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Table 4 The effect of rooibos supplementation on in vivo total antioxidant capacity and markers of lipid peroxidation in plasma and liver of all experimental rats

From: Amelioration of lipopolysaccharide-induced liver injury by aqueous rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) extract via inhibition of pro-inflammatory cytokines and oxidative stress

Tissue Parameter Control LPS Rooibos Rooibos + LPS
Plasma Total polyphenol 96.69 ± 9.49 73.37 ± 6.83* 91.94 ± 8.49 85.69 ± 12.24#
ORAC 1791.67 ± 167.21 1499.48 ± 375.47 1842.11 ± 345.04 1708.30 ± 528.84
CD 85.79 ± 5.81 88.40 ± 8.56 84.34 ± 10.66 85.11 ± 8.17
MDA 1.96 ± 0.21 2.40 ± 0.20* 1.79 ± 0.25 1.76 ± 0.32#
Liver ORAC 19.06 ± 4.33 17.40 ± 4.14 21.98 ± 3.27 18.51 ± 4.50
CD 10.38 ± 1.12 12.78 ± 0.79 11.62 ± 0.62 11.84 ± 0.47
MDA 64.83 ± 5.46 92.65 ± 7.57* 64.44 ± 7.57 72.27 ± 7.79#
  1. Values are mean ± SD (n = 9-10) *Significantly different from control (p < 0.05). #Significantly different from LPS (p < 0.05). CD (conjugated dienes; nmole/L in plasma, nmole/g tissue in liver), MDA (malondialdehyde; μmole/L in plasma, μmole/g tissue in liver), LPS (lipopolysaccharide), ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity; μmole trolox equivalent/L in plasma, μmole trolox equivalent/g tissue in liver), Total polyphenol (μmole gallic acid equivalent/L).