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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 this product and find this brand cost effective too. I use it if I have been a bit run down or lacking on sleep and it helps to keep me well. I also use it when I think I will have a demanding day or if I am around people who are unwell. I have been using it as needed for two or three years now, and it is one I tend to buy again. I usually take 3 or 4 at a time.

    Nancy

    11/04/18

  • KRILL OIL

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    I was told by a doctor that the Krill oil was far more beneficial than normal fish oils so I changed over. My knees are still sore but no where near as bad as they used to be. A few things I have noticed are my skin tans better in the summer, it doesnt seem to be as dry as it used to. My bad back is feeling a lot better and some days no pain at all. Little subtle changes that I attribute to the Krill Oil. A little fishy taste, hardly noticibly if I happen to burb a while after taking but nothing offensive. I will keep taking them and the convenience to order on line and have delivered is awesome.

    Debi

    4/02/18

  • Great improvement in hair and nails

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    Nail and hair growth greatly improved. Finger nails much stronger.

    Belinda

    1/02/18

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