What is your CRP???
Oxidative Stress is an overload of free radicals which is produced when the body’s antioxidant defense mechanisms malfunction or break down and the delicate balance between oxidation and antioxidation is lost.
There is a constant production of the free radicals which make up the circulating levels of ROS (reactive oxygen species) they are: singlet oxygen; superoxide; hydroxyl; peroxyl; alkoxyl; and hydroperoxyl. When these molecules spiral out of control, they cause disruption and progressive damage to cells and tissues. This is known as Oxidative Stress. Oxidative Stress is measured through a test called C-reactive protein or CRP. What is yours?
A large contributor to the inflammation in the body is the high intake of fructose. With the increased prevalence of high fructose diets in the Western world, understanding the impact of fructose on human health is critical. Fructose contributes to numerous metabolic disorders such as diabetes, obesity, cancer, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
What is ORAC value?
ORAC or the oxygen radical absorbance capacity measures the free radical destroying potential of a particular food. (Super Foods) US FDA note that it takes 3000-5000 Units of ORAC/Day to eliminate the formation of free radicals in the body.
Scientist largely agree there is a causative link between Oxidative stress/ free radicals and these devastating diseases. Several decades of research focused on studying the connection between oxidative stress and disease and have resulted in identification of important oxidative stress biomarkers such as C-reactive protein.
ValAsta / astaxanthin is the most powerful natural antioxidant known without side effects. It may help to reduce the amount of Oxidative Stress created in your body and help to prevent certain diseases. It may also help to reduce the inflammation created by your current disease processes.
You can read studies on Oxidative Stress and Free Radical Damage here: