An overview of free Radicals & antioxidants and its Deletenous actions.


  • Asif Shahzad Deparment of Biochemistry, GCUF
  • Shoukat Hussain
  • Nazima Anwar
  • Abdul Karim Department of Biochemistry, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Ume Aeman
  • Muhammad Javid Iqbal



free Radicals, Antioxidants


In modern years, there has been a large dealing of work toward the area of free radical chemistry. Free radicals reactive oxygen species and reactive nitrogen species are create by our body by various endogenic systems, influence to different physio chemical conditions or unhealthy states. A balance between free radicals and antioxidants is necessary for proper physiological function. If free radicals overwhelm the body's ability to modulate them, a condition known as oxidative stress ensues. Free radicals thus unfavorable alter lipids, proteins, and DNA and activate a number of human diseases. Hence application of external source of antioxidants can assist in coping this oxidative stress. Synthetic antioxidants such as butylated hydroxytoluene and butylated hydroxyanisole have recently been reported to be dangerous for human health. The present review provides a brief overview on oxidative stress mediate cellular damages and role of dietary antioxidants as functional foods in the organization of human diseases. We need to take balance diet which provide much more antioxidants to lower risks of health and run to life longer.The purpose of this review is that we want awareness related to sources of antioxidants from plants and highlight the studies of antioxidants and free radicals which provide prove for maintaining healthy aging.

Key words:  antioxidant, free radicals, aging, oxidative stress.

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How to Cite

Shahzad, A., Hussain, S. ., Anwar, N. ., Karim, A. ., Aeman, U., & Iqbal, M. J. . (2021). An overview of free Radicals & antioxidants and its Deletenous actions . FRONTIERS IN CHEMICAL SCIENCES, 2(2), 147-164.