Antioxidant activity of compounds or extracts

Antioxidants are considered with a particular interest in the pharmaceutical, food, nutraceutical, and cosmetic industries. Studying the redox parameters of your sample is increasingly necessary to know the function of molecules present in a product, to determine the exact dosage of antioxidants in the preparations, to optimize the future products, or, for example, to identify the polyphenols, molecules with beneficial effects on health.

Our mission is to supply companies and laboratories with all the necessary information on redox parameters so that they get the maximum benefit from their samples. In a quick and easy way, you will get a report with the protocol carried out and the results obtained.

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Antioxidant molecules act on the taste and against the deterioration of food. They fight against oxidative stress and free radicals or contributes to the balance of health by providing missing elements in the diet. Antioxidants are found in some foods and can prevent some of the damage caused by free radicals by neutralizing them. These include nutrient antioxidants, vitamins A, C and E which can reduce the risk of many conditions due to prevention or reduction damage caused by oxidation.

BQC provides its experience to help in the food industry to improve their food products or to develop new ones with precise and proven antioxidant properties.

The measurement of antioxidant activity using assays is essential in the evaluation of food and nutritional products with the aim of:

  • Justify, with an indisputable benchmark, the statements of antioxidant concentration in food and beverages products.
  • Optimize the dose of antioxidants during the extraction or development of a new food supplement.
  • Carry out quality control of food and nutrition products.
  • Objectively classify the different matrices of food products by their antioxidant power.
  • Study the effectiveness of the antioxidant active ingredients and their bioavailability after absorption of the food product or the food
  • Certify and communicate the antioxidant power of the food product.

Oxidation is a normal and necessary process that takes place in your body. Oxidative stress, on the other hand, occurs when there is an imbalance between free radical activity and antioxidant activity. When functioning properly, free radicals can help fight off pathogens that lead to infections. When there are more free radicals present than can be kept in balance by antioxidants, the free radicals can start doing damage to fatty tissue, DNA, and proteins in your body. Proteins, lipids, and DNA make up a large part of your body so that damage can lead to a vast number of diseases over time.

Our mission is to help laboratories and companies in the characterization of new antioxidant molecules with potential applications, determine the antioxidant profile of preparation, and identify molecules for the formulation of a pharmaceutical product.

These antioxidant studies are important for the development of:

  • Clinical studies.
  • Food habits questionnaires specifically dedicated to dietary intake of antioxidants.
  • Physicochemical studies.
  • Studies at the cellular level.
  • Study proposal for the development of a test for the detection of Covid-19 contamination from oxidative stress.

Antioxidants significantly delay or prevent oxidation of oxidizable substrates when present at lower concentrations than the substrate. Antioxidants can be synthesized in vivo or taken as dietary antioxidants. Plants have long been a source of exogenous antioxidants. It is believed that two-thirds of the world’s plant species have medicinal importance, and almost all of these have excellent antioxidant potential.

BQC brings all its experience in antioxidants to help players in the cosmetics, pharmaceutical or nutritional industry (nutraceutical formulation laboratories, nutraceutical manufacturers), to improve or develop new products with precise antioxidant properties and proven.

Measurement of antioxidant activity using assays are important for evaluation of plants and algae extracts for:

  • Justify, with an indisputable benchmark, the antioxidant concentration claims of nutraceuticals or pharmaceuticals.
  • Optimize the dose of antioxidants during the extraction or development of the nutraceutical or pharmaceutical product.
  • Carry out quality control of food supplements.
  • Objectively classify the different nutraceutical matrices by their antioxidant power.
  • Study the effectiveness of the antioxidant active ingredients and their bioavailability after absorption of the food supplement or drug.
  • Certify and communicate the antioxidant power of the nutraceutical products.

Dermatological and cosmetic formulations contain fragrance, fats and oils, which are all subject to auto-oxidation by exposure to air, causing off odor and chemical degradation. Addition of antioxidants can be used to preserve the formulations and increase the shelf life.  Antioxidants neutralize free radicals, which are produced by sunlight, street air, auto pollution and other environmental factors, especially industrial sources. Antioxidant based products are just as important as sunscreen-containing products in battling aging and skin cancer. They create a barrier on the skin to protect from the environmental and ultraviolet infrared rays.

BQC brings all its experience in antioxidants to help players in the cosmetics industry (cosmetic formulation laboratories, cosmetics manufacturers) to improve or develop new products with precise and proven antioxidant properties.

The study of your antioxidant cosmetic products is important for:

  • Assay, Characterization, Identification of antioxidants in cosmetics.
  • Formulation of cosmetic products with antioxidant properties.
  • Analysis of the total antioxidant power of cosmetic products.
  • Argumentation and marketing promotion of the antioxidant properties of your cosmetics.
  • Bioavailability study: measurement of the vectorization and the transcutaneous penetration of antioxidants present in cosmetic preparations.
  • Clinical studies of oxidative stress and skin aging.