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What are free radicals? They sound dangerous – and they are. You may have read about them recently in connection with the aging process and with degenerative diseases. How are they formed? What kind of damage do they do? Most importantly, how does the body protect itself against them?
A contributing cause of arthritis is the excess accumulation of free radicals in the joint capsule - the fluid-filled sac surrounding every joint in the body. Free radicals can originate from diet and cause chronic health issues for your pet. In this article we will learn about how antioxidant enzymes known as superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase (CAT) can mitigate the effects of too much production of free-radicals in the body.