Abstract: The study was aimed to determine the possible protective role of diet suplementation of Yucca schidigera (Ys) powder against basal oxidative damage in blood and some tissue on rats. The rats were divided into 3 groups: Control, Ys1 and Ys2. Control group was fed by Standart Rat Feed (SRF). The other groups, Ys1 and Ys2 were fed ad libitum by SRF +100 ppm Ys powder (Sarsaponin 30®), SRF + 200 ppm Ys powder (Sarsaponin 30®), respectively for 4 weeks during the study. MDA levels in blood and kidney of the rats significantly decreased in Ys1 and Ys2 groups compared to control. Whereas, liver MDA levels of Ys1 and Ys2 groups didnít show any significant change. The kidney GSH concentrations were significantly increased in the Ys2 group compared to control. Blood and liver GSH concentrations between groups did not differ. Consequently, 100 and 200 ppm supplementation of Ys powder to the diets of rats decrease the blood and kidney MDA levels and increase the kidney GSH concentrations. It is thought that Ys can be used effectively as an antioxidant suplement. Moreover, the usage of the plant, did not affect the liver MDA and GSH as well as blood GSH levels.
Ismail Kucukkurt , Sinan Ince , A. Fatih Fidan and Ayse Ozdemir , 2008. The Effects of Dietary Supplementation of Different Amount of Yucca schidigera Powder (Sarsaponin 30®) on Blood and Tissue Antioxidant Defense Systems and Lipid Peroxidation in Rats. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 7: 1413-1417.