- Indicated for stimulating immunity.
- Helps fight oxidative stress and its effects on aging.
- Protecting the skin and eyes from UV-induced damage.
Astaxanthin is the red pigment responsible for the colour of shellfish, salmon and pink flamingos. It is an exceptionally powerful antioxidant carotenoid.
Recent studies show that astaxanthin is much more effective than beta-carotene against the singlet oxygen free radical. It also fights several other harmful free radicals. It is particularly effective at protecting fragile cell and mitochondrial membranes (“Astaxanthin is much more effective than vitamin E, beta-carotene and lutein in inhibiting peroxydation process by harmful free radicals”, Miki W. et al, 1991.).
A number of in vitro and in vivo studies - animal and human - have demonstrated the antioxidant efficacy of astaxanthin and its benefits in the prevention and/or treatment of oxidative stress-related neurodegenerative diseases and cardio-vascular diseases, as well as in protecting the skin and eyes from UV-induced damage. It also has the following properties:
|Daily serving: 1 softgel
Number of servings per bottle: 30
|Quantity per serving|
|Astaxanthin (from 84 mg of Haematococcus pluvialis algae extract, standardised to 5% astaxanthin)||4 mg|
|Natural vitamin E 1000 IU/g (D-alpha-tocopherol)||15 mg|
|Other ingredients: Glyceryl mono and di-stearate, silicon dioxide, soy lecithin.|