Superoxide Dismutase

Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) is an endogenous antioxidant that the body makes naturally to defend itself against harmful Free Radicals. It is an enzyme that repairs and reduces the damage done to cells by the Superoxide Ion – the most common Free Radical in the body and the most harmful!  SOD is produced by the body in virtually every cell, and is found in the Dermis and Epidermis, it is important in the production of Fibroblasts, which are the skin building cells responsible for Collagen and Elastin fibres.

Studies have shown that SOD is both an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory in the body, neutralizing the Free Radicals that lead to ageing and wrinkles and pre-cancerous cell changes – it is potentially a potent anti-ageing treatment since it is now known that SOD levels decline as we get older and Free Radicals increase.

Antioxidant ProtectionTo be truly effective at eliminating Free Radicals we rely on a constant source of dietary antioxidants (exogenous) such as Vitamins C and E and other compounds like Flavonoids and other plant antioxidant systems – these will only act as a secondary buffering system and need to be constantly replenished –  the best antioxidants that literally stop Free Radicals in their tracks are our natural (endogenous) systems. Glutathione Peroxidase, Catalase and Superoxide Dismutase all three are enzymatic eliminators of Free Radicals, SOD being at the forefront and completes the defence system.

SOD is found in Barley Grass, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Wheatgrass  and Broccoli – however it cannot be absorbed by the digestive route as our stomach acid destroys it before it can be absorbed by the body. The body needs plenty of Vitamin C and Copper to make SOD itself – so be sure to get enough!

SOD was first discovered in the body by French scientists McCord & Fridovich in 1968, they discovered it was the first line of defence against oxidative stress. In the early 1990’s a supplement was produced from Bovine SOD, unfortunately they discovered the digestive system breaks it down and was recognised as not effective.

The first orally effective form of SOD is available now in the form of PURE-XP GliSODin, which after decades of research a team of European scientists have finally developed an effective 100% vegetarian product, the SOD is derived from melon and protected during digestion by a wheat protein. Here’s some of the benefits:

  • Antioxidant Primer – stimulates the body to produce it’s own extra strength internal antioxidants
  • Fights the ageing process
  • Reduces Oxidative stress
  • Supports the Immune system
  • Acts as an Anti-Ageing Catalyst
  • Supports and protects skin against UV damage


Boost your fight against premature ageing and age related disease by taking GliSODin supplements, you can buy GliSODin in our Skincare shop.

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