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Effect of supplementing piglet diets with Rovimix® Stay C® 35 and/or iron on total iron biding capacity and total antioxidants

  • K. N. Muturi (a1), O. Soriano (a1), J. Struthers (a1), O. McPherson (a1) and J. R. Scaife (a1)...

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The balance between cellular oxidants and antioxidants is important in the maintenance of cellular homeostasis and functionality. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant with strong chelating properties, which enhances the absorption of ferric and non -heame iron from the gut (Fishman et al, 2000). However, vitamin C is unstable in the presence of alkali and is susceptible in the duodenum (Arrigoni, and De Tullio, 2002). This study tested the ability of a stable preparation of Vitamin C, Rovimix® Stay C® 35 (DSM Nutritional Products), to regulate iron uptake as measured by total iron binding capacity (T.I.B.C) and as an antioxidant as measured by total antioxidant status (TROLOX) in weaned piglets.

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Arrigoni, O. and De Tullio, M. C. 2002. Ascorbic acid: much more than just an antioxidant. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 1569: 19.
Fishman, S. M., Christian, P. and West, K. P. 2000. The role of vitamins in the prevention and control of anaemia. Public Health Nutrition, 3 (2): 125150.
Kakhlon, O. and Cabantchik, Z. I. 2002. The labile iron pool: characterization, measurement, and participation in cellular processes. Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 33 (8): 10371046.

Effect of supplementing piglet diets with Rovimix® Stay C® 35 and/or iron on total iron biding capacity and total antioxidants

  • K. N. Muturi (a1), O. Soriano (a1), J. Struthers (a1), O. McPherson (a1) and J. R. Scaife (a1)...

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