Polyphenolic phytochemicals – just antioxidants or much more?

Synopsis
  • Protects cells from oxidative stress, which leads to intracellular imbalanced DNA lesions (thus inhibiting DNA damage)
  • Polyphenols reduce oxidative stress by antioxidant enzymes
  • Polyphenols act as inflammatory modulatory agents by inhibiting the inflammatory signalling cascades
  • Increases the cells' ability to scavenge ROS* produced in inflammatory processes.