March 4, 2014
Superoxide dismutase (SOD) has the ability to protect DNA, fight oxidation, strengthen and restore cell health, and restore youthful aspects to the body, including skin.
SOD has been hailed by scientists as one of nature's most critical and powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants fight free radicals, which are responsible for cell damage and destruction. SOD occurs naturally in our own cells and body, but is produced less as we age. Fortunately, SOD can be found in other naturally occurring sources such as nutritional yeast, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, melons (especially cantaloupe) and sprouted grains. Supplements provide the highest amount of SOD, in a more convenient dosage form, so consumers can maximize their intake and see faster anti-aging results.
Stomach acids easily destroy SOD. Whole-food sources, such as sprouted grains contain protective proteins that can help SOD travel safely into the blood stream where it can perform its necessary functions. Other supplemental sources of SOD have been scientifically developed for higher bioavailability with accompanying natural plant extracts that act as a protective layer
SOD is also effective when applied topically to the skin and has no risk of being destroyed by acids in the digestive tract
Read this full article in INSIDER's Cosmeceuticals Content Library.
Matt Warnock is president and CEO of RidgeCrest Herbals (rcherbals.com).
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