Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) is an essential enzyme found in all living cells. Superoxide dismutase is the name given to a class of enzymes that make up an important antioxidant system in the body. They neutralize harmful free radicals, particularly the superoxide radical. SOD catalyzes the conversion of superoxide to oxygen and hydrogen peroxide. SOD isoenzymes contain copper and zinc, and iron or manganese; copper and zinc SOD being the most common. SOD is often used for wrinkles, regenerating tissue and longevity. It may also be useful as for inflammatory diseases. Research is being conducted on role of SOD in a variety of neurological disorders.
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