In searching the internet for a natural way to relieve my wife’s arthritic pain in her hands and feet I came across a company called SoZo Global. They were promoting a product called SoZo® Functional Beverage, which is an all natural drink based on fruits and vegetables. What really caught my attention was that they had submitted the product to a randomized, placebo controlled double-blind study the results of which showed that within one hour of ingestion SoZo® was in the blood and having a positive effect on important blood biomarkers. (see “Clinical Trial”) They then went one step further and submitted their clinical trial results for peer review by Nutritional Journal which subsequently published the results. (see Nutrition Journal) The results were impressive. One only has to Google “Chronic Inflammation” to learn that science is looking at chronic inflammations as the root cause of our most serious diseases.
SUMMARY OF STUDIES
NJ-Nutrition Journal/CT-Clinical Trial
“Inflammation is associated with and/or implicated in numerous disease states, such as metabolic syndrome, coronary artery disease, diabetes, erectile dysfunction, arthritis, obesity and cancer[1-3]. While inflammation serves as a normal and necessary response to tissue injury and infections, excessive inflammation can be pathological. Dietary components have the potential to modulate inflammatory conditions and play a role in the prevention and/or treatment of disease states . Intake of plant polyphenol-containing foods and products has been associated with beneficial levels of antioxidant/ anti-inflammatory markers and health promoting effects in epidemiological, in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo studies [4-8]”. (NJ)
“SoZo® is a polyphenol-rich nutritional supplement beverage that has been scientifically designed to incorporate a full spectrum of the most antioxidant-laden fruit and vegetable whole food powders and extracts available in the world today. SoZo® is a hand-picked combination of well-studied freeze-dried whole foods, fruits and vegetables concentrates, and effective, patented ingredients.”(CT)
“The present study examines the effect of short-term consumption of a polyphenol-rich beverage (PRB) on several biomarkers related to antioxidant/anti-inflammatory processes. The PRB utilized in this study is called SoZo®, and contains numerous fruit and vegetable extracts that are described in detail in the materials and methods section. ( see What’s In SoZo) It includes coffee fruit extract as the first listed ingredient, which is rich in polyphenolic compounds [13, 14]. (see CoffeeBerry® Super Fruit) The serum biomarkers that were followed during the study include 8-iso-PGF2-alpha advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP), nitric oxide (NO), C-reactive protein (CRP) and the hydroxyl radical antioxidant capacity (HORAC) assay. (NJ)
“8-iso-PGF2-alpha is an isoprostane derived from arachidonic acid via lipid peroxidation in vivo. It is a potent vasoconstrictor, and is considered a gold standard for measuring oxidative stress in vivo [15-17]. Studies have shown that serum levels of this biomarker are raised under certain inflammatory conditions such as obesity, diabetes, arthritic and cardiovascular diseases.” (NJ)
“PRB (SoZo®) showed a statistically significant effect of lowering serum 8-iso-PGF2-alpha levels that was rather large; a single intake resulted in a mean reduction of 40% in 60 minutes and an average of 42% over the next 4 hours. This result suggests that the acute effect on plasma 8- iso-PGF2-alpha is both rapid and sustained during first 4 hours after treatment, and justifies further studies.” (NJ)
“PRB (SoZo®) produced statistically significant changes in several blood biomarkers related to antioxidant/anti-inflammatory effects. Future studies are justified to verify results and test for cumulative effects of repeated intakes of PRB. The study demonstrates the potential utility of acute biomarker measurements for evaluating antioxidant/ anti-inflammatory effects of natural products.” (NJ)
SoZo® was shown to have significant and sustained effects on 8-IP F2 α. SoZo® was also shown to have positive effects on AOPP, NO, and CRP. All biomarkers were at the first hour interval, which means SoZo® was fast acting and likely had direct effect on studied biomarkers. These biomarkers are directly associated with inflammation in the body as well as cardiovascular and other chronic diseases.” (CT)
We decided to try some SoZo® and were so impressed with the results that we decided to represent the company!
FOOD IS POWERFUL MEDICINE
SOZO® IS POWERFUL FOOD
TRY SOME AND COME TO YOUR OWN CONCLUSION!