Innovative SOD extraction technology
What is SOD?
SOD is antioxidant metalloenzyme present in the body. It can catalyze the disproportionation of superoxide anion radicals to generate oxygen and hydrogen peroxide, which plays a crucial role in the body's oxidation and antioxidant balance. The important role is inseparable from the occurrence and development of many diseases.
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The human body and SOD
As we age, the body's ability to generate SOD on its own decreases. This decrease leads to a deterioration of the body's capability to absorb nutrients, and energy cannot be converted efficiently.
After much research, the "Father of SOD" Ferre Devic Ferredevich, discovered that SOD can effectively reduce blood lipids, cholesterol and blood pressure. It is also found to enhance liver and kidney function, protect the heart, prevent prostatitis, play a role in regulating the female physiological cycles, and has obvious preventive and therapeutic effects on diabetes.
Due its vital role, the reduction or decreased activity of SOD in the body could leave the body weakened and susceptible SOD in the body could help prevent and treat various diseases as well as delay the effects of aging. In traditional Chinese medicine, SOD plays an important role. The nutritional value of many expensive medicinal herbs with immunity boosting effects, such as ginseng, cordyceps sinensis, and ganoderma, is ultimately achieved by improving SOD levels in the body to achieve anti-aging and anti-degenerative effects.
Where to find SOD?
Superoxide Dismutase, SOD
It is widely distributed in microorganisms, plants and animals. The content of SOD is relatively high in fruits and vegetables, such as bananas, hawthorn, prickly pear, kiwi, garlic, etc. It is also distributed in animals such as scallops and chicken. The presence of SOD is higher in the peel than in the pulp, and higher in fresh fruits. It is processed into health products and food additives in various forms for use such as milk, beer, soft candy and other types of food nutrition fortifiers with added SOD.
Free radicals, academically defined, refer to any molecular species with one or more unpaired electrons formed by the homolysis of covalent bonds of compound molecules under external conditions such as light and heat. Free radicals are extremely active and highly unstable by products in our body. In order to stay healthy, a balance between free radicals and antioxidants is absolutely necessary.
The harm of free radicals
Electrons like to be in pairs. Unpaired electrons, called free radicals, will scavenge the body to seek out other electrons so they can become a pair. The first free radical pulls an electron from a molecule, which destabilizes the molecule and turns it into a free radical. That molecule then takes an electron from another molecule, destabilizing it and turning it into a free radical. This chain reaction can eventually lead to damages in cell membranes, lipid, protein and DNA structures and result in cell mutation, degeneration and all kinds of diseases as evidenced in medical studies and clinical trials.
Where do free radicals come from?
Free radicals can derive from both internal and external sources and can be formed through various biochemical, chemical, and physical reactions.
Exogenous free radicals :
Light-initiated (under the excitation of light, many vinyl monomers will form free radicals). Human eyes exposed to strong light for a prolonged duration, may result in retinal nerve cell damage and cataract formation. Free radicals as the result of strong light exposure can damage retinal nerve cells.
Thermal initiation (by directly heating the molecular monomer to open the double bond of the vinyl monomer to generate free radicals). Smoke and fumes from activities like deep frying foods produces a lot of free radicals. This accounts for the increased likelihood of housewives and chefs, who engage in these activities regularly, contracting lung diseases or tumours.
Radiation triggered (through high-energy radiation, cell monomers absorb radiation energy and decompose into free radicals). Sources include electromagnetic wave radiation from electronic devices such as computers and mobile phones. The damage caused by the amount of radiation can be large and small, sometimes so small that it may be imperceptible until it is too late.
Others: microwave, acoustic wave, ion triggers, initiator (drug, metal, other chemical substance) triggers, etc. Any chemical drug can trigger a stress response in the body and produce free radical damage, known as side effects.
The most important external sources of free radicals adversely affecting humans
Endogenous free radicals :
Respiratory free radicals, as long as we breath, the human body will produce free radicals.The aerobic respiration of human cell mitochondria generates free radicals at all times. There are about 1000 to 2000 mitochondria in a cell on average. "Respiratory free radicals" are the largest source of free radicals in the human body under healthy conditions.
Oxygen burst, in an immunological defence state, free radicals in the human body are produced abundantly in oxygen burst.When viruses or microorganisms invade the human body, the phagocytes of the immune system will quickly gather, activate, and devour the invading virus and microorganisms. This process is called "oxygen burst." Free radicals produced in oxygen burst will kill viruses, but at the same time they will also kill phagocytes and even cause organ or tissue damage.
Blood flow reperfusion injury, sometimes called ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) or reoxygenation injury, is the tissue damage caused when blood supply returns to tissue (re- + perfusion) after a period of ischemia or lack of oxygen (anoxia or hypoxia). This reperfusion generates a large quality of free radicals.
Types of free radicals/oxidants and their endogenous and exogenous sources of generation
SOD (Superoxide Dismutase) is the most prominent weapon against free radicals
With regards to immunity, SOD can keep the body in a high-oxygen state, activate lymphatic processes, enhance immunity, eliminate free radicals between tissues, and protect the normal operation of immune cells.
From the cell health aspect, SOD protects the health of the main organelles in the cell, effectively recognizes viral RNA and blocks its combination with ribosomes, protects the health of the lipid layer of the cell membrane, reduces the chain reaction of lipid damage, and effectively protects the genetics in cells and mitochondria, DNA and RNA, thus ensuring correct expression of cells.
In terms of combating against disease and virus, SOD can inhibit viruses from weaking havoc in our systems. This includes the inhibition of coronavirus in cells by recognizing and binding the viral free radicals, and preventing its synthesis and release.