Eye Health Potential Shown in New GliSODin® Supplement Study. Benefits for AMD (Age-Related Macular Degeneration)?

In this study, light exposure did not demonstrate a significant difference between the active and control groups as measured by retinal degeneration. However, blood antioxidant capacity was increased by 30% in the GliSODin group. Further, cell oxidant levels, measured by the potent oxidant superoxide anion, were increased by up to 50% in retinal cell layer and by 300% in the outer nuclear layer in all light exposed animals compared to control (P<.01). GliSODin supplementation decreased the superoxide anion levels significantly (P<.05).

The researchers induced oxidative stress in a recognized model using light exposure to the eyes once each month for three months. Prior to the third exposure, GliSODin (10.8mg/kg) or placebo were administered for seven days. Retinal response, levels of induced oxidants in eye tissues and blood anti-oxidant levels were measured.

The researchers concluded that light-exposure promotes retinal oxidative stress while GliSODin supplementation efficiently limits retinal oxidative stress by increasing plasma antioxidant capacity.

Results of a new study was released today, using the exclusive dietary supplement ingredient, GliSODin®, it demonstrated significant protection against induced oxidative stress and retinal tissues in an animal model. In this study, GliSODin supplementation limited retinal oxidative stress and improved plasma antioxidant status.

Oxidative stress from reactive oxygen species has been implicated in many health issues and may play an important role in Age-related Macular Degeneration by negatively targeting the pigment cell layer that nourishes the retinal cells.

Presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Eye Research Conference and now available online at Investigational Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, researchers at the Eye and Nutrition Research Group, National Institute for Research on Agronomy (Dijon, France) evaluated the protective effect of the dietary supplement GliSODin. http://abstracts.iovs.org/cgi/content/abstract/47/5/2089.This research was conducted independently, and the researchers have no affiliation with PLT or Isocell, the producers of the raw material.