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What is AstaFactor®?
AstaFactor® is a proprietary branded natural astaxanthin product produced by Mera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The formulation includes astaxanthin with natural rice bran oil. AstaFactor® with astaxanthin is a natural dietary supplement with superior antioxidant capabilities, as well as anti-inflammatory and immune-regulating properties.
How does AstaFactor® work in the body?
After ingestion, astaxanthin is absorbed in the small intestine and then transported to the liver where it binds to lipoproteins for transport through the body. Its small molecular structure enables it to attach to both the outer and inner surfaces of cell membranes, thus strengthening and protecting them from free radical attack. Because astaxanthin is an oxygenated carotenoid, it has superior antioxidant capabilities. It serves as an antioxidant by either scavenging free radicals or quenching singlet oxygen. On-going studies suggest that astaxanthin also exhibits potent anti-inflammatory and immune regulating capabilities. It is also thought that astaxanthin improves the immune defense system by modulating T cell-mediated responses.
How does oxidative stress affect our joints and muscles?
Oxidative stress can contribute to sore muscles and stiff joints in the same manner that rust attacks and damages bare metal. It also affects our energy levels and endurance. When we exercise, the body increases its use of oxygen. One of the byproducts of oxygen metabolism is free radicals that occur at the muscle tissue and joint sites. The result of damage at these sites can be soreness and fatigue. Both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis have been linked to oxidative stress. All of these conditions: exercise-induced muscle damage, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, possess both inflammatory and oxidative stress components. Taking a dietary supplement like AstaFactor®, with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, could help reduce associated pain in these conditions. Studies have shown that astaxanthin can significantly reduce joint pain and improve physical performance in people with rheumatoid arthritis and that astaxanthin can increase strength and endurance.
How does oxidative stress relate to health?
Fortunately, our bodies possess an array of antioxidant defenses against oxidative stress. The antioxidants work together to tackle and neutralize free radicals rendering them harmless, and allowing them to be easily eliminated from the body. When these antioxidants are not able to sufficiently protect against oxidative stress, the body may experience accelerated aging and various chronic diseases.
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