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Bioavailability of Betalains

  • Erum Akbar Hussain
  • Zubi Sadiq
  • Muhammad Zia-Ul-Haq
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Abstract

Primitively the term bioavailability was used in materia medica in order to describe the rate and extent of action of a drug. Many definitions of bioavailability were recommended, but the more accepted one is the fractional part of any ingested compound that enters the systemic circulation and the particular sites where this compound maintains its biological action. Alternatively in simple words, it is quantitative measure of ingested betalains which exerts its advantageous biological activities in specific tissues [1].

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erum Akbar Hussain
    • 1
  • Zubi Sadiq
    • 1
  • Muhammad Zia-Ul-Haq
    • 1
  1. 1.Lahore College for Women UniversityLahorePakistan

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