In 1968, Irwin Fridorich discovered an enzyme which later proved to be one of the most powerful antioxidants that your body can make, after catalase and glutathione peroxidase. It is called SuperOxide Dismutase, or SOD for short. It’s produced by a gene called SOD1 which actually creates several types of the SOD enzyme, yet each type has the same function – to protect the body against free radicals called superoxide, which damage cells. By protecting cells from damage, SOD also helps slow down the aging process.

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