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  1. #1 Does the effects of antioxidants have the same effects as living in a low oxygen atmosphere? 
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    So, does it?

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    I would say that being in an atmosphere low in oxygen is likely to result in asphyxia – not sure if antioxidants have the same effect.


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    Antioxidants act within the body's tissues, mopping up certain radicals. They do not consume free oxygen as carried by hemoglobin.

    Antioxidants probably are not good for you in overdose. Nothing is. However, it is not by depriving you of oxygen.
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    Antioxidants act within the body's tissues, mopping up certain radicals. They do not consume free oxygen as carried by hemoglobin.

    Antioxidants probably are not good for you in overdose. Nothing is. However, it is not by depriving you of oxygen.
    Are "antioxidants" generally the same category as "flavonoids", or is it that all flavonoids are a type of anitioxidant? jocular
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    Flavonoids have a mild anti-oxidant effect, but are probably useful in our diet for other reasons. Some good anti-oxidants like vitamins C and E are not flavonoids.
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