What are Redox Signaling molecules?
Reactive Oxygen Species and Reduced Species
Our cells are literally filled with and surrounded by salt water, which becomes the principal raw material for building simple redox signaling molecules. Simple redox signaling molecules are simple molecules formed from rearrangements of the atoms in water (H20) salt (NaCl) and nitrogen (N2), the most abundant molecules of life. A few examples of simple redox signaling molecules are hydrogensuperoxide (HO2), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), hypochlorous acid (HOCl) and Nitric Oxide (NO), there are many more. Redox signaling molecules can fall into two classifications, Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) and Reduced Species (RS). When isolated, most of the individual redox signaling molecules are potently toxic, reactive and unstable. However, in all forms of life on planet earth, cells have learned to manufacture stable, non-toxic mixtures of ROS and RS that serve fundamental roles inside and outside the cells.
I believe just one reason (there are lots and lots of reasons) that athletes run faster, work harder and have extra oxygen in their blood after they have “hit the wall” when normally they would be gasping for air, is this explanation above, with all the extra oxygen molecules. How smart is that? Our body really was designed to be pretty healthy and strong … we just have been using up all of the signaling molecules we were born with — through illness and stress. Once they are used up, what does our body have left to direct it? I bet you can figure that out … lots of drugs and supplements, to keep us propped up. With ASEA, an innate part of our own body make up, we can operate how we were supposed to, designed to.