Oxidative Stress, Antioxidants and Diseases
Environmental pollution, toxins, harsh chemicals, UV radiation, lack of exercise & sleep, Poor lifestyle choices, fast food, and FAD diets lacking dietary antioxidants are causing more harm to the body than ever. Despite awareness about oxidation, free radical damage, inflammation, and oxidative stress, little is done about them. This eventually damages or modifies our DNA, protein, lipids, and cellular structure. This accelerated death and decay of our body cells leads to various diseases, deteriorates health, and causes accelerated Aging.
Oxidation, oxidative stress, and free radicals injury are associated with atherosclerosis, heart diseases, arthritis, hormonal imbalance, diabetes, cancer, poor immunity, and neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's and Dementia.
Evidence also supports that oxidative stress contributes to the pathogenesis of autoimmune and inflammatory skin diseases, including psoriasis and vitiligo. Studies reveal decreased levels of SOD in the red blood cells of psoriatic patients. Free radical injury may also contribute to hair loss, aging skin, poor collagen formation, aches and pains, inflammation, metabolic imbalance, chronic fatigue, and weight gain.
In search of the best antioxidant, we pick whatever is available to us without knowing much about it. The truth is that without the first line of antioxidant defense our body offers us, these Antioxidant Supplements have less to offer in preventing the destruction and decay of our cells. So how do we support this first-line antioxidant defense of our body against free radical damage to counteract inflammation and slow down premature Aging?
The answer is Super Oxide Dismutase, the super antioxidant enzyme known as SOD.
Why is Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) also known as a Super Antioxidant?Discovered in 1969 by Dr. Irwin Fridovich as a Super Antioxidant, Superoxide dismutase (SOD) is the only known antioxidant enzyme to directly neutralize a free radical. SOD is present in every living organism on Earth and, thus, essential for life. As we age, the SOD levels of the cells decline. In other words, Aging is related to lower SOD levels in the body.
How does the body protect us from free radical damage?
The body's defense mechanism involves endogenous enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants. Our first-line defense antioxidants include superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase, and glutathione peroxidase. This trio is essential in the entire defense strategy of antioxidants.
Working in a sequence, they neutralize and inactivate the superoxide anion radical (*O2). These free radicals are generated by mitochondrial activity or other oxidative triggers. "Superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme is the front line antioxidant protecting us from oxidative stress. In its absence, the process of neutralization of the free radicals won't even start, and bodies antioxidant defense will not be ready," says Dr. H S Chauhan of Twacha Dermatology Clinics India.
This Superoxide Dismutase (SODs) efficiently dismutates toxic superoxide radicals to oxygen and hydrogen peroxide. In the next step, Catalase( CAT) and Glutathione peroxidase enzymes then detoxify hydrogen peroxide to water and Oxygen.
In a Nutshell:
The interplay between free radicals, antioxidants, and diseases is vital in maintaining health, Aging, and age-related diseases. Reduced exposure to free radicals and increased intake of antioxidant-rich foods or antioxidant supplements are recommended to enhance the body's potential to minimize the risk of free radical-related health problems and support our body's defense grid.
Superoxide dismutase (SOD) is the first superantioxidant in the body's antioxidant defense system. It plays a key and fundamental role in biological systems' total defense mechanisms and strategies.
SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASE ANTIOXIDANT ENZYME VEGETARIAN SOD CAPSULES 500 IU
What is the source of SOD- Superoxide Dismutase Capsules?
A proprietary blend of Superoxide Dismutase Antioxidant Enzyme prepared from the melon extract. Easily digestible, absorbed, and bioavailable to the body.
What are the benefits of SOD- Superoxide Dismutase Capsules?
Help reduces free radical damage from toxins, pollution, UV radiation, and more.
Helps in the production of the body's own natural antioxidants
Help maintain cellular health and protect against damage caused by oxidative stress
Support skin health against photo-oxidative stress and photo-aging
Support and reduce the impact of physical and mental stress
Support and modulates healthy immune function
Help maintain vascular health against oxidative stress
Supports Respiratory function and tissue health.
Supports collagen formation reducing visible signs of Aging.
Supports Musculoskeletal health to combat arthritis & chronic fatigue.
Helps reduce acute and chronic inflammation in related conditions.
Supports the management of Skin autoimmune conditions such as Vitiligo, Psoriasis.
Supports in maintaining optimal Skin and Hair Health.
How to take SOD- Superoxide Dismutase Capsules?One vegetarian capsule by mouth with food daily or as advised by your health care provider.
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Disclaimer:The content of this article is for educational and awareness purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose treat of cure any medical condition.