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SOD/Gliadin is a water-soluble form of Super Oxide Dismutase enriched lyophilized extract from Cucumis melo, encapsulated with gliadin. SOD is an enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of two molecules of the superoxide anion to one molecule of oxygen and one molecule of hydrogen peroxide. Superoxide anions are highly reactive forms of oxygen formed during many normal catalytic functions of cellular activity.


The activity of this SOD preparation is measured in IUs, where 1 micromole of substrate is affected per minute. The assay methodology has been developed specifically for this material and involves gel electrophoresis separation followed by stain derivatization. Potency is then extrapolated by comparing the intensity of the appropriate band with a known SOD standard, which was concomitantly analyzed.


SOD is used within the Dietary Supplement Industry as an antioxidant.

Shelf Life:

One year with proper storage (cool and dry).

Typical Side Activities:

No recognized side activities


  • Form: Dry powder
  • Color: Light tan
  • Odor: Free of offensive odor
  • Taste: Free of offensive taste
  • Effective pH Range: pH 3.0 to 12.0
  • Optimum pH: pH 5.0 to 12.0
  • Effective Temperature Range:30°C to 70°C
  • Optimum Temperature: 30°C

Nothing disclosed above is to be construed as a recommendation to use our product in violation of any patents. The information presented above is believed to be accurate. However, said information and products are offered without warranty or guarantee except as to the composition and purity stated herein since the ultimate conditions of use and variability of the materials treated are beyond our control.

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