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Catalase catalyzes the destruction of hydrogen peroxide, a highly destructive oxidative compound. Supplemental catalase works with
endogenous catalase to prevent the oxidative effects of hydrogen peroxide, which is a byproduct of SOD (Superoxide dismutase) activity, by converting this oxygen radical into water and oxygen.

The food grade catalase enzyme used in National Enzyme Company products is obtained by the controlled fermentation of Aspergillus niger. The enzyme catalyzes the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide producing water and oxygen.


FCC Catalase Units (Cat U) are defined as the amount of catalase that will hydrolyze one micromole of hydrogen peroxide in one minute at 30°C.


This enzyme is used to remove traces of hydrogen peroxide in many industrial applications, including the production of butter and oils to prevent oxidation and rancidification. This enzyme is used in the dietary supplement industry as an antioxidant.

Shelf Life:

To maintain optimum enzyme activity, this product should be stored in a cool, dry place in a tightly sealed container. When properly stored, this product can be expected to lose less than 10% of its activity in twelve months.

Typical Side Activities:

No recognized side activities


  • Form: Dry powder
  • Color: Light tan
  • Odor: Free of offensive odor
  • Taste: Free of offensive taste
  • Effective pH Range: pH 4.0 to 9.0
  • Optimum pH: pH 6.0 to 7.0
  • Effective Temperature Range:Up to 70°C
  • Optimum Temperature: 40°C

Nothing disclosed above is to be construed as a recommendation to use our product in violation of any patents. The information presented above is believed to be accurate. However, said information and products are offered without warranty or guarantee except as to the composition and purity stated herein since the ultimate conditions of use and variability of the materials treated are beyond our control.

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