Gynostemma pentaphyllum (GP) and Superoxide Dismutase (SOD)

Authors: Chi and colleagues Source:  http://www.ivis.org/proceedings/eenhc/2006/kellon.pdf?LA=1 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4724522/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7804367 http://vistaconnect.com/apr2016/insidershealth/2016/01/12/jiaogulan-the-herb-that-makes-stress-roll-right-off-you/ http://www.jiaogulan.org/jiaogulan-increase-sod-seniors-average-282/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2251689 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20106643 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20819446 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25817647 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22899810 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22864747 Abstract: In a study published in 2012, Chi and colleagues tried to investigate the effects of polysaccharide from Gynostemma pentaphyllum on antioxidant activity in skeletal muscle of mice exercised to exhaustion. Researchers used a forced swim test of mice and determined the levels of glucose, glutathione peroxidase, superoxide dismutase and other markers. They found increased antioxidant enzyme activities due to the increased levels of SOD. (10) Another animal study examined the protective effects of gypenosides from…

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