Superoxide Dismutase (SOD)

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Superoxide Dismutase : explanation and advantages

Superoxide Dismutase or SOD is an essential antioxidant metallo-enzyme, naturally present in our body.

The only enzyme capable of catalyzing the conversion of superoxide anion (O2 · -), the most reactive and abundant of free radicals, it has extraordinary antioxidant power and is our first line of defense against oxidative stress.

Since the discovery of SOD in 1969 by Drs McCord and Fridovich, numerous scientific studies have demonstrated its major role in the prevention of numerous disorders. More recently, a micro-encapsulated melon concentrate rich in SOD has been shown to be effective orally through several clinical studies in humans.

Extramel, an ingredient rich in SOD, a natural solution for stress relief

Among the many benefits associated with it, SOD contributes in particular to the management of daily stress, thanks to an action directly on the physiological response of the body.

Our Extramel® ingredient is a unique melon juice concentrate, obtained from a proprietary variety of Cantaloupe melon. Naturally rich in Superoxide Dismutase, Extramel® also contains a cocktail of all the bioactive molecules of melon: vitamins, minerals, proteins, fibers and sugars.

Our ingredient has already demonstrated its efficacy in 2 clinical studies. With only 10 mg / day for 1 month, Extramel® considerably reduces the feeling of stress.

A concentrate of freshness and vitality, Extramel® promotes general well-being by reducing stress level and maintaining optimal mental and physical performance. It’s clinically proven!

Bioactive, Extramel® acts by strengthening the body’s natural defenses, thus avoiding oxidative stress, a key factor in the development of emotional stress.

Thanks to this mode of action, Extramel® allows a global action, for a unique and lasting efficacy.

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As an enzyme, Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) is highly sensitive to acidic pH, high temperature and aqueous media.  During its release through the gastro-intestinal pathway, the enzyme is denatured. It then follows the same route as all edible proteins and is therefore unable to provide its antioxidant property.

To solve this issue, we developed several protective coatings: able to limit the attack of SOD by digestive enzymes, they allow that the bioactive molecules reach the intestine in a sufficient quantity to initiate their effect.

When topically administered, SOD requires protection from water in the cosmetic base. Thanks to the micro-encapsulation, Extramel® maintains its full potential for when it is applied.

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A range of coatings to suit all your applications

To meet the requirements of diverse applications and markets, Extramel® is available as a range of coating solutions suitable for diverse formulations:

  • Dietary supplement (from tablets, capsules, and soft-gels to gummies);
  • Instant drinks;
  • Functional foods;
  • Cosmetics, (creams, lotions etc.)

All our coatings are guaranteed allergen free and are backed by a technical and a safety file. In a consumer-oriented perspective, we can provide a vegan and and an organic formulations.

A patented eco-process

Obtained from a unique non-GMO variety of Cantaloupe melon exclusively grown in the south of France, Extramel® benefits from complete traceability from the seed to the final ingredient.

Extramel® is produced via environmentally friendly, gentle processing, involving only physical steps with no solvent or additive. Only the edible parts of the melon are used.

Successive filtration steps and a strict management of the temperature allow a progressive concentration of the antioxidant capacities of the fruit.

Thanks to an encapsulation step, our melon concentrate is fully protected, ensuring the bioactivity of the ingredient. Safe and environmentally friendly, Extramel® respects the strictest standards in terms of quality and food safety.

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Why contact us ?

Natural and clinically proven, Extramel® is a perfect ingredient for anti-stress-focused formulations.

A melon concentrate rich in superoxide dismutase, Extramel® is produced and developed in France using an extraction process that respects the environment.

Contact us if you wish to incorporate SOD into your anti-stress product development.