Superoxide dismutase

Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) is an enzyme that repairs cells and reduces the damage done to them by superoxide, the most common free radical in the body. SOD is found in both the dermis and the epidermis, and is key to the production of healthy fibroblasts (skin-building cells). This enzyme has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, and has also been used to help treat arthritis, prostate problems, corneal ulcers, burn injuries, inflammatory diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, and long-term damage from exposure to smoke and radiation, and to prevent side effects of cancer drugs. SOD is found in barley grass, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, wheatgrass, and most green plants.

Our recommendation is that you be sure to include lots of greens in your diet - at least 1/4 cup (cooked) greens daily. Since some people don't like greens, you can incorporate them into soup, stews, salads, vegeburgers, etc.

In addition, if you need additional superoxide dismutase, we recommend Superoxide Dismutase 100 caps (SODSU).