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Astaxanthin - 6 mg, 60 softgels
Astaxanthin


 
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Astaxantin is a potent antioxidant beneficial for joint, tendon, cardiovascular health, and immune support. Because of its unique molecular structure astaxanthin molecules can span the entire cell membrane, making it remarkably effective at neutralizing free radicals.
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Benefits

  • Supports joint and tendon health
  • Support cardiovascular function and immune health.
  • Protects cell function and neutralizes free radicals.
  • Promotes vision health.

Product Information

Astaxantin is a member of the carotenoid family and is classified as a "xanthophyll," which means “yellow leaves” (as opposed to, for example, a chlorophyll) though it's actual color is a red-orange. Astaxanthin is naturally found in a variety of sources, including microalgae, salmon, trout, krill and other crustaceans.

Due to its molecular structure, astaxanthanin is able to pass the blood-brain barrier and has the ability to move throughout the entire body, providing powerful protection to our cells. Unlike other antioxidants, because of what are known as “polar hydrophilic ends,” astaxanthin molecules can span the entire cell membrane, making it remarkably effective at neutralizing free radicals.

Astaxanthin, which appears as a red-orange pigment, is related to other well-known carotenoids beta-carotene and lutein. Astaxanthin, however, has a stronger antioxidant activity (estimated to be 10 times higher than beta-carotene). Studies suggest that astaxanthin as a antioxidant, can be 1,000 times more effective than vitamin E. In many of the aquatic animals where this pigment is found, astaxanthin carries out a number of biological functions, ranging from protection against oxidation of essential polyunsaturated fatty acids, protection against UV-light effects, and vision.

Warnings

  • Other carotenoids may compete for absorption in the gastrointestinal tract, thereby interfering with the body's ability to absorb astaxanthin.
Factoids
  • Astaxanthin is the main carotenoid pigment found in aquatic animals.
  • A study performed and published in 1990 in published in "Physiological Chemistry & Physics & Medical NMR" indicated that astaxanthin is a potent antioxidant, protecting cells and boosting immunity.
  • The pigment astaxanthin also helped maintain healthy blood pressure and healthy insulin sensitivity, according to a study published in February 2011 in the "International Journal of Medical Sciences."

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Astaxanthin-6mg October 13, 2016
Reviewer: Patricia S. from Atwater , OH United States  
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Ast September 27, 2012
Reviewer: Alfred W. from Wan Chai, WanChai Hong Kong  
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