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Find out how extracts and fractions from Avrainvillea erecta seaweed can be used as natural sources of antioxidants. This research study evaluated the free radical scavenging ability of these fractions using different assays, as well as measuring their total phenolic and flavonoid contents. Results showed that one fraction had particularly high levels of antioxidants, which was especially effective in scavenging hydrogen peroxide.

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This study is essential as it identifies a potential natural source of antioxidants that can help protect against oxidative stress caused by free radicals. Antioxidants have numerous health benefits, including reducing inflammation and decreasing the chances of chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease. The findings could also pave the way for further research on developing new antioxidant-based therapies or supplements using Avrainvillea erecta extracts/fractions for human use in the future.

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This page is a summary of: Antioxidant Activities of Methanol Extract and Solvent Fractions of Marine Macroalga, Avrainvillea erecta (Berkeley) A. Gepp and E.S. Gepp (Dichotomosiphonaceae), Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, April 2015, African Journals Online (AJOL),
DOI: 10.4314/tjpr.v14i3.20.
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