SOD (Super Oxide Dismutase)
1 tablet twice daily between meals
Sorbitol, stearic acid, modified cellulose gum, colloidal silicon dioxide, and magnesium stearate
Contains no yeast, dairy, egg, gluten, soy or wheat. Contains no sugar, starch, salt, preservatives, or artificial colour, flavour or fragrance.
Note: If you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or breastfeeding, consult your health care professional before using this product.
|Serving Size: 1 Tablet|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Superoxide Dismutase (2,000 activity units as defined by McCord & Fridovich units)||235 mg||†|
|†Daily Value not established|
Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) is a class of enzymes that repairs cells and reduces the cellular damage caused by the most common free radical in the body called superoxide. SOD acts as a catalyst which causes the dismutation of superoxide into oxygen and hydrogen peroxide. As such, it provides the cells in the body with important antioxidant defense … 3,500 times more powerful than Vitamin C.
In addition, it acts as an anti-inflammatory in the body, neutralizing the free radicals that can lead to wrinkles and precancerous cell changes. As such, researchers have been studying the potential of superoxide dismutase as an anti-aging treatment, since it was discovered that SOD levels drop as we age, at the same time free radical levels increase.
A small number of little-known aging studies found that animals that produce the highest levels of SOD have the longest life spans. When they genetically engineered fruit flies to produce double the amount of this super enzyme, the fruit flies lived twice as long!
SOD is such a fragile molecule, and as such, it used to be impossible for it to get through your digestive system without being destroyed. Ongoing research has shown that:
Free SOD is destroyed in the stomach.
Oral supplementation of free SOD does not increase
tissue SOD activity.
A small percentage can be placed in the intestinal
tract but cannot get past the gastrointestinal (GI) barrier.
Patented Technology Allows it to Be Efficiently Absorbed
Scientists recently discovered a way to wrap it in a protective coating, sending it through your digestive tract without being damaged. Once the SOD gets past your stomach, it’s efficiently absorbed by your small intestine — with all its potency intact.
This remarkable technology has been patented (U.S. Patent 6 04 5809) — and represents an exciting breakthrough in the field of anti-aging. For the first time in medical history, you now have a way to get more SOD into your body and actually increase your health span and live longer. Thus far, this new kind of SOD is the only way to boost your body’s levels.
Dr. Al Sears, foremost expert in anti-aging, states: “Your genetics are not written in stone. You have more control over your aging process than you think.” He does emphasize, however, that it’s still important to eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly — but increasing your levels of SOD has a powerful impact on how long you live, even if you have other risk factors.
How Superoxide Dismutase Protects Your DNA and helps you live longer!
SOD makes every cell in your body more resilient and able to fight off attacks better from the outside. No other antioxidant — not carotenoids … nor flavonoids … nor Vitamin A, Vitamin C and E … nor CoQ10 … and not even Glutathione Peroxidase and Catalase — even comes close to the power of SOD.
SOD safeguards your DNA, the blueprint your body uses to build every organ, tissue and cell in your body.
In a randomized, placebo-controlled study, researchers exposed two groups of people to high pressure oxygen. The result was oxidation, which is similar to what happens when you slice an apple and leave it exposed to the air for an hour. The oxygen causes the apple to turn brown and eventually spoil. In the body, this oxidation process happens to the cellular membranes and their DNA, wearing out the cells, and eventually causing aging.
In the study, the control group’s delicate strands of DNA broke. But in the group taking the new SOD, their cellular membranes remained virtually intact and there was no breakage in the DNA strands.
SOD supports your immune system and safeguards your DNA in a way that fights off the devastating forces of aging.
Therefore, one of the most important things you can do to live longer and enjoy better health as your age advances is to raise your levels of SOD.