Superoxide dismutase (SOD) is a biological enzyme that protects the body from oxidative damage and has significant protective effects on the body. It is widely distributed in animals, plants and microorganisms. SOD has the ability to scavenge superoxide free O2-in the body, and can better resist the toxicity of oxygen free radicals and other oxide free radicals on the plasma membrane of the cell and maintain the normal physiological metabolism of the cell. Therefore, SOD is widely used in the pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic industries.
1) Pharmaceutical industry: In clinical applications, SOD is mainly focused on inflammation, autoimmune diseases, especially rheumatoid arthritis, emphysema, lupus erythematosus, oxygen poisoning and senile cataract, aging and various skin diseases. However, the medical field has high requirements for the safety of SOD. Therefore, Cu and Zn-SOD extracted from plants are gradually adopted due to their good safety and low production cost. Plants contain SOD resources, only corn has a large yield.
 2) Food industry: SOD can be used as a health food's efficacy factor, food nutrition fortifier, compound food raw materials, antioxidants, anti-oxidant fresheners, etc. At present, the International Schistosomiasis Organization has banned the extraction of SOD from blood as raw materials for medical and health products.
3) Cosmetics industry: SOD is the only active  industrial enzyme recognized by the international scientific community that can eliminate harmful free radicals produced by the human body during metabolism. It is one of the substances approved by the International Ministry of Health with anti-aging, immune regulation, anti-radiation and beauty functions .

According to the "2017-2020 SOD Industry Market In-depth Investigation and Investment Strategy Research Report" released by the Industry Research Center, in recent years, with the development of the pharmaceutical, food, cosmetics industry and technological progress, The scale of the dismutase SOD market continues to expand.

Market development prospects
Superoxide dismuta is quite delicate and has three characteristics: "difficult to extract, difficult to preserve, and difficult to absorb". These three major problems have also plagued the world for nearly 40 years. Up to now, SOD is still a high-level, sophisticated and sophisticated biological science topic. The SOD extraction process is extremely complicated and the output is extremely limited, so related products are extremely rare and expensive.
In the upper classes of society of Europe and the United States, SOD health products have become synonymous with top luxury products with excellent efficacy, scarce production and expensive prices, and are favored by high-end user groups. In the United States, SOD, as an important raw material, has great market potential in the fields of medicine, food, and cosmetics, and has a good future development prospect.

Investment potential

Superoxide dismutase is internationally recognized as the "scavenger", "anti-aging king" and "beauty beauty" of human waste. It is the most powerful substance against active oxygen free radicals. The research and development represents the forefront of the development of high-tech technology in biomedicine, occupying an important international position in scientific and technological achievements and academic fields.

The superoxide dismutase industry in some developing countries is still weak. Take China as an example. In recent years, China has continuously promoted the research of superoxide dismutase and promoted the industrialization of products. However, China's current industrialization capacity is still limited, the scale of enterprises is generally small, and the domestic market is occupied by foreign companies. The major Chinese companies include Siping Huake Biotechnology Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Maikang Biological Engineering Co., Ltd., and Liaoning Weilin Biotechnology Development Co., Ltd.

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