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What is redox

Discussion in 'Redox Rx' started by shiran, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. shiran

    shiran Curious

    how can I explain to someone in the simplest way that is redox?
    Simple easy words to understand
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  2. kris90

    kris90 New Member

    Are you looking for what redox itself means, or redox potential?

    Redox (as in redox reaction) = reduction/oxidation -> when something loses an electron = oxidation, when something gains an electron = reduction

    Redox potential is the ability to receive/donate an electron. When we refer to a high redox potential on this site, it means you have a lot of electrons in your cells to donate to oxygen. That's why a low redox = dehydration, hypoxia, inflammation, etc.
  3. Billybats

    Billybats New Member

    Hi Shiran,

    I was just about to look up redox.

    Hello Kris and how are you doing, thank you for the explanation. Now I am going to look up again how to improve my redox, see if I missed anything.
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  4. shiran

    shiran Curious

    Hi kris thanks for your great explanation I understand it .
    So if Im explaining it to a person in Hebrew The redox reaction is clear
    But the redox potential is a little difficult to explain ....
    Can I explain it this way
    A high redox means You have a lot of " electric power " in your cell that came from the exposure to the sun...
    looking for very simple words..

    I'm going to read again the redox Blog and https://www.jackkruse.com/guest-physician-blog-1-the-power-of-uv-light/
  5. kris90

    kris90 New Member

    I would word it as: "a lot of electric potential" rather than "electric power". Sunlight "excites" electrons. Electrons by themselves are in the ground state, until they become excited. Ground state electron = electric potential. Excited state electron = electric power, because it carries the power of the photon.

    Sunlight DOES increase redox, because it splits water into negative/positive (i.e. the EZ). This "frees" electrons, and those electrons as discussed above carry electric potential, and are used in redox reactions once they become "excited".
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  6. shiran

    shiran Curious

    Thanks for your explanation Kris I appreciate it a lot
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