Research has found high levels of SOD responsible for Longevity!
It has demonstrated that oxidative stress plays a key role in the process of aging.
Decreasing free radicals is essential to guarantee a healthy aging process.
Cells produce reactive oxygen species (ROS) as a consequence of their own metabolic processes. They are neutralized by an elaborate antioxidant defense system, superoxide dismutase (SOD) being the first line of enzymes involved in ROS scavenging.
Oxidative damage caused by free radicals (ROS) in vivo plays an important role in the etiology of aging and age-associated degenerative diseases (Pahlavani and, Van Remmen, 1997).
If the inappropriate balance between ROS production and the counteracting response of cells and tissues (which renders an oxidative stress state) plays a critical role in aging, then it follows that factors that increase resistance to stress should have anti-aging benefits and lead to an enhanced life span.
The first evidence supporting this idea is the strong correlation between SOD levels in various animal species and their longevity, as research studies have shown (Cutler, 1984), see figure down.
As a whole, a growing body of evidence has demonstrated that oxidative stress plays a key role in the process of aging. In this regard, the increased oxidative stress with aging is due to an imbalance between a generation of free radicals and antioxidant defenses, with a higher production of the former. Thus, interventions aimed at decreasing free radicals are essential to guarantee a healthy aging process.
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