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a copound that has the ability to prevent and repair the damages caused by oxidation.
vitamins that act by donating electrons to free radicals,attempt to stabilize them and reducing damage they may do.
Define antioxidant minerals and give 4 examples?
Cofactors for enzymes that are antioxidants which act to neutralize free radicals.
Functions of Vitamin E
Protectd cell membranes and lipoproteins, helps with nerve and muscle development, enhances immune system.
Function of vitamin C
Synthesis of collagen, DNA, bile, neurotransmitters, carintie, hormones, and enhances the absorption of iron.
Functions of Vitamin A
Essential for vission, gene expression, cell differieantion, immmunity, endothelia cells, and bone health
Vitamin A defiencies
night blindness, color blindness, xeropthamina, hyperkeratosis, increased risk of illmess
dry eyes, irreversible blindness due to hardening of the cornea and drying of the mucous membranes
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