Manganese role as an Antioxidant and Oxidative Stress

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by woofmom, May 29, 2008.

  1. woofmom

    woofmom New Member

    Manganese plays an important role in a number of physiologic processes as a constituent of some enzymes and an activator of other enzymes....Antioxidant function....Manganese superoxide dismutase is the principal antioxidant enzyme in the mitochondria. Because mitochondria consume over 90% of the oxygen used by cells, they are especially vulnerable to oxidative stress. The superoxide radical is one of the reactive oxygen species produced in mitochondria during ATP synthesis. Manganese superoxide dismutase catalyzes the conversion of superoxide radicals to hydrogen peroxide, which can be reduced to water by other antioxidant enzymes.
  2. grace54

    grace54 New Member

    what they are discovering about the essential nitrients,minerals,enzymes and phytochemicals etc. we need and are not getting. I was listening to A Dr.Scauss on the subject of oxidative stress and anti-oxidants and he mentioned hydrogen peroxiide as being a free radical and I got to wondering if people that get the HP drips are aware of this and if it can be harmful at such levels.?

    Another point he made is that chronic stress has been found to produce oxidtive stress. Our modern lifstyles/thinking really need to change for some of us vulnerable to illness through nutrition and stress relief.Our bodies are all about chemicals and the proper balance of each for physical and emotional health. Thanks:)

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