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Monday, 2 September 2013

An Expensive Way to Buy Salt Water

ASEA is a diet supplement described as a “life-changing” health aid that can benefit everyone.
“ASEA is trillions of stable, perfectly balanced Redox Signaling Molecules suspended in a pristine saline solution—the same molecules that exist in the cells of the human body. Redox signaling is a function that is central to all life. Signaling molecules are created within every cell in the body. After the age of 12, our cells make fewer and fewer of these molecules. ASEA is the world’s only source for replenishing them.”
okay !!
Is it FDA approved?
no, it is not intended to treat or prevent any disease
okay, what is the active ingredients?
ASEA is a mixture of 16 chemically recombined products of salt and water with completely new chemical properties. It is no longer salt or water just like table salt is no longer chlorine gas or sodium metal.
what a precise answer !!

About their clinical evidence: 
 
They have some scientific studies that they say “prove” the presence and effectiveness of those “chemically recombined products,” but they actually do no such thing. Their evidence is indirect and unconvincing. They say the product contains an equilibrium of several known reactive molecules that are stable in ASEA and measurable using standard analytic methods. But they never name any of those known molecules, and their analytic method is to use a fluorescent indicator as a probe for unspecified “highly reactive oxygen species.” 
They tested antioxidant enhancement and oxidative stress reduction in cell cultures and found “large, well-defined effects.”  
They tested 17 athletes and found a 3% increase in VO2max.  They didn’t have a control group and either didn’t bother to calculate whether the observed changes were statistically significant or calculated that they were not statistically significant and chose not to mention that. 
A small study of cyclists was done with a crossover control but with no placebo control. It measured a number of changes in metabolites that “may represent effects on inflammation, oxidative stress, and physiologic stress.” 
Not a single placebo-controlled study. Worse, these studies were “in house” studies that were never published in a peer-reviewed journal. Steven Novella recently pointed out the unreliability of such studies. 
Nothing listed in PubMed. Without replication, peer review, and better designed studies, this research does not constitute any credible evidence to support the claims for ASEA.  They have made what Carl Sagan would have called extraordinary claims and they have not even provided any ordinary evidence, much less any extraordinary evidence.

What about toxicity?
They claim it is proven to be completely safe, with zero toxicity !!
I will just said that there is nothing with zero toxicity, even salt has its toxicity !!

Only pharmacokinetics and chemistry basics can expose them,
according to them these molecules are a type of ROS, and it is taken orally
any thing taken orally goes under very drastic processes; first the digestive system then the first pass metabolism in liver, so tell me how these very reactive molecule will reach the blood to be distributed to tissues !!


ASEA is salt water. You can make your own salt water at home for much less than a dollar an ounce. The only value of the product is the entertainment value that can be derived from reading the imaginative pseudoscientific explanations they have dreamed up to sell it.
  
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