Astaxanthin

“Stronger Than Any Vitamin”

Astaxanthin is a xanthophyll carotenoid present in microalgae, fungi, complex plants, seafood, flamingos and quail. It is a potent antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties. Astaxanthin is 6,000 times stronger than vitamin C, 800 times stronger than CoQ10, 550 times stronger than green tea catechins and 75 times stronger than alpha lipoic acid (1). Astaxanthin supplementation is extremely useful for anyone, above 18 years of age. The interest in this compound has increased dramatically over the last few years and many studies are now applying this molecule across many disease models.

benefits

How

Astaxanthin

can help you:

It is a potent antioxidant that has been proven to help with cardiovascular risks, protect the brain, and modulation the immune system. In particular, many athletes and physically active people can benefit from Astaxanthin's endurance enhancing properties.

Nootropic Properties

  • Enhances adult hippocampal neurogenesis, thereby facilitating greater memory performance and cognition (7).
  • Improves stem cell potency via increased proliferation of neural progenitor cells (8).
  • Astaxanthin can alleviate brain aging via upregulating the expression of Brain-Derived-Neurotrophic-Factor, whilst simultaneously decreasing COX-2 in the brain (9).
  • Possess powerful antidepressant-like activity, via increasing the activity of serotonin in the brain (14).
  • Astaxanthin can improve cognition by protecting neurons against inflammation injury potentially through inhibiting the nuclear translocation of NF-κB and down-regulating TNF-α (15).

Longevity/Health

  • Potent antioxidant, which reduces neurodegeneration (10).
  • Strengthens the cardiovascular system, via lowering lipids, acting as an antioxidant and via it’s antihypertensive effects (11).
  • An astaxanthin compound, CDX-08, has been found to significantly increase the expression of the FOXO3 gene, which can in turn increase longevity (12).

Physical Performance

  • Can significantly delay exhaustion in aerobic swimming tests (2).
  • Significantly improves cycle trial times, through an undiscovered mechanism (3).
  • Reduces lactic acid build up (a marker of fatigue) following 1200m of running after 4 weeks of supplementation and found that the 2 min post-running lactic acid concentration was significantly lower in the astaxanthin supplemented runners vs. control (4).
  • Astaxanthin attenuates muscle damage and inhibits peroxidation of DNA and lipids due to prolonged exercise, thereby preventing muscle atrophy (16).
  • Astaxanthin attenuates oxidative stress and damage in young soccer players, thereby contributing to improved muscle recovery and soreness (5).

Sunscreen

  • Protects against UVA skin damage, also known as sunlight through windows (17).
  • Long-term astaxanthin supplementation may prophylactically inhibit skin deterioration induced over time by environmental damage and consequently retard the skin aging process via its anti-inflammatory effect (18).
DOSAGE STRATEGY

How to use

Astaxanthin

4mg minimum, with a high fat meal. Can have upto 12mg per day, although 4mg is sufficient.

General population:

4mg minimum, with a high fat meal. Can have upto 12mg per day, although 4mg is sufficient.

Adults:

4mg minimum, with a high fat meal. Can have upto 12mg per day, although 4mg is sufficient.

4mg minimum, with a high fat meal. Can have upto 12mg per day, although 4mg is sufficient.
mg of

Ideal for:

At 4mg per day, noticebale effects will be present at the 5 day mark.

Athletes, energy, fatigue, busy people.

CAUTIONS

Astaxanthin

safety and
medication interactions.

Safety assessment

No adverse events have been reported and there is evidence of a reduction in biomarkers of oxidative stress and inflammation with astaxanthin administration.

Medication interactions

  • Please consult with your healthcare professional prior to using Astaxanthin.

Side Effects / Contraindications

  • Higher dosages may change the skin pigmentation/colour.
  • May lower blood sugar levels.

Allergies

  • People allergic to seafood are advised to avoid astaxanthin.

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