|CATALASE Hx With Picrorhiza The Value of Catalase for health and longevity Hydrogen peroxide is a powerful oxidizing agent that is formed as a by product of normal metabolic function in our body. These peroxides damage cells and tissues throughout our body. They cause lipid peroxidation meaning they damage the fats in our body. This damages the housing of our cells contributing to tissue dysfunction and acceleration of the aging process. These peroxides also cause LDL-cholesterol to turn bad and the damaged LDL can contribute to arterial damage. When you have sufficient Catalase in the body it converts these peroxides into safe oxygen and water. Catalase levels drop in many chronic diseases, Catalase is decreased by many pollutants, and its concentration normally declines with aging. In animal studies Catalase greatly delays aging and lengthens lifespan and healthspan in studies of mice it increased the average lifespan by 17% and the maximum lifespan by 21%. Supplementing with Catalase helps protect your tissues. Picrorhiza kurroa is a well-known herb in the Ayurvedic system of medicine in India. It is a small perennial herb found in the Himalayan region growing at elevations of 3,000-5,000 meters. One of the benefits of Picrorhiza is that it increases Catalase levels in the body and may contribute to reducing lipid peroxidation throughout the body. Picrorhiza also strongly protects the liver functioning as an antioxidant in the liver and it has been shown to support the repair of the liver. Combining the herb with Catalase further improves Catalase's benefits.