Understanding Astaxanthin

Understanding Astaxanthin

We all know that antioxidants are important, helping protect the body from highly reactive molecules called free radicals that can cause oxidative stress.

Natural astaxanthin is unique among antioxidants because of the shape of its molecule. It is both water & fat-soluble, which allows it to protect the entire cell from oxidative damage & so helping to slow down the aging process.

Astaxanthin is synthesized naturally in algae & contained in other fish that consume microalgae, krill, salmon, & shellfish.

 
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This supercharged antioxidant is packed with a variety of health benefits assisting in:

  1. Joint & Tendon Health - supports quicker recovery from exercise by combating sore joints making it a great supplement for athletes.

  2. Skin Health - acts as an edible sunscreen, working from the inside out to soothe the skin during exposure to harsh UV rays & is able to reduce DNA damage.

  3. Eye & Brain Health - is unique in that it crosses the blood-brain barrier & blood-retinal barrier, making it an excellent supplement for maintaining eye health, lessening the risk for cataracts, macular degeneration, blindness, & may be important for preventing dementia & Alzheimer’s disease.

Adding astaxanthin to your daily routine is an easy way to welcome long-term health benefits & anti-ageing, which is why it’s my all time fave.

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