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March 31, 2005

Study Finds Millennium's GliSODin Protects From Sun Damage, Oxidative Stress

Topics: Health Issues

This is one of those interesting "for real" health food stories. SOD's are proteins with very specific shapes that determine the enzyme's function. When exposed to the acidic environment of the stomach and to digestive enzymes, SOD's lose their specific shape, destroying its functionality. This is why it has been difficult to produce an oral SOD active nutritional supplement. Orally deliverable SOD is manufactured by combining a vegetarian source of SOD [derived from a variety of melon, an edible plant (Cucumus melo not genetically modified) that is naturally rich in SOD] with a wheat-based biopolymer (gliadin), resulting in the first functional health food SOD delivered by the oral route that actually works to vitalize the body's anti-oxidant activity. Isocell of France, the company that developed the product, calls GliSODin a health promoting and anti-aging nutraceutical product.

I suspect it will be showing up soon in products in a health store near you.

- FDA News
Millennium Biotechnologies has announced the results of a multicenter clinical trial that found the exclusive ingredient in its Resurgex nutritional supplement, GliSODin, provided significant protection in individuals susceptible to flushing, burns, sun allergy and other reactions, such as pruritus, solar eczema and rashes resulting from ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure.

Led by a team of more than 40 physicians, 150 subjects participated in the evaluation of the effects of GliSODin in those susceptible to the deleterious effects of UV exposure.

The report concluded that GliSODin provided significant protection and undeniably improved the condition of both the patient's skin and general quality of life condition.

The clinical relevancy of GliSODin has now been demonstrated in more than 24 scientific studies and is exclusive to Millennium Biotechnologies, in the medical market, as the first orally effective, vegetarian form of superoxide dismutase, the company said.

Posted by Hyscience at March 31, 2005 10:26 PM

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