PENGARUH SUPLEMANTASI VITAMIN C DIBANDINGKAN DENGAN MULTI VITAMIN-MINERAL TERHADAP STATUS ZAT GIZI ANTIOKSIDAN PADA WANITA PEKERJA
EFFECT OF THE VITAMIN C SUPLEMENTATION TOWARD MULTI VITAMIN-MINERAL ON THE STATUS OF NUTRITIONAL ANTIOXIDANT IN WOMAN WORKERS Micronutrients, both vitamins and minerals are needed by the body in limited quantities, but their role is essential to the body. To fulfill vitamin and mineral requirements, consumption of variant and balanced diet is needed because most vitamins and minerals are not produced by our body. Food supplements can be a good alternative in providing sufficient amount of
... ent amount of micronutrient if intake from dietary sources are not enough. This research was intended to analyse the effect of multi vitaminmineral (MVM) supplementation compared to a single nutrient supplementation (Vit C 1000 mg) on dietary antioxidant status. It was conducted on Februari 2008 and the design of this research was a double blind randomized controlled trial. There were 92 samples aged 20-45 years old, healthy (physically and clinically), did not consume alcohol, did not smoke and were willing to partipate in the research. Multi vitamin-mineral supplementation increased serum concentration of vitamin E and superoxide dismutase (SOD) significantly(p<0.05), while single supplementation of vitamin C 1000 mg improved only vitamin C status. Suplementation of multi vitamin-mineral reduced free radicals by improving superoxide dismutase (SOD) status.