Astaxanthin (4mg) Overview
Astaxanthin is a terpene carotenoid found naturally in salmon, plankton, krill, shrimp, algae and some yeasts. It is an extremely potent antioxidant and is responsible for the red-orange color of salmon. Supplementing with Astaxanthin may help reduce joint pain, inflammation and arthritis, promote skin and eye health, and improve endurance *
Astaxanthin is similar to alpha lipoic acid in that it can easily cross cell membranes as well as the blood brain barrier, providing antioxidant protection to both the brain and central nervous system. Astaxanthin helps reduce oxidative stress in every part of your body: your eyes, brain, heart, muscles, skin and every other organ. It protects your body at the cellular level and can even help improve endurance by improving mitochondrial function, the energy-manufacturing organelles found in every cell in the body. *
Astaxanthin has also been reported to improve inflammation, joint and lower back pain. Interestingly enough, inflammation is typically the cause of both joint and lower back pain. It is well known that the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA both possess powerful anti-inflammatory properties and it is thought that Astaxanthin works synergistically with these omega-3s to reduce joint pain. These anti-inflammatory properties also carry over into protecting the eyes and skin. Because of its many health benefits and prominent antioxidative role in the body, Astaxanthin is often listed as a “must have” supplement along with vitamin D and fish oil. *
-Promotes Skin & Eye Health*
* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.
Astaxanthin (4mg) Description from Body First
Astaxanthin is a naturally occurring carotenoid that, because of its unique structure, provides a wide range of antioxidant benefits. Because Astaxanthin is able to cross the blood-brain and blood-retina barriers, it can deliver potent antioxidant protection directly to the eye, brain, and nervous system. Zanthin Astaxanthin has been patented for its ability to support retinal and overall ocular health. Scientific studies have also demonstrated that Astaxanthin can help to support a healthy inflammatory response.
|Serving Size: 1 veg sgel|
Servings Per Container: 60
|Ingredient||Amount||% Daily Value**|
|Zanthin Natural Astaxanthin (CO2 extract of Haematococcus pluvialis algae)||4mg|
| ** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
† Daily Value not established.
Other ingredients: extra virgin olive oil, vegetarian softgel capsule (glycerin, modified corn starch, carrageenan, sorbitol, water), and antioxidant blend (mixed tocopherols, rosemary extract). Contains soy derivative.
As a dietary supplement, take 1 softgel daily with a fat-containing meal.