Melofeed Antioxidant & Performance Support
MELOFEED is a unique premixture of feed additive designed to fight against oxidative stress.
Melofeed is a freeze-dried melon juice concentrate naturally rich in Superoxide Dismutase (SOD = min. 2.6 × 106 IU/kg) and catalase (both primary enzymes of the antioxidant defense system).
Melofeed is the unique marketed source of natural vegetable SOD, exclusively distributed by Lallemand for animal nutrition applications. SOD is the only enzyme to have dismutating superoxide activity.
Melofeed is manufactured by Bionov from a proprietary variety of melon (Cucumis melo L.), non GMO, containing guaranteed high levels of SOD.
Melofeed works in synergy with ALKOSELR397 to improve antioxidant defenses.
- Reactive Oxygen Species (O2°-, OH°) are highly reactive oxygen-based biochemical components, produced during physiological processes, such as cellular respiration and immunity. These ROS play many important roles in cellular signaling and functioning. However, when ROS are produced in excess, they induce oxidative stress and damages to cell components (lipids, proteins, DNA).
- A primary antioxidant enzymatic chain (Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), catalase, glutathione peroxydase), turns the ROS into less harmful molecules (H2O2). The SOD ingested by Melofeed is able to induce endogenous expression of the 3 antioxidant enzymes (SOD, catalase and glutathione peroxydase): Melofeed has powerful antioxidant effects by stimulating the overall first line of antioxidant defense.
- Organic selenium (AlkoselR397), as a cofactor of glutathione peroxydase, potentiates the effect of Melofeed by acting at the step transforming H2O2 into H2O and O2.
- The combination of Melofeed and AlkoselR397, which act as first lines of antioxidant defense, is therefore of primary interest in the prevention of ROS formation and in the reduction of oxidative stress.