Chemical analyses have shown that Enzogenol is a highly active antioxidant, several times stronger than vitamin C or other polyphenol extracts.*
ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY COMPARISONS1
1Wood et al. Numbers from the table 1 shown as % protection at 0.5 ug/ml antioxidant concentration averaging the activity of the three different pH tests.
Nutrition studies have found that taking Enzogenol as a dietary supplement can reduce oxidative stress, including protein oxidation and DNA damage in the body and thereby support a healthy oxidative balance.*
REDUCTIONS IN PROTEIN AND DNA DAMAGE2
2Senthilmohan et al. Oxidative damage to serum proteins and leukocyte DNA was significantly reduced over 6 and 12 weeks of taking the Enzogenol formulation.*
REDUCED PROTEIN OXIDATION COMPARED TO VITAMIN C ALONE3
3Young et al. The Enzogenol formulation significantly reduces oxidative damage to proteins whereas Vitamin C alone has no effect.*
Oxidative stress has been implicated in the development and progression of numerous diseases, and plays an important role in the ageing process. Under oxidative stress our body’s defenses are overwhelmed by the production of free radicals arising from disease, metabolism, exercise, and environmental factors like smoking, pollution, and UV rays. The resulting oxidation damages molecules in our cells including lipids, proteins and DNA, and in turn can destroy cell function. Loss in cell function leads to loss in organ function which contributes to the development of chronic diseases, exacerbates existing conditions, and generally ages our body.
The results from two human clinical studies demonstrated how Enzogenol can protect our body from oxidation and reduce the damage to our cellular building blocks, in particular, proteins and DNA.* Proteins and DNA in every cell of our body are subject to oxidative damage. The lower the level of this damage the less oxidation is occurring, and the healthier we are.
The effects of Enzogenol on oxidation were published in the following peer-reviewed research articles:
1. Wood, J. E., Senthilmohan, S. T., Peskin, A. V., 2002. Antioxidant activity of procyanidin-containing plant extracts at different phs. Food Chemistry 77, 155-161.
2. Senthilmohan, S. T., Zhang, J., Stanley, R. A., 2003. Effects of flavonoid extract Enzogenol® with vitamin C on protein oxidation and DNA damage in older human subjects. Nutrition Research 23, 1199-1210.
3. Young, J. M., Shand, B. I., McGregor, P. M., Scott, R. S., Frampton, C. M., 2006. Comparative effects of enzogenol and vitamin c supplementation versus vitamin c alone on endothelial function and biochemical markers of oxidative stress and inflammation in chronic smokers. Free Radical Research 40(1), 85-94.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, Medsafe, TGA or other authorities. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.