Friday, February 19, 2010
This is a picture of a healthy molecule of SOD1. The colored balls include the copper and zinc atoms that are needed for the molecule to function. The molecule is believed to be toxic without them. Age related changes in SOD1 activity typically occur only in young adults. Goji berries may increase our production of SOD. So hopefully, you are getting the copper and zinc you need in your diet, but probably not.
PON-1 is also crutial. Pomegranate has been shown to up-regulate the gene that governs PON-1 production. It also helps to maintain the PON-1 bond within HDL. Other foods probably do the same thing, but their is no research yet. So, it is best to have some food that you know does it for you in the mean time.