Superoxide Dismutase (SOD)

Definition:As an enzyme, SOD has particular value as an antioxidant that can help to protect against cell destruction. It has the distinct ability to neutralize superoxide, one of the most damaging free radical substances in nature. Like so many other protective compounds which naturally occur in the body, it decreases with age, making cells much more vulnerable to the oxidants which cause aging and disease. It occurs naturally in broccoli, Brussels's sprouts, wheat grass and in the majority of green plants.
Applications:Antiaging, cancer protectant and overall antioxidant usage.
Recommendations:Two varieties of SOD are available. Copper/zinc SOD and manganese SOD both work in different ways to provide two types of cellular protection. SOD is sold in pill form and should be enterically coated so that it does not digest in the stomach, but rather in the intestines for better absorption.

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