were assessed in the erythrocytes. Basella alba lowered oxidative stress in erthrocytes. These results demonstrated the antioxidant activity of Basella alba probably confers the capacity to reduce oxidative stress in erythrocytes of aging rats. They also suggest a critical role for Basellain reducing blood glucose level and better haemoglobin content.
Keywords: aging,antioxidant, basella alba, erythrocytes, haemoglobin, haematocrit.
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