Suggested Use: 1-3 capsules per day, with meals.
Astaxanthin provides superior antioxidant power, boosting the natural antioxidant defenses of the skin, supporting macular health, promoting healthy immune and cellular function, enhancing joint comfort, providing potential support for the digestive environment, and demonstrating lipid and cardiovascular health properties.
What Is It?
Derived from Haematococcus pluvialis
microalgae cultivated under pristine conditions, esterfied
astaxanthin is a stable, powerful, fat-soluble antioxidant
from the carotnoid family. Haematococcus algae
produces astaxanthin to protect itself against ultraviolet induced free radical damage.*
Enhanced Antioxidant Capacity: Astaxanthin is different from beta-carotene in that it has two additional oxygenated
groups on each of its ring structures, enhancing its
ability to scavenge free radicals. It is believed to be
several hundred times more effective than vitamin E in
neutralizing singlet oxygen molecules and has been
shown to exert greater antioxidant activity than both
zeaxanthin and lutein.*
Bioavailability And Stability: astaxanthin is
formulated in a base of safflower oil to enhance
Clinically Studied: Astaxanthin has been and will continue
to be clinically studied.
Uses For Astaxanthin
Antioxidant Support: Astaxanthin protects the phospholipid
membranes of cells from oxidative damage. In a recent U.S. study, it demonstrated the ability to cross the blood brain barrier and protect the retina in animals,
suggesting its potential for supporting the brain and
nervous system from free radical damage. In one animal study, astaxanthin helped to maintain a healthy bacterial
environment in the stomach.*
Skin Support: Initial trials with astaxanthin suggest that
it may boost the skin's natural antioxidant defenses
against ultraviolet induced free radicals. In a human
clinical evaluation, supplementation with BioAstin®
astaxanthin for two weeks provided significant
antioxidant protection for the skin. In cell cultures,
astaxanthin provided greater protection than both
beta-carotene and lutein, in part by supporting catalase and superoxide dismutase activity. Astaxanthin may
also moderate the activity of polyamines generated by
exposure to sunlight.*
Joint Support: In one double-blind placebo controlled trial, BioAstin® astaxanthin significantly supported joint comfort in human volunteers. The results of another human clinical trial suggest that BioAstin® supported
knee comfort and joint function after strenuous leg
exercises. Subjects in a third study using BioAstin® reported
enhanced wrist nerve comfort.*
Immune Support: Enhanced dietary concentrations of astaxanthin have demonstrated the ability to support healthy immunoglobulin activity and immune function. Additional studies suggest astaxanthin's immune and
cellular support potential.*
Lipid And Cardiovascular Support: In another animal study, astaxanthin supported healthy lipid metabolism. Other studies are in progress to evaluate further its
cardiovascular support properties. *
What Is The Source?
Astaxanthin is derived from Haematococcus pluvialis
microalgae and cultivated under highly controlled
conditions. In addition to astaxanthin, each softgel
typically provides 40 mcg naturally occurring lutein and 65 i.u. naturally occurring vitamin A as beta carotene. ® is a registered trademark of Cyanotech Corporation.
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or Precautions?
At this time, there are no known side effects or
precautions. If pregnant or lactating, consult your
physician before taking this product.
Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
At this time, there are no known adverse reactions when taken in conjunction with medications.