Bionov Announces New Benefits of SOD

Bionov, an industrial producer of natural and protected superoxide dismutase (SOD) from melon, announced the oral administration of SOD B, an SOD-rich melon concentrate, has been linked to numerous health benefits, including reduced oxidative stress and  inflammation.

Bionov, an industrial producer of natural and protected superoxide dismutase (SOD) from melon, announced the oral administration of SOD B, an SOD-rich melon concentrate, has been linked to numerous health benefits, including reduced oxidative stress and  inflammation. SOD B oral supplementation is also linked to the induction antioxidants SOD, catalase (CAT) and glutathione peroxidase (GPx) in different animal models.

A 2013 study found that supplementation with SOD B corrected oxidative stress in obese hamsters, as well as reduced body weight and insulin resistance (Free Radic Biol Med. 2013 Dec;65:254-61). Though no inflammation was detected in the obese hamster, inflammatory markers were decreased after SOD B supplementation, most likely through the reduction of oxidative stress. The study concluded that SOD B could use its antioxidant properties by inducing endogenous antioxidant release.

Another 2013 study found that high doses of SOD B was safe and beneficial in rats (Food Chem Toxicol. 2013 May;55:323-8). Rats receiving high doses of SOD B had increased endogenous antioxidant enzymes in the liver (copper/zinc and manganese superoxide dismutas) and decreased interleukin-6, a marker of inflammation.

Bionov, located in Avignon, France, specializes in the production of natural and protected SOD from a specific variety of cantaloupe melon (Cucumis melo. L). SOD B is a freeze-dried melon juice concentrate rich in SOD.

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