In 1989, melon producers observed that a specific variety of cantaloupes preserved much better than others. Although not very popular with consumers due to their lack of sweetness, these melons nevertheless kept a nice appearance, without wrinkles or skin spoilage, and three to four times longer than traditional melons.
As a result of this discovery, comprehensive studies were conducted on this cantaloupe. Researchers discovered that its longevity was due to its high superoxyde dismutase (SOD) content. Using an agronomic technique with no GMO manipulation, a hybrid melon was developed during further research.
Now, this cantaloupe can be grown with consistent quality and a very high concentration of stable SOD.
This extremely resistant melon variety grows exclusively in the south of France, specifically in the Avignon region. Laboratoires ISOCELL developed relationships with farm operators who grow this cantaloupe to obtain its natural SOD and incorporate it into their dietary supplements
The means developed to grow this cantaloupe are extraordinary: . The cantaloupes grow among wild flowers and plants that attract pollinating insects.
Their growth is carefully monitored and their SOD content is measured regularly before being harvested at maturity like a fine wine. Several hundred tonnes of cantaloupes are harvested each year and placed in cold storage. Fruits are used throughout the year, as needed.
Their extraction is close to that of a perfume: the skin and the seeds are removed, and only the flesh is ground through filters to obtain concentrated cantaloupe juice. Also, with integrated farming, it is possible to obtain an analysis showing the absence of contaminants such as heavy metals and pesticides.
However, SOD-based dietary supplements are relatively unknown. And for good reason, administering SOD alone by oral route is ineffective because the gastric juices destroy the enzyme. During the nineties, French immunologists tried to develop a protected SOD with the capacity to maintain its enzyme activity. SOD was thus combined to a wheat protein.
In 1996, the first effective oral form of SOD combined with a wheat protein (gliadin) was patented. To reach the small intestine where SOD is effective, the researchers had the idea of coating the SOD with a natural polymer: gliadin. This gave birth to an innovative complex named GliSODin (SOD + gliadin).
The time was now right to have both a reliable source of plant SOD from the Lubéron cantaloupe and an adapted and effective galenic form. Such a combination allows the body to remain in balance.
GliSODin prepares the body to respond effectively to oxidative stress with a faster mobilization of endogenous defences in order to permanently maintain the pro/antioxidant balance.
As we grow older, our antioxidant defences tend to weaken and this balance may be disrupted. When this happens, free radicals damage the cells over time, resulting in overall and accelerated aging of the body.
Our skin, which is the body’s first defence barrier, is strongly challenged. It is the first to face external threats, such as the sun’s UV rays, pollution or chemicals that contribute to an overproduction of free radicals.
Free radicals can especially degrade skin collagen and elastic fibres, which leads to:   : loss of firmness and elasticity and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Besides applying creams to protect the skin, it is critical to act in synergy internally to strengthen their action. GliSODin dietary supplements are the perfect anti-aging ally for your skin and body.