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All You Need to Know About Astaxanthin

Industry by Rosemary Tambini on February 4, 2019

All You Need to Know About Astaxanthin

For those of you who love salmon, like myself, have you ever wondered what causes its pink color? As you may guess from the title, the answer is astaxanthin--the carotenoid so strong that it gives flamingos their bright pink color. Fun fact: flamingos are actually born white and turn pink as they start eating astaxanthin-rich food such as algae.

What does it do for us?

In addition to giving food and flamingos their vibrant color, astaxanthin is a powerful anti-inflammatory compound (algaecal). Our skin, eyes and immune system all benefit greatly from it. Let’s take a closer look.

1. Skin

Starting with the skin, astaxanthin can be used topically to smooth wrinkles, promote moisture maintenance, and shrink age spots. This isn’t just hearsay, it’s been scientifically proven, though more research is necessary for definitive conclusions (healthline).

2. Eyes

Astaxanthin can slow and even reverse age-related eye degeneration. It has the ability to combat blue light, something that is probably damaging your eyes as you read this article. This compound absorbs harmful light, protecting your eye cells from oxidative stress (blog.bulletproof).

3. Immunity

Research shows that astaxanthin works to balance the immune system by stimulating it’s infection- and cancer-fighting components, all while “helping suppress the overactive immune responses that create needless inflammation” (lifeextension).

4. Joints

Though results have been mixed thus far, there are hopeful signs of astaxanthin’s agency in treating joint pain. This is good news for those with rheumatoid arthritis, which affects around 1 in every 5 Americans, and carpal tunnel syndrome (healthline).

5. Cholesterol

Reducing LDL cholesterol, while increasing HDL cholesterol, astaxanthin can prevent lipid oxidation in blood vessels (selfhacked).

If the above information hasn’t sold you, astaxanthin is…

  • 54 times more powerful than Beta-Carotene
  • 12 times more powerful than Vitamin E
  • 65 more powerful than VItamin C

Ideas Rolling

Keep in mind that these are only some of the many ways astaxanthin can improve the health of so many more people. Be it a purely astaxanthin supplement or a combo with algae or krill oil, the potential is endless. Most commonly offered in softgel form, supplemental astaxanthin can ease pain and protect the health of so many of your customers. The ball is now in your court. All you have to do with take the first step by reaching out to one of our specialists, and we will guide the way to the next best astaxanthin product!


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