The Science behind OZLOO Hip & Joint Support
Undenatured type II collagen (UC-II®) and Enzalox – a natural source of primary antioxidants
Patented Undenatured type II collagen (UC-II®) is a glycoprotein from chicken sternum cartilage that supports the reduction of exercise-associated pain and lameness in canines. Exercise can cause microtrauma in the tissue and joints of dogs, resulting in a cycle of inflammation and discomfort even in healthy dogs.
Primary Antioxidants – SOD
EpiCor® contains a complex range of nutrients and metabolites, but perhaps the most important of these, when it comes to immune health, is beta glucan.
SOD (Superoxide dismutase) can be found in several ingredients: algae, pea seeds and leaves, spinach leaves, rice leaves, lentils, maize kernels, tomato leaves, watermelon, soybean, ginko, lemon → A very high concentration in SOD is present in a specific variety of melon (Melofeed).
It’s a freeze-dried melon juice naturally rich in Superoxide Dismutase (SOD ) and catalase (both primary enzymes of the antioxidant defence system)
It is a unique source of natural SOD for from a proprietary variety of melon (Cucumis melo L.), non GMO, containing guaranteed high level of SOD.
SOD cannot be absorbed in the small intestine as the molecule is too large. Instead of this, SOD stimulates the endogenous production of antioxidant enzymes via receptors in the intestinal wall. Supplementation of SOD from this specific variety of Melon has been demonstrated to be able to induce expression of endogenous antioxidants in several organs (adipose tissue, heart, liver, reproductive tract: +25-30% above control) of different animal species.
Context: Oxidative stress is caused by a disequilibrium between oxidants and antioxidants and may occur at the level of cells, tissues, or even the whole organism. Superoxide dismutase (SOD), acts as protective mechanisms during elevated oxidative stress. Intense physical activity increases the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). It could lead to oxidative stress if not counteracted by an adequate TAS.
Objective: Investigate the capacity of MELOFEED to help reinforce the total antioxidant status of healthy sport dogs during and after intense physical activity.
Result: Repeated physical activities significantly reduced the TAS of Control versus Melofeed-supplemented dogs i.e as contained in OZLOO Joint & Mobility
Melofeed supplemented dogs maintained their TAS value over the whole trial period, indicating a better resistance against oxidative stress
MELOFEED provides a natural, highly concentrated source of SOD: it helps reinforce the antioxidant defence system of dogs in challenging conditions such as intense physical activity.