The world’s first energy drink powered by flower pollen. Featuring vitamin D3, B vitamins and the powerful antioxidant Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) plus Bioperine, this great-tasting natural grape or orange-flavored drink helps the body fight damage by free radicals toxins and other environmental stresses.
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According to wikipedia: Superoxide dismutases (SOD, EC 18.104.22.168) are enzymes that alternately catalyze the dismutation (or partitioning) of the superoxide (O2−) radical into either ordinary molecular oxygen (O2) or hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). Superoxide is produced as a by-product of oxygen metabolism and, if not regulated, causes many types of cell damage. Hydrogen peroxide is also damaging, but less so, and is degraded by other enzymes such as catalase. Thus, SOD is an important antioxidant defense in nearly all living cells exposed to oxygen. One exception is Lactobacillus plantarum and related lactobacilli, which use a different mechanism to prevent damage from reactive (O2−).
SOD has powerful antinflammatory activity. For example, SOD is a highly effective experimental treatment of chronic inflammation in colitis. Treatment with SOD decreases reactive oxygen species generation and oxidative stress and, thus, inhibits endothelial activation and indicate that modulation of factors that govern adhesion molecule expression and leukocyte-endothelial interactions. Therefore, such antioxidants may be important new therapies for the treatment ofinflammatory bowel disease.
Likewise, SOD has multiple pharmacological activities. E.g., it ameliorates cis-platinum-induced nephrotoxicity in rodents. As "Orgotein" or "ontosein", a pharmacologically-active purified bovine liver SOD, it is also effective in the treatment of urinary tract inflammatory disease in man. For a time, bovine liver SOD even had regulatory approval in several European countries for such use. This was truncated by concerns about prion disease.
An SOD-mimetic agent, TEMPOL, is currently in clinical trials for radioprotection and to prevent radiation-induced dermatitis. TEMPOL and similar SOD-mimetic nitroxides exhibit a multiplicity of actions in diseases involving oxidative stress. (We do NOT recognize wikipedia as a wholly reliable source; one should not base an opinion on their data; we provide for informational purposes only)
Better, Faster, Stronger!
Most of us start any sort of exercise routine with optimal energy levels. We’re motivated and prepared to tackle that long run, pickup game, weight training session or whatever other physical activity we’re about to engage in. This feeling, however, rarely lasts. After some time, your muscles begin to fatigue, you’re feeling exhausted and you being to wonder how much longer you’ll last. This feeling of physical, even mental exhaustion is quite typical for many individuals; including professional athletes. How much longer or harder will you need to train in order for you to overcome this sense of fatigue? The answer may actually be not in your training, but in your diet.
While fatigue is quite normal, especially if you’re participating in an exhausting physical activity such as a marathon, reaching physical exhaustion too soon could mean the difference qualifying for the Boston Marathon or not. Muscle fatigue has been studied for quite some time and has created a large market for supplements to help improve physical endurance; from caffeine to amino acids to carbohydrate-based products. Now, a powerful antioxidant, Glutathione, is being studied for the potential support it provides in delaying muscle fatigue.
Glutathione is known mostly as an antioxidant that helps prevent cellular damage caused by free radicals. It isn’t considered essential since our bodies can biosynthesize if from various amino acids. In a recent study, scientists from Kyoto Prefectural University and Kohjin Life Sciences found that glutathione supplements could potentially help delay muscle fatigue in men. The double-blind, cross-over study was first conducted on mice, and then was conducted on 8 healthy men. They found that after two weeks of supplementation, exercise-induced fatigue in men was decreased as a result of the glutathione helping to improve aerobic metabolism in skeletal muscle.1 This finding opens up a new door to those interested in improving athletic endurance.
Currently, most supplements given to athletes when they are experiencing fatigue are sugar-based; such at GU® products, PowerGel® or even Gatorade® products. These products are meant to increase glucose in the body, helping to also increase energy levels through the use of starches, sugars and caffeine. However, if you could minimize the fatigue experienced altogether, and skip the sugar, your body will no doubt thank you in the long run. You can find Glutathione in Imortalium®, which also provides a wealth of antiaging benefits. Plus, Glutathione can also be produced from consumption of Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), which is found in many Youngevity products. If you’re interested in delaying fatigue and improving your fitness routines, Glutathione may be your answer!
Don’t wait until for muscle fatigue to slow you down! Prevention is the key!
Contributing Writer and Fitness Instructor