Oxdation is natures way of aging you and astaxanthin is the strongest antioxidant in nature. Think of the way metal rusts or how an apple turns brown. Oxidation is the way everything is destroyed. When people talk about infection or toxins or poor diet-ultimately these things are bad for you because they accelerate the oxidation of YOU.
Most of the astaxanthin supplements produced today come from a red algae that give sea life like trout, yeast, shrimp, Pacific salmon, among others their pinkish color.
I think we’ve all heard of Vitamin C and the reason why we like it is because it’s an anti-oxidant Astaxanthin is 6000x stronger than Vitamin C.
Astaxanthin is well studied; there are 1400 papers and 50 clinical trials on astaxanthin that conclude it is a necessity in your everyday life to prevent cellular oxidation. Here are just a few of the cool medical results that have me taking this everyday and multiple times per day if I’m sick. tired, or going to have a long weekend.
Study results on astaxanthin:
Oxidative StressLDL-C significantly reduced (-10.4%, p<0.05)
Apolipoprotein B significantly reduced (-7.6%, p<0.01)
Triglycerides significantly reduced (-25.8%, p<0.05)
HDL-C significantly increased ( 14.5%, p<0.01)
Paraoxonase-1 activity protected (p<0.01)
LDL oxidation decreased ex vivo (p<0.01)
Adiponectin significantly increased
Two studies: 26% (P<0.01), 14% (p=0.0053)
Blood pressure significantly reduced (two studies)
SBP -4.6% (p=0.021), DBP -6.9% (p<0.001)
Blood flow velocity significantly increased
Choroidal ( p=0.018), whole blood transit time (p<0.01)
Oxidative stress significantly altered (MDA, IsoP, SOD, TAC)