Cucumis melo fruit extract


  • Stress
  • Fatigue
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Diseases associated with cardiac muscle
  • Chronic pain/inflammation
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Cognitive problems etc.


Melon extract is an extract of the fruit of the melon (Cucumis melo L). This extract comes from the cantaloupe or muskmelon, which is a member of the gourd family and is native to Africa but grown around the world. It contains vitamin A and C, flavonoids, volatile oils, pectin and fructose.

Cantaloupes are filled with antioxidants, including beta carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin and cryptoxanthin. The fruit also has almost 100% of recommended daily allowance of vitamin C, which is crucial for immune health. Other nutrients in cantaloupes include: Vitamin A. Cucumis melo L extract naturally rich in Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), obtained from a non-GMO proprietary variety of Cantaloupes melon. It is the unique source of bioactive melon Superoxide Dismutase.

As a concentrate extract, it is not pure SOD and also contains secondary anti- oxidants such as glutathione, carotenoids, co-enzyme Q10 and vitamin C & E. This active melon concentrate exhibits its highest radical-scavenging activity towards superoxide anions (O2–). Superoxide dismutase constitute a very important antioxidant defense against oxidative stress in the body. The enzyme acts as a good therapeutic agent against reactive oxygen species-mediated diseases.

Superoxide dismutase are a group of enzymes that catalyze the dismutation of superoxide radicals (O-2) to molecular oxygen (O2) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), providing cellular defense against reactive oxygen species.


Stress causes an over-consumption of sugars, minerals and co-factors that involved with more energy production. This extra energy production leads to more free radical generation. Cucumis melo L is a potential source of superoxide dismutase (SOD). This SOD helps to reduce oxidative stress by minimizing the free radicals through its primary antioxidant actions.

Dosage & Administration

1 capsule daily or as advised by the physician.


Currently there is no evidence of interaction with other drugs.


Cucumis melo L extract is contraindicated in those who are hypersensitive to any component of a Cucumis melo L extract containing product.

Side Effects

At recommended dose no significant side effect is known.

Pregnancy & Lactation

Information is insufficient whether superoxide dismutase is safe to use in pregnancy/breast feeding.

Overdose Effects

Do not exceed the recommended dose. Available information regarding overdose is inadequate.

Storage Conditions

Store in a cool and dry place, away from light and moisture. Store below 30oC. Keep out of reach of children.

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