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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

  • Happy with results, comments are amazing!

    I did not really start to notice a difference in appearance until now, but in the first week I noticed that I was sleeping a lot better which is what I originally got these for. Now, people are commenting about my skin and hair, I have even been asked if I coloured my hair, and what I have done with it - which is nothing! My nails are a lot stronger now too. You must stick with this, be patient it does work :-) I had found out from a cousin of mine who works a lot with skin and the body, that these are best taken one - two hours after dinner, at night, so your body can make the best use of it. I am down to the last 8 caps' now (for an idea about how long it takes), getting ready to reorder this :-)

    Sarah

    28/11/16

  • Im still on my first bottle of Advanced Eye care, all good so far, will try another bottle .

    My parcel arrived very quickly, great service. Will shop here again !!!!

    Gail

    25/11/16

  • Seen improvements

    I originally started taking this to try and strengthen my nails, I haven't had much improvement with this but my hair has grown so quickly and my eyelashes are alot longer! I have also noticed and improvement in my skin it is not as dry. I would recommend this product.

    Caro

    18/11/16

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