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S.O.D.(Super Oxide Dismutase) The Super Anti-Oxidant

Friday, June 22, 2018

Considered to be quite possibly the most powerful antioxidant our body creates, super-oxide dismutase (SOD) is an enzyme found in almost all living cells. To really understand how this enzyme works in your body, you need to understand the negative effects of free radicals and oxidative stress.

Oxidative stress occurs when there is imbalance between the production of free radicals and the body’s ability to defend or detoxify their harmful effects. If you are familiar with free radicals at all, you are probably aware of their damage potential. They are thought to be a contributing factor to a number of diseases including atherosclerosis, stroke, and arthritis. 

A free radical is an especially reactive atom or group of atoms that has one or more unpaired electrons. If you remember your high school chemistry, you will remember that electrons come in pairs.


When one electron is lost from that pair, it makes the atom "highly reactive" as it looks to replace that lost electron anywhere it can. In your body, those replacement electrons come from cells in your body--destroying those cells in the process. Your body is constantly replacing and repairing cells damaged by free radicals; but with the way we live and abuse ourselves, our bodies are bombarded with more free radicals than they can handle.

By supplementing with antioxidants, especially Super-Oxide Dismutase, we help our bodies keep up with the carnage, and it is even possible to reverse some of that damage.

 So what are antioxidants? Antioxidants, quite simply, are compounds that render free radicals harmless and stop the chain reaction formation of new free radicals.

As you can see from looking at the animation above, the antioxidant molecule gives and electron to the unstable free radical molecule, which stabilizes it and changes to a harmless molecule.

Many scientists believe that free radicals are the major villain in both aging and the diseases associated with aging. The amount of cells destroyed over the years by free radicals is enormous. Free radicals literally "eat away" the major organs of the body. 

The use of antioxidant supplements at a maintenance level may provide the ultimate defense against premature aging and a compromised immune system.

 At therapeutic levels, antioxidants may actually play a significant role in reversing many of the effects of aging and disease.

Most notably, the super-oxide radical attacks cell mitochondria. When mitochondria are destroyed, the cell loses its ability to convert food to energy...IT DIES.

 In fact, super-oxide may contribute to the development of many diseases (the evidence is particularly strong for radiation poisoning and hypertoxic injury), and perhaps also to aging via the oxidative damage that it inflicts on cells.

Super oxide dismutase (SOD) is an enzyme that facilitates the breakdown of the toxic super-oxide radical into either ordinary molecular oxygen (O2) or hydrogen peroxide (H2O2).  SOD works along with glutathione to neutralize reactive oxygen molecules in the body.

By adding SOD to our diets we eliminate the negative effects of oxidative stress and the damage caused by free radicals. The elimination of oxidative stress slows our rate of aging and allows our bodies to

function more efficiently.

Boomer Barley contains the highest levels of the powerful antioxidant Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD) which neutralizes super oxide.

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