On the occasion of the Health Ingredient Europe 2014 event, Bionov will present its latest developments on its melon SuperOxide Dismutase SOD B®, including the latest data on its mechanism of action by oral route and new clinical results on SOD B Extramel®. Published in the relevant journal Nutrients, this latest clinical study confirms and strengthens the quick and lasting efficiency of SOD B Extramel in the improvement of daily performances. Main results reported a significant reduction of stress and physical fatigue, as well as an improvement of cognitive performances and overall life quality. In a context in which people are more and more worried regarding their well-being, this second major clinical study represents an efficient communication and business booster in the growing segment of stress and cognition.
Major issue for urban and active population
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 450 million people, i.e., 30 percent of the global population, suffer from mental disorders. SOD B Extramel represents an efficient well-being solution in the growing segment of stress and cognition. Already awarded in 2008 as the European Anti-stress Promising Ingredient of the Year Award, SOD B Extramel is today strongly supported by two major clinical studies. Mr. Benoit Lemaire, business and marketing director at Bionov, highlights “the strong differentiation brought by this active solution as an oral active ingredient supported by two clinical studies on its efficiency against stress and its related parameters.” This strong scientific support “represents a truly opportunity of communication” he adds.
The efficiency of SOD B Extramel has been confirmed in a new double-blind, placebo-controlled trial published in the journal Nutrients, “recognized as a very relevant journal by its high impact factor (2.072)” underlines Mrs. Dominique Lacan, research and development director at Bionov. This second clinical study, performed on 61 people, reports a significant reduction of stress (-8.8 percent) and physical fatigue (-9.4 percent), as well as an improvement of cognitive performances (+13.9 percent) after three months of oral supplementation at only 10mg/day, i.e., 140 U SOD/day.
Stress: an oxidative issue
Thanks to its high activity of bioactive SuperOxide Dismutase (SOD), SOD B Extramel fights one of the major consequences of stress and mental issues: oxidative stress. It is well scientifically established that a chronic stress, as well as decreased cognitive performances and physical fatigue are associated with an overproduction of reactive oxygen species.