Melatonin, ascorbate, and vitamin E (Trolox) all function as free radical scavengers
and markedly inhibited the formation of 8-OH-dG in a concentration-dependent manner but, clearly, with different efficacies.
Skin derives antioxidant benefits both by free radical scavengers
and antioxidant enzymes.
Free radical scavengers
vitamins A, C, and E plus magnesium reduce noise trauma.
Polyphenols are the free radical scavengers
that, among other things, help to protect collagen and elastin fibers and prevent the destruction of hyaluronic acid in the skin.
6,046,188, is titled: "Synthetic Catalytic Free Radical Scavengers
Useful as Antioxidants for Prevention and Therapy of Disease.
Over 130 products have been investigated for neuroprotective effects including those from the categories of free radical scavengers
, anti-excitotoxic agents, apoptosis (programmed cell death) inhibitors, anti-inflammatory agents, neurotrophic factors, metal ion chelators, ion channel modulators and gene therapy.
Free radicals are toxic to neurons; compounds that trap them are called free radical scavengers
We all know that antioxidants are free radical scavengers
Korean medicinal plants are also suspected to be potent free radical scavengers
that can protect tissues and cells from injury caused by excess free radicals and may provide novel therapies for various pathological conditions.
Other studies have suggested the photoprotective effects of specific nutrients such as omega-3 fats from fish oils and free radical scavengers
like carotene and lycopene; however, topical sunscreens are far more effective.
Additives are available that absorb UV light and change the energy to heat energy or act as free radical scavengers