Astaxanthin is one of nature’s strongest antioxidants and has been used to support many body systems such as the eyes, brain, nervous system, skin, muscles, and joints. Astaxanthin is found in red algae and works its way up the food chain in marine life where it is seen in crustaceans, salmon, and even flamingos. Our Astaxanthin is red algae derived by CO2 and cultivated in the USA.
Unlike other antioxidants, such as beta carotene, zeaxanthin, vitamin E, C, D and selenium, astaxanthin never becomes pro-oxidant in the body. Astaxanthin is in a class of its own when it comes to antioxidant coverage, because it filters into every cell of the body.
Key Health Benefits
Studies are clear and consistent and show excellent results for helping with skin moisture levels, smoothness, elasticity, fine wrinkles, and spots or freckles.
Astaxanthin is indicated for recovery of muscles, better endurance, enhanced strength and improved energy levels.
Clinical trials have shown that astaxanthin may helps diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, eye strain and fatigue and seeing in fine detail.
A 2007 study analyzed several popular antioxidants and their antioxidant power. This study found astaxanthin was 6,000 times stronger than vitamin C, 800 times stronger than CoQ10, 550 times stronger than green tea catechins and 75 times stronger than alpha lipoic acid!
Astaxanthin does this in part due to its ability to support the lipid membranes of our cells from the formation of phospholipid hydroperoxides (PLOOHs). In brain cells, high levels of PLOOHs are linked to increased risk of dementia due to impaired blood flow and reduced oxygenation. The importance of fat soluble antioxidants like astaxanthin cannot be overstated.