Your body is made up of millions of cells, interacting and communicating with each other as you go about your daily life.
Most of the cellular communication takes place deep within your cells. Redox signaling molecules which lie within the mitochondria of each cell have a considerable part to play in this — as they go about detecting damage to your cells and working to protect, restore and rejuvenate these cells.
The process of cellular communication is complicated, but it runs seamlessly when you are healthy enabling you to function at your peak level. For example, when you eat, the pancreas detects this and releases the hormone insulin to tell the other cells to remove excess glucose from the blood and store it as glycogen.
However, when there is a breakdown in cellular communication a lot can go wrong with your health leading to significant damage and diseases such as cancer, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, multiple sclerosis and stroke. For example, if the insulin signal is lost from the pancreas as is the case in patients with Type 1 diabetes, the sugar accumulates to toxic levels in the blood.
The relevance of redox signaling molecules lies deep in the chemical reactions that take place at an intracellular level known as redox signaling. An imbalance in this signaling is responsible for many diseases. That is why researchers globally are dedicated to studying these molecules so that they can find a way to prevent the cellular breakdown of your body.
But first, let’s understand the process of cellular communication and see how redox signaling fits into this.
Understanding Cell Communication
Our cells are constantly sending messages back and forth. Cells use receptor proteins either on the outer cell wall or inside the cell to understand different signals. When first messengers — hormones, growth factors, cytokines, and neurotransmitters — send extracellular messages to the cell, the signal chemical binds to the receptor. This triggers a response inside the cell, releasing intracellular signalling molecules or second messengers, ultimately leading to the cell’s response.
Redox signaling molecules called Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) are important second messengers that are produced inside your cells when your cells are functioning optimally. Another kind of redox signally molecules produced by the mitochondria are called Reduced Species (RS).
Why Redox Signaling Molecules Are Important
RS molecules are also known as activator molecules, and their role is to trigger antioxidants stored in the body so that it can neutralise free radicals. Because free radicals react readily with other molecules, they can cause a lot of damage to your body by triggering chemical reactions called oxidation. If there is an imbalance between antioxidants and free radicals in your body, with more free radicals present it can lead to oxidative stress which is associated with a host of diseases as it damages fatty tissue, DNA and proteins in your body.
But antioxidants, which are also molecules, will give an electron to a free radical without making themselves unstable. This stabilizes the free radical and it becomes less reactive.
That is why ‘RS’ redox signaling molecules are essential so that they can get the antioxidants to work and ensure a perfect balance between free radical activity and antioxidant activity.
ROS molecules, on the other hand, are the communicator molecules. They communicate with the immune system to do its job and protect the body from external stimuli such as harmful bacteria and viruses. When there are a high amount of ROS molecules in any one place, it signals oxidative stress and causes damage to lipids, proteins and DNA.
The oxidative stress condition triggers a reaction to either repair the cells or resolve the oxidative state or to kill the cells if the oxidative stress condition lingers on or worsens. Once these cells die they much be removed and replaced so that the tissue can start functioning again.
Both these types of redox signaling molecules constitute an efficient system that ensures proper communication between the millions of cells in your body so that they can detect, replace and repair cells seamlessly.This way your cellular health is optimum and your body functions at a peak level.
A good dose of redox signalling molecules is crucial for a healthy life. And a healthy balance of both the ROS and RS ensures the survival, regeneration and protection of your cells.
Why Redox Signaling Molecules Matter?
For you to be healthy, you need a balance of both types of redox signaling molecules. But as you grow older and are exposed to environmental factors and lifestyle choices, this balance begins to tip and redox signalling molecules start to decline. This affects cellular efficiency — also known as aging. With fewer molecules around to send vital cellular messages, the efficiency with which cells are repaired and restored declines as well.
Redox imbalances are responsible for cell death and lead to the development of health issues and diseases including aging, Alzheimer’s disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes, autoimmune conditions, cancer, dementia, ALS, chronic infections, gut disorders, and arthritis.
When your cells are functioning optimally, they produce enough redox signalling molecules to restore and repair damaged cells. Thus homeostasis — the state of relatively stable equilibrium is vital for optimal cell function and health.
Maintaining Cellular Health
Although redox signaling molecules are produced naturally by your body, your cellular efficiency goes down as you age. Your lifestyle choices — like diet, exercise and whether you smoke or not — also contribute to oxidative stress and decreases cellular efficiency. Exposure to environmental factors such as harmful toxins in the air is another factor responsible for the decline in redox signalling molecules and cellular function.
So what can you do to prevent this and how can you maintain your redox balance?
For many years scientists have looked at ways to supplement redox signaling molecules into your body and to replicate the naturally occurring process that takes place inside your cells. ASEA has developed a revolutionary patented technology called ASEA Redox to do just this.
Cellular Health with ASEA
Mauricio Munoz, 44, who is now an ASEA Diamond Executive, discovered the wonders of ASEA Redox in 2016 after he got into a car accident which left him with terrible pain in his left shoulder.
He started drinking ASEA Redox every day, and he slowly noticed a change in his pain levels. He also saw that as his pain went down, the mobility of his shoulders and arm improved too. In fact, after 4 months of taking ASEA Redox, he felt so much better, that he cancelled the surgery he was scheduled to have on his shoulder.
Since then Mauricio signed up as a distributor for ASEA Redox and helps people heal and feel better with this redox-based technology and product.
Maximize Your Redox Balance
Taking care of your health is vital. And as you can see from this article, your cellular health plays a profound role in your overall wellbeing. Making healthy lifestyle choices go a long way in establishing the redox balance needed at the cellular level. So exercise and be active, get plenty of fresh air and eat a healthy diet. It's also important to keep your body hydrated with plenty of water and always get a good night’s sleep. And get the extra boost needed for perfect cellular health with ASEA Redox.
My name is Mauricio Munoz and I am an entrepreneur owning a local pressure washing buisness in Clearwater, Florida. I became involved with ASEA in 2016 due to an injury I had. Taking ASEA helped my body heal itself and that got me on board. Now I am an ASEA Diamond Executive and help people every day with this amazing product.