By Underground Health Reporter

The Superoxide Dismutase enzyme is a critical measure of longevity and can be more important than a diet and exercise.

Have you every questioned why some people prematurely age even though they’ve done all the right things? Maybe you are one of these who takes care of your health and:

Yet, you gaze at others who smoke, drink and throw their life away – and look good doing it! They look youthful and live longer without a lot of health problems, despite unhealthy lifestyles and eating junk food.  How frustrating!

Well, the good looks, youth and vitality may have something to do with an enzyme called Superoxide Dismutase.

Levels of Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) in the body can vary widely, which may explain why some people age quickly and others live happy, healthy relatively problem-free lives well into their 90s, or even 100 and beyond.

What Is SOD and How Can I Get More Of It?!

Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) is a class of enzymes that repairs cells and reduces cellular damage. Superoxide is the free radical responsible for most cellular damage, so SOD tears superoxide apart into oxygen and hydrogen peroxide. By doing this, SOD causes disputation (aka, dismutase) and arms the body with super powerful antioxidant defense… 3,500 times more powerful than vitamin C.

If tackling the free radical wasn’t enough, SOD also acts as an anti-inflammatory. SOD neutralizes the free radicals that cause wrinkles and precancerous cells. This has gotten the attention of researchers, who study superoxide dismutase as an anti-aging treatment because, unfortunately, SOD levels drop as we age and free radical levels increase.

A small number of little-known aging studies found the animals that produce the highest levels of SOD have the longest life spans. This anti-aging potential was tested by genetically engineering fruit flies with double amounts of superoxide dismutase enzyme. Those with the super enzyme lived twice as long!

I am, honestly, tempted to leave my desk and head straight for my nearest health food store to pick up a bottle (or 2) of the super enzyme superoxide dismutase so I can start looking younger tomorrow. But, there is more to be said.  Here’s the dirt on SOD.

SOD is a fragile molecule. It is nearly impossible for superoxide dismutase to pass through your digestive system without being destroyed.  Ongoing research has shown that:

  • Free SOD is destroyed in the stomach.
  • Oral supplementation of free SOD does not increase tissue SOD activity.
  • A small percentage of SOD can be placed in the intestinal tract but cannot get past the gastrointestinal (GI) barrier.

SOD Potency Through Absorption

Scientists recently discovered a way to wrap SOD in a protective coating, which allows it to pass through your digestive tract without being destroyed. Once the SOD gets past your stomach, the SOD can be efficiently absorbed by your small intestine — with all its potency intact.

This crucial element of safeguarding the absorption of SOD has actually been patented (U.S. Patent 6 04 5809). Now, you have a way to get more SOD into your body and actually increase your health span and live longer. This is an exciting breakthrough in the world of anti-aging (and in my world, too!). So far, this technology is exclusive and the only possible way to boost your body’s level of SOD.

Dr. Al Sears, foremost expert in anti-aging, states:

“Your genetics are not written in stone. You have more control over your aging process than you think.”

However, even Dr. Sears still states that it is crucial to eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. But if you are serious about living longer, then increasing your levels of SOD will have a powerful impact, even if you have other risk factors.

Superoxide Dismutase Protects Your DNA and Helps You Live longer!

Here are the facts. SOD makes every cell in your body more resilient and able to fight off attacks better from the outside. No other antioxidant…

  • Not carotenoids
  • Nor flavonoids
  • Nor Vitamins A, C and E
  • Nor CoQ10
  • Not even Glutathione Peroxidase and Catalase

NOTHING even comes close to the power of SOD.

Superoxide Dismutase enzyme safeguards your DNA, the blueprint your body uses to build every organ, tissue and cell in your body.

In yet another developed study with randomized and placebo-controlled groups of people, exposure to high pressure oxygen was given. This exposure results in oxidation, which is like leaving a sliced apple open to the air. For the apple, oxygen causes it turn brown and eventually spoil. For the body, this oxidation process happens to the cellular membranes and their DNA, wearing out the cells and eventually causing aging.

In the control group not taking SOD, their delicate strands of DNA were broken. But in the group taking the new SOD, their cellular membranes remained virtually intact and there was no breakage in the DNA strands.

SOD supports your immune system and safeguards your DNA in a way that fights off the devastating forces of aging.

Therefore, one of the most important things you can do to live longer and enjoy better health as your age advances is to raise your levels of SOD. If you’re over the age of 40, and are interested in reclaiming your youth and vitality — and taking control of your life and your health span, find out more about the longevity secret of SOD.