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Valasta and Endurance
ValAsta for your Endurance Training, Fitness. Athletes training for competition will produce an excessive amount of Nitrogen and Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS). This excess production will overwhelm the body’s antioxidant defense system, causing a state of oxidative stress. Consequently, lipid, protein and nucleic molecules may become damaged, with potentially detrimental impacts on normal physiological function. The intake/ingestion of oral antioxidants has, become common practice in both recreationally active and athletic populations. Making the Patented ValAsta /astaxanthin a part of your training regimen will help neutralize the excess production of these potentially damaging unstable molecules. Optimizing Endurance during Exercise. Muscles use carbohydrates and lipids as nutrient sources to produce energy during exercise. Carbohydrates are a quick source of energy used by muscles, while lipids provide a slower, sustained energy source. During high endurance exercise, lipids are the optimal energy source for maintaining muscle metabolic activity. Muscles burn lipids and oxygen to produce energy and damaging byproducts called Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS).ROS are unstable molecules that can damage tissues and trigger exercise-induced inflammation. Excess ROS can also hamper the muscles’ ability to utilize lipids by damaging the lipid transporter, CPT1. Without CPT1, lipids cannot enter the metabolic pathway that helps muscles function at their best. This forces muscles to rely on carbohydrates for fast energy, leading to premature onset of muscle fatigue and a buildup of lactic acid. ValAsta Astaxanthin is a nutrient harvested from algae, and a powerful natural antioxidant with a unique ability to deposit in muscle mitochondria where it can quench ROS produced during exercise, promote carbohydrate sparing, and contribute to high levels of endurance. In a landmark study, Astaxanthin was able to protect the CPT1 lipid transporter from oxidative damage, helping exercising mice maintain lipid metabolism, and reducing exercise-induced oxidative damage to both skeletal and cardiac muscles. Mice fed Astaxanthin were able to run longer distances compared to mice fed a regular mouse chow.

ValAsta Sam Shepherd explains ROS /reactive oxygen species/ and on the oxidative stress

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