Antioxidant activity of fulvic acid: A living matter-derived bioactive compound

The antioxidant properties of FA described in this work could explain some of the health beneficial effects of this compound since the excessive production of O2•–, HOCl, H2O2, OH•, ONOO– and 1O2 are involved in several pathologies. Moreover, they could be a good candidate for use in pharmaceutical or food industries as an accessible source of natural antioxidants and for the improvement of food quality by retarding lipid oxidation.