September 15, 2020
tem & Cellular Health
The Science & Theories Behind Aging and Anti-Aging
Both men and women are constantly searching for ways to both look & feel younger and be healthier. In 2016, for the first time in half a century, US life expediencies dropped for the second year in a row. That same year, the anti-aging market grew to $250 billion dollars, with Americans spending more on anti-aging products than on any other type of drug. Of course, most of these products proved to be ineffective.
A Perspective for Men, Women & Athletes
Aging is characterized by the accumulation of cellular damage, in turn, leading to increased susceptibility to chronic diseases. These diseases each have their root in the aging process itself, since aging is known to be the single highest risk factor for their development. Thus, it becomes crucial to understand aging mechanisms. The process of aging involves different interdependent hallmarks on the cellular, molecular and organ level. One major contributor is the development of cellular senescence, which is the condition or process of deterioration with age including your cell's loss of the power necessary to divide and grow.
So far, there is no single theory that fully explains all facets of aging. The damage accumulation theory is one of the most accepted theories due to the large body of evidence found over the years. Damage accumulation is thought to be driven, among others, by oxidative stress. This condition results in an excess attack of oxidants on biomolecules, which lead to damage accumulation over time and contribute to the functional involution of cells, tissues and organisms. If oxidative stress persists, cellular senescence is a likely outcome and an important hallmark of aging.
So the best theory on aging and disease is that all our health problems are due to cells that are unable to maintain a healthy REDOX potential. The immediate result could be cellular death, overwhelming infection. In our industrialized world our challenges result in chronic imbalances in cellular health causing chronic oxidative stress that the body is unable to overcome. Aging, poor diet, mental stress, poor hydration, and inadequate exercise set the stage for this imbalance, which advances the pace of aging (as well as illness).
The Breakthrough Continues
There's no question that men and women age differently. Obviously, genetics, lifestyle, nutrition, and environment affect how people of either gender age, but the rate and way that men and women age is completely different. Not only do the male and female body respond differently to aging, but the male and female psychology also differs as well. Taken together, aging for men and women can be an entirely different experience, especially different is some of the diseases they face and their exercise and health needs.
For women the leading cause of death is heart disease, followed by breast cancer. Most medical conditions and ailments that women face can be controlled and sometimes treated, so there is a possibility of reducing the number of deaths attributed to these illnesses. As research has shown, a healthy diet, exercise and regular medical checkups are the key ingredients for healthy aging for women.
Men, it's Your Turn
There are a number of medical conditions that men commonly suffer as they age. These include BPH, colorectal, prostate cancer and aging male syndrome — which is caused by a decline in testosterone and may manifest in a variety of symptoms including weight gain, difficulty sleeping, less interest in sex, irritability, erectile dysfunction, problems concentrating, increased urination, depression, and loss of bone, muscle and hair.
Athletes, You'll be Surprised
Whether you're a weekend warrior or just exercising for health or a professional athlete like Tom Brady looking to extend his playing career, the effects of aging start earlier than you think. In fact the average 45-year-old has already experienced a 50% decrease in glutathione, the bodies premier antioxidant.
The Importance of Glutathione As We Age
Glutathione is the mother of all antioxidants. A molecule our bodies produce naturally to cleanse free radicals and toxins from our system. It is the disease buster and master detoxifier responsible for recycling and recharging EVERY ANTIOXIDANT in our body.
As we age our glutathione levels fall. This makes our bodies extremely susceptible to breakdown and disease. In fact the average 45-year-old has already experienced a 50% decrease in glutathione.
Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., C.N.S.
As one of the world’s foremost experts in functional and integrative medicine, Ann Louise holds an M.S. in Nutrition Education from Columbia University, has the title of Certified Nutrition Specialist (C.N.S.) from the American College of Nutrition and a Ph.D. in Holistic Nutrition. She has also served as the Chief Nutritionist of Pediatric Clinic at Bellevue Hospital and is the former Director of Nutrition at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Santa Monica, CA. She has won numerous awards, including The American Medical Writers Association Award for Excellence.
Over the years, Ann Louise has been a regular health contributor on several television shows and networks, including 20/20, Dr. Phil, The View, Good Morning America, Extra, FitTV and The Early Show. In addition, her work has been featured on ABC, CNN, PBS, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CBN, Fox News and the BBC.
ASEA Redox Supplement Impact on Aging
Oxidative damage has been implicated in aging and age-dependent diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, neurodegenerative disorders, and other chronic conditions. If the generation of free radicals exceeds the protective effects of antioxidants and some co-factors, this can cause oxidative damage.
Glutathione peroxidase (GPx) is an essential enzyme in cellular antioxidant defense systems, detoxifying peroxides and hydroperoxides. Superoxide dismutase (SOD) is an enzyme that helps break down potentially harmful oxygen molecules in cells, which might prevent damage to tissues.
In this study, scientists attempted to determine if direct contact of ASEA Redox Supplement to cells affects the antioxidant efficacy of GPx and SOD.
Cultures of standard epidermal cells were exposed to various small concentrations of ASEA Redox Supplement (less than 1%) and a phosphate buffered saline (PBS) solution for 24 hours. The decrease of oxidants due to GPx enzymatic activity was monitored over an eleven-minute period after a chemical agent (cumene hydroperoxide) initiated the reaction. The reduction of oxidants is an indication of antioxidant efficacy. Three replications of oxidant residual in the samples were read every two minutes to determine GPx efficacy at various concentrations of PBS or ASEA Redox Supplement.
An 800% increase in GPx antioxidant efficacy was seen after 24 hours of exposure from low concentration ASEA Redox Supplement. A transitory increase of up to 500% was observed in SOD antioxidant efficacy between 30 and 90 minutes after exposure to low-concentration ASEA Redox Supplement (< 1%).
Exposure to high concentration ASEA Redox Supplement, in comparison, elicited only a small relative increase in GPx antioxidant efficacy that was not concentration dependent. An increase in SOD efficacy was not seen for either high concentration ASEA Redox Supplement or after long exposures (24 hours).
Our ability to stay healthy, have more energy and greater vitality relies on how well our cells function. The function of every cell in the body relies on something called redox signaling—cellular messages that help protect, rejuvenate, and restore our cells. Redox signaling is at the forefront of medical research supporting its vital function in every major system of the body.
Redox signaling molecules are produced in every cell of the body through natural metabolic processes. Until the 21st century, such biological processes were the only known source of redox signaling molecules. That changed in the early 2000s, when ASEA developed its groundbreaking, patented process to produce redox signaling molecules from refined salt and purified water, the same as our body makes them—making the first and only supplement on the market verified to contain active redox signaling molecules.
ASEA REDOX Cell Signaling Supplement affects health at the genetic level. It is the only redox supplement certified to contain active redox signaling molecules.
Drinking ASEA REDOX every day is such a simple thing to do, and it enhances the ability of every cell in your body to function correctly, allowing you to experience the vitality of true health and wellness.
ASEA REDOX is produced in an FDA and NSF registered facility and is certified by an independent third-party lab to contain active redox signaling molecules.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
While most ordinary dietary supplements provide only nutrients the human body does not synthesize, the biological deficiencies caused by aging and cellular breakdown go deeper than just nutrition. As stress, diet, air quality, and other environmental factors cause cellular breakdown over time, the body’s naturally supplied balance of redox signaling molecules is compromised—creating a need for supplemental redox molecules like those found in ASEA REDOX Cell Signaling Supplement.
The FDA considers drugs unsafe until proven safe and dietary supplements safe until proven unsafe. The FDA treats Dietary Supplements like special foods. They insist on a disclaimer that states this product is not intended to "diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.” The FDA believes this disclaimer is necessary since they have not approved the supplement carrying the label, but believe the supplement to be safe.
When the FDA approves a drug, the drug manufacturer and pharmacy are required to provide the patient with a list of potential negative side effects. A study in the Archives of Internal Medicine shows the average prescription drug label lists 70 potential side effects, with many of the more commonly prescribed medications listing around 100-such risks. One medication in the study lists 525 potential side effects.
The FDA disclaimer on supplements is really about truth in advertising. It is about not allowing supplement manufacturers and sellers to make false or misleading statements.
As a dietary supplement, ASEA products are not FDA approved but are FDA regulated and made in an FDA approved lab. ASEA cares deeply about following the guidelines set forth by the FDA and always makes sure to stay up to date with any changes in the regulations or manufacturing practices.
Safety and Effectiveness
- Since this is relatively new technology, ASEA’s first priority was to establish their product’s safety. The ASEA safety study was conducted to show that ASEA Redox Cell Signaling Supplement was safe. Participants used the supplement for 12 weeks and reported no adverse effects.
- ASEA has invested in third-party research and spent over $5 million to test ASEA Redox Supplement and the technology behind improving cellular health. All results show that ASEA is safe for human consumption, tissues, organs, and bodily systems.
- As a dietary supplement, ASEA products are not FDA approved but are FDA regulated. ASEA cares deeply about following the guidelines set forth by the FDA and always makes sure to stay up to date with any changes in the regulations or manufacturing practices.
- BioAgilytix Labs, a leading bioanalytical testing lab, has verified the existence of redox signaling molecules in both ASEA Redox Supplement and RENU 28, providing independent third-party scientific validity of the nature of the company’s products.
- ASEA never uses animal testing.
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