The effects of rooibos (Aspalathus linearis), green tea (Camellia sinensis) and commercial rooibos and green tea supplements on epididymal sperm in oxidative stress-induced rats.

@article{Awoniyi2012TheEO,
  title={The effects of rooibos (Aspalathus linearis), green tea (Camellia sinensis) and commercial rooibos and green tea supplements on epididymal sperm in oxidative stress-induced rats.},
  author={Dolapo Olaitan Awoniyi and Yapo Guillaume Aboua and Jeanine Lucasta Marnewick and Nicole Lisa Brooks},
  journal={Phytotherapy research : PTR},
  year={2012},
  volume={26 8},
  pages={
          1231-9
        }
}
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are involved in many physiological functions of mammalian sperm. Numerous endogenous antioxidants belonging to both enzymatic and non-enzymatic groups can remove excess ROS and prevent oxidative stress (OS). This study compares the modulation of OS by rooibos, Chinese green tea and commercial rooibos and green tea supplements in rat sperm. Male Wistar rats (n = 60) were supplemented with fermented rooibos, 'green' rooibos, Chinese green tea, rooibos supplement… CONTINUE READING
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