Superoxide dismutase is a potent naturally occurring enzyme that prevents oxidative damage to cells. We use superoxide dismutase in the form of Dismutin PF, a highly purified aqueous solution produced from Saccharomyces cerevisiae microorganisms.
When cells are exposed to stressors, they respond by producing reactive oxygen species (ROS). These are thought to be a major determinant of aging and lifespan. In skin cells, higher levels of ROS damage skin tone, cause wrinkles to form, and impair wound healing.
Superoxide dismutase is a potent anti-aging ingredient and a first line of antioxidant defense against oxidative stress. It counteracts cell aging by breaking down ROS and preventing them from causing cell damage, as well as contracting the collagen lattice in the epidermis, believed to improve the youthful appearance of skin.
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