In Depth Information on Superoxide Dismutase
A Short History on The Evolution of SOD Research
Historically, oral administration of SOD has been inefficient due to the fragility of this enzyme, which is immediately destroyed by the gastric acidity. SOD commonly found on the market does not survive gastric activity, giving the body little benefit, and is a waste of money. The makers know this - all commonly available SOD products are ineffective and practically worthless. Moreover, concerns linked to sanitary risks led to giving up the use of bovine SOD, which at the time, was used by intramuscular injection that led to problems and side effects. Two major discoveries resolved these problems:
• Identification of a vegetable source of SOD. The objective was reached by selecting a variety of melon (Cucumus melo not genetically modified) that is naturally rich in SOD. As an enzyme, SOD has particular value as an antioxidant that can help to protect against cell destruction. It has the distinct ability to neutralize superoxide, one of the most damaging free radical substances in nature. Like so many other protective compounds which naturally occur in the body, it decreases with age, making cells much more vulnerable to the oxidants
•Development of a natural compound capable of protecting the SOD from the gastric degradation. This was possible thanks to the conception of a special wheat protein matrix that protects the SOD from break down by stomach acids, a limitation of many other antioxidants, allowing it to be assimilated by the intestinal cells and also promotes the delivery of the bioactive molecule in the small-intestine mucosa (Patent FR 2 729 296, WO 96 21 462: EP 804 225, US 6 045 809 and JP 520 616).
The unique and beneficial properties of Super GliSODin® allow it to be recommended in all situations where the natural protection system is
solicited against free radicals, leading to the weakening of the immune system. Such situations are found among elderly people and also any person subjected to external aggressions: winter, convalescence, stress, sun exposure and intense physical exercise.
which cause aging and disease. It occurs naturally in broccoli, brussel sprouts, wheat grass and in the majority of green plants.