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SOD levels - cdog - 12-21-2013 05:01 PM

Hey James I want to get amla berry for sod levels but I was reading on a site it said it is quickly destroyed in your body by stomach acid and they said even if it is sod levels from plants just want to know how to improve sod levels in the body to protect myself from premature aging


RE: SOD levels - James - 02-03-2014 04:59 AM

(12-21-2013 05:01 PM)cdog Wrote:  Hey James I want to get amla berry for sod levels but I was reading on a site it said it is quickly destroyed in your body by stomach acid and they said even if it is sod levels from plants just want to know how to improve sod levels in the body to protect myself from premature aging

Amla is not a source of SOD, it stimulates SOD production in the body. So stomach acid is not an issue with amla.

I also like rooibos tea (red bush, honey bush), which contains an SOD-like compound that does not appear to be affected by stomach acid.


RE: SOD levels - Anderson - 02-04-2014 04:48 AM

Studies of anti-inflammatory effects of Rooibos tea in rats.
Baba H, Ohtsuka Y, Haruna H, Lee T, Nagata S, Maeda M, Yamashiro Y, Shimizu T
Pediatr Int. 2009 Oct ; 51(5): 700-4

Rooibos tea is known to be caffeine free with abundant flavonoids. Aspalathin and nothofagin, the main flavonoids contained in Rooibos tea, have stronger anti-oxidative activity than other flavonoids. As oxidative stress can induce inflammation, the anti-inflammatory effects of Rooibos tea were investigated using a rat colitis model.Seven-week-old Wister rats were divided into two groups: one group given Rooibos tea, and one given water. After four weeks of breeding, serum superoxide dismutase (SOD) levels were determined using the Electron Spin Resonance analysis. Urine 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) concentrations were also determined as reflections of DNA damage using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Furthermore, rats were administrated dextran sodium sulfate (DSS), which is known to induce colitis in rodents, with or without Rooibos tea to evaluate its anti-inflammatory activity. Clinical symptoms, hemoglobin, serum iron and SOD levels were compared between the groups.There were no significant differences in bodyweight gain or laboratory data between the groups. The serum SOD levels were significantly increased, and urine 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine levels were significantly decreased in the Rooibos group compared with the controls (P < 0.05 in each). After DSS administration, the serum SOD levels were significantly higher in the Rooibos group compared to the controls (P < 0.05). As a result, a decreased hemoglobin level, observed in the control group, was prevented in the Rooibos group after the DSS challenge.Rooibos tea may prevent DNA damage and inflammation by its anti-oxidative activity in vivo. As Rooibos tea is free from caffeine, routine intake may be safe and useful in reducing oxidative stress in children.

http://www.hubmed.org/display.cgi?uids=19419525


RE: SOD levels - mtl777 - 02-06-2014 03:44 PM

Is it bad to mix rooibos with green tea in a drink? Will the tannins in green tea, due to their binding effect, reduce the effectiveness of the antioxidants in rooibos?


RE: SOD levels - James - 03-29-2014 01:17 AM

(02-06-2014 03:44 PM)mtl777 Wrote:  Is it bad to mix rooibos with green tea in a drink? Will the tannins in green tea, due to their binding effect, reduce the effectiveness of the antioxidants in rooibos?

I would not take green tea with other supplements.

Also keep in mind that green tea is high in fluoride and therefore can have a suppressive effect on the thyroid. I would stick to the rooibos, which is 30 times stronger as an antioxidant than green tea anyway.

You can also use jiaogulan to elevate SOD.