Reactive oxygen species (ROS) and the reactive byproducts that these molecules generate are now recognized as serving physiological, as well as pathological, functions in cells and organisms.
With advances in detection methods, researchers are beginning to discover the molecular targets of these electrophilic molecules and to better appreciate their roles in regulating cellular behavior.
ROS and regulation of cellular behavior by ROS continue to be active areas of investigation with relevance to agriculture and human disease. Additionally, the diversity of the reactive species produced as by-products of reduction-oxidation reactions and the physiological, as well as pathological, roles these molecules play represent emerging fields of study that will likely rapidly expand as technologies for detecting these molecules improve and their targets are revealed.
Researchers have taken a first snapshot of how a class of highly reactive molecules inflicts cellular damage as part of aging, heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, kidney disease and Alzheimer’s disease to name a few.
Reactive oxygen species (ROS), which include free radicals, are highly reactive molecules that force change upon many molecules they encounter. The body uses ROS to signal for wound healing and to destroy invaders. Excess amounts, however, damage sensitive cell components, including proteins and DNA, in a process called oxidative stress emphasizing the need for a balance of ROS and RS in the body.
Efforts to develop antioxidant drugs (e.g. vitamin E) to treat diseases of increased oxidative stress have met with limited success to date because they tried to eliminate ROS, rather than maintain the right amount again stressing the need for balance.
The reason ASEA is a breakthrough in this science is because it is the only stable and perfectly balanced mixture of ROS and RS molecules outside of the human body. This perfectly balanced solution gives the body more of what it is trying to create on its own within every cell to maintain the balance the body needs to stay healthy.
As we age the cell’s ability to create these molecules on its own is diminished. Until the process was discovered to create and stabilize these molecules outside of the body there was no way to supplement for this important physical requirement that gives the body the ability to heal itself.
Science is learning more and more about these molecules once thought to be a waste byproduct of the production of energy (ATP) in the cell. As progress is made ASEA gains more and more validation and credibility.