Antioxidants provide crucial support for health and wellness, because they help protect our healthy cells from the damaging effects of free radicals.
Free radicals are constantly being produced in our bodies. They are produced both internally (during normal cellular functions) as well as from exposure to external factors like environmental toxins, diet, lifestyle, injury, and illness.
If too many free radicals overwhelm our bodies’ antioxidant defenses then a situation of “oxidative stress” develops—which can damage our cells, tissues, organs, and bodily systems.
Free radicals—and the oxidative stress and damage that they cause—are implicated in situations including aging, stress, fatigue, skin care, weight management, sports recovery, immunity, healthy sleep, cardiovascular health, cognitive health, and inflammation. In fact, they have been shown to have a role in over 100 health issues!
Antioxidants are important because they help protect our healthy cells from free radicals. Some antioxidants are well known, like vitamin C for example. But others are gaining more and more popularity—like SOD (superoxide dismutase). Recent sales data shows that SOD is currently one of the hottest antioxidants around.
According to total U.S. sales data from SPINScan Natural, SOD was one of the fastest growing antioxidants from January 2012 to January 2013—with a more than 21% increase over the previous year!
Why is SOD so hot?
Antioxidants can be classified as either “primary antioxidants” or “secondary antioxidants.” SOD is a primary antioxidant. Primary antioxidants provide the primary and most powerful defense against free radicals and oxidative stress.
“Secondary antioxidants” include vitamin C, polyphenols, selenium, and alpha lipoic acid—they are also important antioxidants but relatively less potent in their antioxidant capacity.
SOD also neutralizes the most common free radicals in the body, which are named superoxide radicals. In fact, every single I.U. of SOD eliminates billions of free radicals in the body.
The 1969 discovery of SOD has been called “the most important discovery of modern biology never to win a Nobel Prize.”
SOD is also hot because the benefits of supplementation are backed by solid research. Recent scientific studies have shown that supplementing with SOD has positive effects on energy, mood, sleep, concentration, memory, sports performance and recovery, immunity, and cardiovascular health.
Oxylent—a high quality effervescent multivitamin with SOD
SOD is also one of the things that make Oxylent a unique daily multivitamin. In addition to a 5-in-1 formula of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, and electrolytes, Oxylent also contains 20 I.U. of SOD—all in one refreshing drink!
Not all forms of SOD on the market are of equal quality, and the patented form of SOD in Oxylent reflects the same commitment to superior quality that we hold for all of our ingredients. Our SOD is derived from a proprietary variety of melon and is Non-GMO, solvent-free, allergen-free, gluten-free, and backed by scientific research.
Visit oxylent.com to learn more.
You can also check out this awesome video that shows the very important role SOD and Catalase play in the body: vimeo.com/30391764
(Source – http://2011.igem.org/Team:NYC_Wetware).
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.