What is e-BQC lab? Antioxidant Capacity Determination

e-BQC lab is an accurate, small, quick, portable and easy-to-use device designed for the measurement of the antioxidant capacity of any type of liquid sample in less than a minute.

Antioxidant capacity is an overall ability of organisms or food to catch free radicals and prevent their harmful effect.

e-BQC is based in a REDOX potential measure, its value is expressed in microCoulombs and it is the charge referred to the intensity (antioxidant capacity in this case) per period. e-BQC lab can differentiate between fast and slow acting antioxidant (for example ascorbic acid versus polyphenols) in different sample types such as food and beverages or plasma. This two values of charge are:

  • Q1 (fast antioxidants) : Refers to the antioxidant capacity of the compounds with the highest rate of free radical scavenging.
  • Q2 (slow antioxidant): Refers to the antioxidant capacity of the compounds with a lower rate of free radical scavenging.

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What is e-BQC lab based on?

e-BQC lab is a small device that works with low cost e-BQC fungible strips. It is based in electrochemistry, the science that revolves around reduction and oxidation of molecules. With only a drop of sample and in less than a minute, a quick and reliable measurement of the sample’s antioxidant capacity, allowing to differentiate between Q1 and Q2.

This differentiation (Q1 and Q2) is very valuable, since, in traditional methods, we only obtain a value (regardless of the type of antioxidant that we find ourselves against), so it is not a real antioxidant capacity.
It allows to differentiate the type of antioxidants that the sample possesses, allowing us to weigh the measurements and obtain a more complete assessment of the total antioxidant capacity.

The higher the value of the intensity, the more molecules are oxidized to that potential, and therefore the sample has a greater antioxidant capacity. This results in a greater resistance to oxidation.

How does e-BQC lab work?

Why should I use e-BQC lab?

e-BQC lab is based in electrochemistry, the science that revolves around reduction and oxidation of molecules.

It is a small device that works with low cost fungible e-BQCstrips.

To measure the sample, it is necessary to follow these easy steps:

antioxidant capacity

  • ACCURACY

Two values (fast and slow antioxidants)

  • PORTABLE: TIME SAVING

Portable device to make a quick and easy measure anywhere. The result is obtained in less than a minute what saves a lot of time. In less than a minute, with only a drop, your results will be available.

  • SIMPLICITY

You will only need one device for all your antioxidant capacity measurements.

  • VERSATILITY

Any liquid sample: biological samples, drinks and beverages.