Astaxanthin, a naturally derived carotenoid, boasts profound antioxidant properties that support skin health and the immune system while reducing inflammation and cholesterol levels.
Per mg, it is about 6000 times more potent than vitamin C.
The need to know
What are the benefits?
Brain, heart, skin and eye protector
Improves exercise recovery and soreness
Helps to reduce cholesterol
Astaxanthin is a member of the carotenoid family, compounds celebrated for their potent antioxidant behaviour. Antioxidants like astaxanthin neutralise harmful free radicals in the body, reducing oxidative stress, which is linked to ageing, inflammation, and various chronic diseases. Astaxanthin's role in skin health is dual: it augments other antioxidants, amplifies their effects, and directly benefits the skin by boosting elasticity and minimizing moisture loss. Its natural occurrence in marine life, like salmon and krill, is a testament to its health-giving properties. Clinically, it's been demonstrated to enhance the immune response, curb inflammation, and even decrease levels of LDL cholesterol.
Its bright pigment, responsible for the reddish tint in various foods, is also an indicator of its potency.
How will I know its working?
Users may notice improved skin texture, reduced signs of ageing, and possibly increased overall well-being. Some might even observe a reddish hue in their stools due to the pigment at very high doses.
When to take it?
Take 1 tablet daily with food and water, unless specified otherwise on the sachet.
Serving Size 1 Vegetarian Capsule
Per Serving% Daily
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
Astaxanthin is what gives salmon its pinkish-orange hue.
This carotenoid is about 6000 times stronger in antioxidant activity than vitamin C.
The red coloring in flamingos is a result of consuming astaxanthin-rich organisms.
Publications you might find interesting
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The latest research
1. Fassett, R.G., and Coombes, J.S. "Astaxanthin: A Potential Therapeutic Agent in Cardiovascular Disease." *Marine Drugs* 9.3 (2011): 447-465.
2. Tominaga, K., et al. "Cosmetic benefits of astaxanthin on humans subjects." *Acta Biochimica Polonica* 59.1 (2012): 43-47.
3. Ambati, R.R., et al. "Astaxanthin: Sources, Extraction, Stability, Biological Activities and Its Commercial Applications—A Review." *Marine Drugs* 12.1 (2014): 128-152.
4. Park, J.S., et al. "Astaxanthin decreased oxidative stress and inflammation and enhanced immune response in humans." *Nutrition & Metabolism* 7.1 (2010): 18.
5. Yamashita, E. "The Effects of a Dietary Supplement Containing Astaxanthin on Skin Condition." *Carotenoid Science* 10 (2006): 91-95.
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