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Superoxide Dismutase

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known as superoxide dismutase, SOD

source natural origin

function antioxidant, anti-irritant

Superoxide Dismutase

Superoxide is the most common free radical that attacks our bodies. Superoxide dismutase (SOD) is an enzyme found naturally in the body that protects cells from superoxide radical damage. SOD works by catalyzing the conversion of superoxide radicals into molecular oxygen and hydrogen peroxide. Unlike standard antioxidants, enzymatic SOD is not depleted in this neutralization process. It also has soothing anti-irritant properties.

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