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SOD (Superoxide Dismutase)
A very important antioxidant enzyme, which includes cooper and zinc and is found naturally within cells.
It protects cells and tissues from the damage of superoxide free radicals and is an anti-ageing enzyme.
It's reported to be especially helpful in preventing the damage to joints, membranes and lubricating fluids that occurs in rheumatoid arthritis.
SOD is available as a supplement although, when taken orally, it's mostly destroyed in the digestivetract. However, when administered by injection, it's reported to have been beneficial for both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. For more information on nutrition, see 'Nutriants A to Z' by Dr. Michael Sharon (Prion Books)