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What is Oxidative Stress and How It Affects Our Body?

You may have heard about the new Informed Sport-certified dietary supplement CORE ASX®, which offers a wide range of health benefits by protecting the body’s cells against oxidative stress. But what is ‘oxidative stress’, and how it affects our body?

Oxidative stress is a natural phenomenon mainly caused by an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in the body. The resulting damage to the body’s cells, tissues and even our DNA plays a key role in the general aging process.

As humans, we are constantly exposed to free radicals in our environment. Common risk factors include pollution, sun radiation, smoking, consuming alcohol, and an unhealthy diet. A high level of exposure can restrict the body’s ability to fight the harmful effects of free radicals.

Under normal circumstances, the body is able to detoxify these free radicals to prevent any major damage from taking place. However, as we age and become subjected to more external stressors there are times when the production and accumulation of free radicals greatly outweighs the body’s natural ability to fight them.

Antioxidants help to counteract this process by restoring balance and providing cellular protection against the damaging effects of free radicals. CORE ASX® combines three powerful natural antioxidants to fulfil this purpose – Natural pure ASX, vitamin C and Natural vitamin E.

Natural Pure astaxanthin (ASX) has a unique molecular structure that makes it hundreds of times stronger than many other antioxidant molecules. The unique structure of ASX make it one of the most powerful antioxidants known to science, giving it a superior ability to neutralise free radicals.

When combined, vitamins C and E offer a truly unique solution for fighting oxidative stress by forming an ‘antioxidant network’ in the body. Vitamin C is able to regenerate the oxidised form of vitamin E, resulting in a process known as ‘vitamin E recycling’ where the antioxidant function of vitamin E is continuously restored. This enhanced level of antioxidant protection is more than either vitamin can offer on its own.

Since oxidative stress occurs in a wide range of cells and tissues, if we are able to reduce this stress then the benefits can be far-reaching. By protecting cellular health, the natural antioxidants in CORE ASX® have been shown to boost immunity, eye health, muscle performance and recovery, cognitive function and even skin health.

With more than one billion cells in the human body, it is never too late to start restoring the balance and counteracting the damaging effects of free radicals!

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