Astaxanthin is most commonly used as an antioxidant and may be beneficial in decreasing the risks of certain chronic diseases, such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. Astaxanthin is supposed to protect against LDL cholesterol, the unhealthy kind, and prevents LDL particles from being released and building in arteries (atherosclerosis) while reducing C-Reactive Protein (inflammation marker). It has also been shown to improve the skin including diminishing age spots, freckles and wrinkles, fight sun damage, improving moisture content, reducing wrinkles and improves the nervous system's function. Let's also add on that is helps with joint inflammation and protection from diabetes. After looking into this further, it all makes sense why it's not making headlines...IT CANNOT BE PATENTED! Pharmaceutical companies cannot get rich off of this.
Astaxanthin From NaturalNews.com, "You know what makes the flesh of salmon pink? Astaxanthin. And guess what gives salmon the seemingly superhuman ability to achieve marathon swimming feats, leaping up waterfalls against the current? Astaxanthin, of course. Without astaxanthin, salmon are mere average performers, and their survival rate drops to less than one in five. But with astaxanthin, they become superstars of the aquatic world, performing feats of physical strength and endurance that, in proportion, dwarf the greatest achievements of the world's top human athletes. (And their survival rate on salmon farms leaps from 17% to an astonishing 98%!)"
Astaxanthin is a carotenoid that is generally known to be a powerful antioxidant, being measured in some in vitro tests to be hundreds of times more potent than vitamin C or vitamin E!
Also a good one for athletes! "It improves muscle endurance, proven in lab mice doing swimming endurance tests and in men doing squats with a 94-pound barbell. The mice were able to maintain blood glucose levels better than the controls and burn more fat to keep them swimming longer. The men improved their squats by 19% in the placebo group and 55% in the astaxanthin groupafter taking 4 mg/day of astaxanthin for 6 months." - www.hahealthnews.com
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