When you exercise, your tissues and systems release free radicals or “oxidants” into your body. Based on the simple views that exercise is good and free radicals are bad, you might wonder how the two can be so closely connected. Turns out, understanding this connection is an important key to helping your body recover!
So, if oxidative stress is a normal result of exercise, let’s take a look at why that is. Even basic muscle use—standing up, putting on a coat, loading a shopping cart—produces reactive oxygen and nitrogen species in low levels. It’s just part of the process. Now, turn the intensity up on that muscle use with your favorite exercise and you’ll also turn up the oxidative stress.
Understanding oxidative stress
Oxidative stress occurs when your body has an imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants. An excess of free radicals can lead to muscle breakdown, fatigue, accelerated aging, and various health conditions. Antioxidants protect your cells against the damage caused by free radicals. For this reason, too much oxidative stress from exercise can be harmful. Exercise-induced free radicals can remain present in the body for up to 72 hours post-exercise and slow down muscle recovery.
Free radicals can be damaging because they disrupt the normal function of the molecules, causing them to unfold and not work properly. Antioxidants are oxidation-fighting substances that prevent free radicals from damaging other molecules. Oxidative stress creates an imbalance of antioxidants and can trigger inflammation associated with health issues. Because exercise can be a stress to your system, it is also a cause of oxidative stress.
Redox signaling molecules at work
Through a proprietary patented process, ASEA® Redox Cell Signaling Supplement promotes healthy cell functioning and maintenance. Think of ASEA Redox Cell Signaling Supplement as a bio-switch. Redox signaling molecules are made within every cell in your body and act as messengers and activators. They keep oxidative free radicals in check, preventing them from causing other cellular damage and help maintain a healthy balance between pro-oxidants and antioxidants.
An exclusive process for powering potential
ASEA Redox Cell Signaling Supplement contains active redox signaling molecules. These powerful cellular messengers, which are natural to the human body, help protect, rejuvenate, and revitalize cells. Our patented process creates these vital molecules by taking natural salt and purified water molecules and reorganizing them into redox signaling molecules.