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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

  • Great Product

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    I love Lifestream products, they're a high quality and high integrity company. Some really great clinical studies have been done on Astaxanthins' effectiveness and I like that the dosage of Astaxanthin in this product is what has been found to be the best for the body. I find my skin looks its best when I'm taking this and I feel really good.

    Also 5 stars to Healthpost for the wonderful service as always!

    Emma'Jayne

    21/09/18

  • Great product!

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    I initially bought this to help with reduced sunburn, and found it works really well. Its had an nice side effect of helping with my light sensitivity issues, I get less/no headaches in the office now when under fluorescent lights! Astaxanthin is a strong antioxidant and must really help protect my eyes

    SP

    30/07/18

  • Good product

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    Works well, a good source of Omega 3 that has noticeable effects

    Blair

    17/07/18

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    Astaxanthin, pronounced asta-zan-thin, is the reddish pink pigment present in some salt water algae under certain natural conditions that turn salmon, crayfish and prawns their pinky colour. Astaxanthin also is responsible for giving flamingoes their ...

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