Can physical stress be measured in urine using the parameter antioxidative potential?

Hicham Benkhai, Sandra Lemanski, Harald Below, Jens Uwe Heiden, Elke Below, Jürgen Lademann, Manfred Bornewasser, Theo Balz, Christine Chudaske & Axel Kramer
Although regular exercise is known to promote health, it is also well known that competetive sports can lead to an increase of free radical production, and thus to a drop in antioxidative potential. Thus, the present study examined the effect of competetive sports on the antioxidative potential (AOP). Using chemoluminescence, the AOP was measured in the spontaneous urine of leisure and semi-professional athletes during a training camp. Further, the parameters creatinin and uric acid were...