A New Superfood Algae Containing 42,000 Units of Superoxide Dismutase Per Serving!

What is S.O.D

what is sod?what is sod?Superoxide Dismutase- A Primary Antioxidant
Antioxidants are the body's first line of defense against free radical damage--a key factor in maintaining youthfulness and good health. Free radicals are atoms and molecules that contain a single unpaired electron, making them highly reactive and destructive, causing oxidative damage. This oxidative damage is what causes wrinkles in the skin, as well as other problems such as cancer, damage to blood vessels and lung tissue, and joint damage.

what is sod?

Free Radicals Attacking and Weakening a Cell
what is sod?This apple demonstrates the effects of oxidative damage. The thick outer skin protects the inner fruit from oxidation. Once sliced, the apple rapidly begins turning brown from oxidative damage (unless protected, as with the left side of the apple). A similar cycle occurs everyday at the cellular level of the human body. The body's cells use antioxidants to defend against this damage unless the antioxidant reserve is depleted due to poor food choices, de-mineralized soils in which foods are grown, and excessive exposure to free radicals (due to smoking, excessive sun exposure, air pollution, etc). When the body is lacking antioxidants, the effects of oxidative damage become apparent by visible signs of aging and the development of health problems caused by malfunctioning of the body's organ systems and oxidative damage to tissues. So, antioxidants are indeed the key to staying healthy! For more info, see Oxidative Stress. back to top


Cell with Straightened Antioxidant Defense
what is sod?what is sod?

Wrinkle Prevention and Delaying the Aging Process
Many studies have shown that SOD acts as both an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory in the body, neutralizing the free radicals that can lead to wrinkles and precancerous cell changes. As we age, SOD levels drop and as a result free radical levels increase which accelerates visible aging. Supplementing with SOD may help the body delay this process and may even reverse aging. Your body is making new cells every day. If each new cell has a strong antioxidant defense, it is protected against oxidative stress. With a constant antioxidant supply, little by little, old cells disappear as new cells are made--resulting in a healthier and younger-looking YOU!

what is sod?Superoxide dismutase also helps the body use zinc, copper and manganese. There are two main types of SOD: copper/zinc (Cu/Zn) SOD and manganese (Mn) SOD. Each type of SOD plays a different role in keeping cells healthy. Cu/Zn SOD protects the cells’ cytoplasm, and Mn SOD protects their mitochondria from free radical damage. back to top


what is sod?SOD has Health Protective Properties
In addition to anti-aging effects, SOD may help other health conditions in which oxidation plays a role, such as prostate problems, corneal ulcers, burn injuries, inflammation, inflammatory bowel disease, and accumulative cellular damage due to exposure to cigarette smoke, toxic chemicals and radiation, just to name a few. (For more info, see oxidative stress.) back to top


what is sod?Marine Phytoplankton 5000
Marine Phytoplankton 5000, in a 100% natural state that the body can absorb and utilize. In addition, Marine Phytoplankton 5000 has an amazing array of nutrition, including amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, carotenoids, and more. Don't settle for lesser quality products that contain fillers, added salt and ocean pollutants. Marine Phytoplankton 5000 is the highest quality marine phytoplankton product on the market. Try it and see for yourself! Buy Now! back to top

marine phytoplankton has 30 times more SOD activity than any other marine phytoplankton stain because of the state-of-the-art technology that is used by Fitoplancton Marino in growing their plankton. The SOD comparison chart below shows the most common strands on the market today and it's SOD comparison.



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