- Helps the body fight oxidative stress and its associated diseases.
- Recommended when the body's natural defences are compromised.
- Has the ability to protect tissues and cells from certain free radicals.
SOD-Gliadins Complex represents a unique advance because it activates, in a number of ways, our own endogenous antioxidant defences. It does not become rapidly saturated like secondary, dietary antioxidants that intercede later in the free radical chain. It is particularly recommended when the body's natural defences are compromised: elderly people (boosting their general condition), sun exposure (allergy prevention), tobacco addiction, stress, intensive physical exercise.
Superoxide dismutase (SOD), together with glutathione peroxidase, is the second largest class of antioxidant enzymes produced in the body. It has the ability to protect tissues and cells from a particularly dangerous free radical, anion superoxide, the starting point for the free radical chain of production. SOD converts anion superoxide into a less active and aggressive entity - hydrogen peroxide - which is then rapidly catabolised in water. Unfortunately, because of its fragile molecular structure, it is inactivated in the digestive tract, and the challenge so far has been to produce an SOD nutritional supplement that remains active when taken orally.
SOD-Gliadins Complex is the first form of orally-delivered SOD which has been proven to retain its activity following absorption. The SOD is first obtained from a melon extract. Its activity is then preserved and its bioavailabilty ensured by an innovative galenic formulation using a wheat protein extract, gliadin. Gliadin is a vegetable polymer which retains the active principle and delays its release into the small intestine. It releases SOD progressively and facilitates its passage across the intestinal mucuous membranes to the blood supply.
Since its discovery in 1968, numerous studies have been conducted on SOD and its potential health benefits.
|Daily serving: 2 capsules
Number of servings per bottle : 30
|SOD-Gliadins Complex containing a melon extract (Cucumis melo L) combined with a wheat extract (Triticum vulgare) in a vegetarian maltodextrin base providing 500 IU (NBT unit) of SOD||500 mg|
|Other ingredients: rice flour, calcium carbonate.|
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