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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 4, Issue 4 (2016)
Flavonoids: Its working mechanism and various protective roles


Author(s): Jaya Gupta, Amit Gupta and AK Gupta

Abstract: Flavonoids have the ability to sequester free radicals are natural antioxidants derived from plants and commonly found in foods and beverages. Flavonoids have many potential beneficial properties. This review provides a survey of the literature regarding the different groups of known flavonoids, the probable mechanisms by which they act, and the potential clinical applications of these fascinating natural substances. To emphasize the importance of flavonoids, the structure and corresponding antioxidant properties are discussed. As their degree of absorption is controversial, however the antioxidant capability of flavonoids expressed in vitro may prove to be a dispute. Studies performed in vivo have offered the alternative view that better absorbed antioxidants, like vitamin C, are exerting the antioxidant effect witnessed after consumption of certain food, such as apples. This review addresses this issue by providing a survey of in vitro and in vivo studies regarding the absorption, bioavailability, and antioxidant properties of flavonoids. The main aim of this review was to give an overview of the research in the field of flavonoids. The potential valuable working mechanisms of flavonoids are discussed, followed by present knowledge on the absorption, conjugation, and toxicity of these substances. The potential clinical applications of flavonoids are also discussed.

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How to cite this article:
Jaya Gupta, Amit Gupta, AK Gupta. Flavonoids: Its working mechanism and various protective roles. Int J Chem Stud 2016;4(4):190-198.
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