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Astaxanthin is one of the most powerful antioxidants yet discovered.
From the maufacturer's website:
Astaxanthin is one of a group of natural pigments known as carotenoids. In nature, carotenoids are produced principally by plants and their microscopic relatives. Animalscannot synthesize carotenoids and thus all natural carotenoids are firstmade in plants.As an antioxidant, astaxanthin has been shown to be up to 500 times more powerful than Vitamin E and more than 10 times aspotent as beta-carotene. As an antioxidant, astaxanthin was shown in ORAC testing to be 5 times more potent than Lutein.* A variety of human clinical studies have shown significant health benefits from astaxanthin. Because astaxanthin freely crosses the blood-brain and blood-retina barriers, astaxanthin can readily neutralize free-radicals and other reactive species in the eye and nervous system. Protection of the eye and brain tissue from oxidative stress could potentially provide valuable support for both eye and brain health.
Astaxanthin was also found to be a powerful modulator on the immune function in a randomized, placebo controlled, double-blind human study. Likewise, when looking at the protective effects of UV light on cells, astaxanthin was found to be 1000 times more effective than both beta carotene and lutein.
Astaxanthin was also found to have excellent benefits for the cardiovascular system. By inducing enzymes that metabolize foreign compounds, astaxanthin helps the body to naturally "detoxify." One of the most remarkable recent discoveries found that astaxanthin significantly reduced the amount of DNA damage found in humans.
Astaxanthin used in this product is natural (not synthetic) and is manufactured from the microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis grown in closed culture using ultra-pure water. Our Vegan Astaxanthin has 4 mg of pure astaxanthin per softgel, which is many times stronger than many other astaxanthin products sold on the market.
4 mg. of Astaxanthin in each softgel capsule. 30 softgel capsules per container.
Suggested use: For adults take one (1) vegan softgel a day, preferably with meal or as directed by a health care professional.
Other ingredients: vegan capsule (cellulose), oleic acid, silicon dioxide, citric acid. (All of the ingredients are from plant or mineral sources.)