Exploring Effects of High Altitude Travel

Exploring Effects of High Altitude Travel

Frequent fliers should take note – flying at high altitudes and lack of oxygen in pressurized cabins increase oxidative stress that can be harmful to health. The body’s response begins in a similar manner to that of mountain climbers trying to acclimate to high altitudes and it’s that response that triggers oxidative stress. Reducing the amount of air travel is impossible for many people so it’s essential to understand what measures can be taken to mitigate the damage.*

The correlation between radiation, oxidative stress and aging has been well-documented. Oxidative stress damages the body at the cellular level. If the body’s own immune system’s ability to manufacture sufficient anti-oxidants is compromised, damage results that can be seen as the fine lines and wrinkles associated with aging.*

Oxidative stress occurs when the body is exposed to increased amounts of radiation from a sources ranging from the sun’s rays to routine diagnostic procedures. High-altitude travel increases exposure to radiation and pressurized cabins can limit the amount of available oxygen, leading to the same symptoms experienced during recreational pursuits in altitudes in which oxygen content exists at lesser levels.*

Earth’s atmosphere acts as a barrier to various types of radiation, but that protective sphere thins at higher altitudes. On an average flight, passengers, pilots and flight attendants are exposed to approximately 15 percent of the maximum dosage recommended within each 24 hour period. The cumulative effect of frequent or long international flights can be significant.*

The amount of radiation can increase dramatically during periods of high solar activity, creating the potential for additional oxidative stress. Combined with the effects of lower oxygen levels of pressurized cabins, the oxidative stress engendered in one study was equal to athletic training conducted at 3,000 feet.*

To help frequent fliers that are regularly exposed to elevated levels of radiation, Schoenwetter, LLC developed RxQ Antioxidant Complex. Created after years of comprehensive DNA research, the firm’s proprietary formula features a unique blend of amino acids and complementary ingredients that may help minimize the effects of radiation caused by oxidative stress. The complex provides the body with raw materials needed to support the production of anti-oxidants.*

*Disclaimer: The statements and information contained on this website have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. The products featured on this website are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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