Extreme Athletes

It is well known that exercise is good for you, and with so many different types of workouts available to us today, just about anyone can find something that they love. But some extreme athletes can push past healthy limits. Chronic extreme exercise training and competing in endurance events can lead to heart damage and rhythm disorders. People with genetic risk factors are especially vulnerable.  This is due to the mass production of free radicals or ROS.  ValAsta will neutralize excess free radicals or ROS and also reduce lactic acid build up. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3947967/#:~:text=Astaxanthin%20also%20inhibited%20the%20decrease,reduction%20and%20inhibits%20muscle%20contraction.

A study done on marathon runners found that after finishing extreme running events, athletes’ blood samples contain biomarkers associated with heart damage. These damage indicators usually go away by themselves, but when the heart endures extreme physical stress over and over, the temporary damage may lead to remodeling of the heart or physical changes such as thicker heart walls and scarring of the heart. Changes in renal markers and acute kidney injury after marathon running - PubMed (nih.gov)

Other research reveals that moderate level of ROS production during exercise promotes positive physiological adaptation in the active skeletal muscles (e.g., mitochondrial biogenesis, synthesis of antioxidant enzymes, and stress proteins), whereas high levels of ROS production result in damage to macromolecular structures (e.g., proteins, lipids, and DNA).

Type of sports have no impact on the levels of oxidative status markers. Elite sports engagement is a potent stimulus of oxidative stress that leads to the large recruitment of antioxidative defense implicating that oxidative stress status should be monitored. Consumption of antioxidants is recommended as a part of training regime.

Oxidative stress status in elite athletes engaged in different sport disciplines - PMC (nih.gov)

To minimize the risk of free radical production in long duration and high-intensity exercise it is best to neutralize the ROS production. 

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    Is Astaxanthin Safe?

    The safety of astaxanthin administered orally was assessed in a medical trial undertaken in healthy adults. Volunteers were administered astaxanthin or placebo for eight-weeks. The authors concluded that healthy adults could safely consume natural astaxanthin.

    In another study, high concentrations of astaxanthin were tested with blood taken from volunteers, 8 of whom were taking aspirin and 12 who were not. Even medical grade concentrations of astaxanthin had no adverse effects.

    No significant side effects have been reported so far in published human studies in which astaxanthin was administered to humans.

    Are There Any Side Effects?

    • Astaxanthin has been classified as a generally safe supplement in the USA.
    • ValAsta is 100% natural and has no serious side effects.
    • The only side effects we have observed are a slightly reddish stool and in rare cases some stomach discomfort.

    Benefits of ValAsta

    • The only Patented astaxanthin for treatment of diseases.
    • The world’s strongest natural anti-inflammatory.
    • The world’s strongest natural antioxidant.
    • 6000 x stronger than vitamin C
    • Used to reduce chronic inflammation.
    • Used as an anti-ageing supplement.
    • Used as a health & fitness supplement.
    • Protects health at a cellular level.
    • Neutralized free radicals or ROS.