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Astaxanthin Supplements

Astaxanthin is a carotenoid pigment (classed as a xanthophyll) found in algae and the fish that feed on them. Astaxanthin is an effective antioxidant that is both fat and water soluble and therefore active throughout the body, with the ability to cross the blood/brain barrier.

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Astaxanthin Info

Astaxanthin is a carotenoid pigment (classed as a xanthophyll) found in algae and the fish that feed on them. Essential to the diet of salmon, crabs and crayfish, it is responsible for their pink colour. High levels are found in krill oil. Astaxanthin is an effective antioxidant that is both fat and water soluble and therefore active throughout the body, with the ability to cross the blood/brain barrier.

Astaxanthin Benefits

Astaxanthin is a superior antioxidant that improves free radical protection via recycling of other antioxidants (vitamin E, beta carotene, lycopene and glutathione) thereby prolonging their effect. Its antioxidant effect helps protect from sunburn and UV radiation, and directly supports eye, nervous system, skin, heart and prostate health. It helps reduce LDL cholesterol. Astaxanthin reduces recovery time after exercise by speeding up muscle healing, and improves strength and endurance in athletic performance. Its role in visual health extends to prevention of macular degeneration. Pain from arthritis, chronic backache, carpal tunnel syndrome and RSI can all be relieved. Immune function improves and nervous system diseases such as Alzheimer’s may be prevented.

Astaxanthin Side Effects

There have been no human studies on long term use of astaxanthin, so risks are unknown. Contraindicated for those with known allergies to astaxanthin, hormone-sensitive conditions or immune disorders. Use with caution if you have hypertension, asthma, parathyroid disorders, or osteoporosis. In rare cases astaxanthin may lower blood pressure, increase skin pigmentation and hair growth, affect hormone levels, lower blood calcium, alter blood count, decrease libido or enlarge breasts (in men). May interact with drug or herbal medications – consult your health practitioner for information.

Product Reviews

  • Excellent

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    Excellent product. Particularly good for dry and dehydrated skin. Highly recommend it.
    Better then the more expensive products on the market. Will use again.

    Paula

    20/01/17

  • Love it

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    I have been using this product for 3 months and have happily purchased more! I have noticed a difference with fine lines and my nails. I love that my skin looks great when I wake up in the morning, like its been regenerated overnight. My nails definitely seem stronger and I am very hard on my nails! If you are looking for a great product that helps with the collagen then this is the one. I have tried a few different brands - and while they made small difference, with this one I noticed a massive improvement.

    Abbey

    11/01/17

  • Significant improvement in a short time

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    I have only been taking this product for a couple of weeks and, quite unexpectedly, have found excellent results with it already. My skin has become very susceptible to sunburn to the point that I spend a lot of time avoiding it (on reflection this may be due to a long-term health condition) which is very inconvenient as an active person. I have even got into the habit of covering up while hanging out washing, in summer. While I felt it was worth trying I wasn't sure if it would make any difference and, if any, I didn't expect any improvement to be evident for some time, as indicated by the information on the product container. I can be a bit lax with sunscreen because I hate being covered in sticky goop. In recent days I have twice been outside for one to two hours, while walking, with no sunscreen on. I would normally expect to be sunburnt from these outings, however this has not happened so I am blown away by the protection the product is offering already. I definitely recommend this product.

    Naomi

    8/01/17

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