Indirect antioxidant

A compound that induces a wide range of protective enzymes in the body, many of which are involved in countering oxidative stress. Indirect antioxidants do not directly quench or inhibit oxidation. Rather, they increase the activity of many direct antioxidants that, in turn, protect cells from oxidative stress. Sulforaphane and its precursor, glucoraphanin, are considered indirect antioxidants.

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