Redox Signaling Biochemistry
Q: What does redox mean?
A: The term redox is scientific shorthand for reduction-oxidation reaction, a biologically important electron-transfer reaction that plays a significant support role in many of the body’s life-sustaining processes, notably energy-providing metabolic functions.
Q: What is cell signaling?
A: The healthy upkeep of the body depends on communication between cells in every tissue, organ, and system. This vital intercellular communication ensures that messages are delivered and received to modulate cell production, initiate and sustain repair mechanisms, and perform other restorative processes. The molecules involved in this communication are called cell signaling molecules.
Q: Is cell signaling the same as redox signaling?
A: During cellular respiration, the body produces small molecules with redox potential. These are redox molecules, and because many of them can perform cell signaling functions, these types of redox molecules constitute their own important class of cell signaling molecules called redox signaling molecules. Any cell signaling function carried out specifically by redox signaling molecules is known as redox signaling.
Q: How are redox signaling molecules produced?
A: 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—making the first and only supplement on the market verified to contain active redox signaling molecules.
Q: If the body produces redox signaling molecules, why would I need a redox supplement?
A: 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.
Q: Is there a connection between redox signaling and gene expression?
A: In 2016, ASEA commissioned a scientific study that used gene expression as the key performance indicator for ASEA REDOX Cell Signaling Supplement. The study found that, over eight weeks, those who drank ASEA REDOX daily experienced a 20–31% beneficial and stable change in gene expression in five genes involved in pathway signaling.
Q: What is gene expression?
A: The nucleus is the cellular “brain,” which holds information about the cell’s specialized function in small segments of DNA called genes. Gene expression is the process by which genetic information is accessed and applied to orchestrate cellular function; without it, cells would be unable to perform life-sustaining tasks. The supplemental redox molecules found in ASEA REDOX Cell Signaling Supplement have been shown to affect genetic expression in a positive way, helping to protect, rejuvenate, and enhance cellular function.
Q: What is pathway signaling?
A: A series of chain reactions (or cascades) initiated by signals at the cellular level cue cellular responses that maintain the balanced biological activity that keeps your body functioning. Signaling pathways guide the progression of these cellular responses, including genetic responses, determining their scope and overall effect in the body. Some pathways are extensive and can influence a wide range of physiological behaviors. For example, the genes affected by ASEA REDOX play a significant role in influencing five key areas of health:
- Vascular Health
- Innate Immune System Response
- Inflammation Reduction
- Hormone Modulation
- Digestive Enzyme Production