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Astaxanthin - As nature’s most powerful antioxidant astaxanthin works to reduce inflammatory compounds that drive many chronic diseases, making it a very potent natural anti-inflammatory. Without all the nasty side effects of prescription anti-inflammatories, Astaxanthin works to reduce inflammation throughout the body by controlling free radicals and cell damage.
Phosphatidylcholine - Astaxanthin and many other carotenoids are fat soluble which is why phosphatidylcholine has been included to enhance the bioavailability of the astaxanthin. Such phospholipids have been shown to increase absorption by nearly 12 fold compared to stand alone Astaxanthin.
One needs phosphatidylcholine to protect nerve cell function, and astaxanthin protects the phosphatidylcholine from harmful oxidation.Olive Oil - Astaxanthin is a fat soluble carotenoid which requires fat to be absorbed. Olive oil has been included in each capsule as a healthy source of fat to bind to the Astaxanthin to help improve absorption.
Posted by Ron Goedeke on January 17, 2019
9 Evidence Based Benefits of Astaxanthin
Taking certain supplements can be a great way to improve one’s health. They can enhance a healthy diet and help your body fight off different diseases and health imbalances. One of the most versatile supplements you’ll come across is astaxanthin. Growing in popularity for its long list of benefits, rooting from its powerful antioxidant properties, this is a supplement going mainstream.
Here are 9 scientifically backed benefits of supplementing astaxanthin.
Supports Joint Health
The human joints are subject to movement and stress, thousands of times each day. Through years of repetition or injury, they are a common source of daily pain, with arthritis affecting nearly 1 in 5 people. At the source of most joint pain is inflammation and cell damage.
Studies show astaxanthin can reduce inflammation with its incredible antioxidant profile, resulting in not only pain reduction but helping to settle the joint and improve mobility.1 In animal studies, astaxanthin has also shown to reduce the degradation of cartilage, the joints natural shock absorber. 2
Potential to Fight Against Cancer
One of the most exciting benefits of astaxanthin is its potential ability to help fight cancer. Due to its antioxidant properties, a lot of research has gone into seeing how it reacts with various cancers.
A review on astaxanthin and cancer showed anti-tumor efficacy in various cancer models. 3 Research has shown that it can reduce the growth of breast cancer cells.4 Astaxanthin may also reduce your risk of getting skin cancer due to its protective properties against UV rays and skin burning. 5
Support the Immune System
The health of our immune system is an extremely important factor for our overall health. Astaxanthin has been shown to support the immune system in a variety of ways. It has been shown to enhance immune responses and decrease DNA damage.6
One study showed it improved immune signaling and improved how the immune system reacted to inflammation, concluding that astaxanthin has potential value as a therapeutic or preventive agent for management of immune diseases.7
Supports Heart Health
Astaxanthin can improve heart health by helping to normalize blood pressure and improve cholesterol profiles. Studies have shown Astaxanthin can improve blood flow and circulation8 reduce the oxidation of fatty acids in humans 9 and improve cardiac function and attenuates fibrosis. 10
An astaxanthin review concluded that many studies have shown astaxanthin can exert preventive actions against atherosclerosis, or the buildup of fats, cholesterol and other substances in and on the artery walls, via its potential to improve inflammation, lipid metabolism and glucose metabolism. Rat studies have shown astaxanthin to reduce high blood pressure and improve the elastin levels and arterial wall thicknesses. 11
Support Brain Health
Most brain diseases are a result of oxidation and inflammation damaging brain cells over a long period of time. Astaxanthin can help improve your brain health, which is key to fighting off degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. One study concluded that astaxanthin improves your cognitive functions in older people. 12 It also reduces the stress and inflammation caused by these diseases.
Another review outlined the research suggesting neuroprotective properties including anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptotic and antioxidant effects, as well as the potential to promote and maintain neural plasticity. These results are showing some serious promising for further study into astaxanthin as a therapeutic agent for neurodegenerative disease. 13
Supports Eye Health
Our eyes are subject to constant oxidative damage by UV light, resulting in them having some of the highest concentrations of antioxidants in the body. The oxidative stress in our eyes can cause cell damage, which is where anti-oxidants like astaxanthin have a proven role in helping to support eye health.
Epidemiological studies have shown diets high in carotenoids such as astaxanthin are associated with a reduced risk of age related macular degeneration and cataracts. No other carotenoid has worked as well as astaxanthin in terms of protecting the retina.
Helps Keep Skin Young
Astaxanthin can keep you looking young by increasing the elasticity of your skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. It also helps moisturize the skin, keeping it healthy and young-looking.
You can apply creams that contain astaxanthin to your face to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. A 2012 study showed that combining topical and oral doses of astaxanthin can help to smooth wrinkles, make age spots smaller, and help maintain skin moisture. 14
Astaxanthin can improve your workout by preventing muscle fatigue and increasing your endurance. It can also protect your joints, allowing you to work harder for longer with less risk of injury, as well as getting back into it each day as opposed to needing longer for recovery. An astaxanthin review concluded, based upon in vitro and in vivo research conducted in mice exercise models, evidence would suggest that astaxanthin supplementation could potentially improve indices of exercise metabolism, performance, and recovery because of its potent antioxidant capacity. 15
A study in elderly people found astaxanthin to improve endurance, walking speed, muscle strength and improved general mobility. 16 Studies on mice have shown Astaxanthin to improve the body’s use of fatty acid, helping endurance and preventing muscle and skeletal damage. 17 18
Inflammation is often the cause of pain and at the center of most injuries and diseases. While short lived inflammation as a signal to our body to repair an injury is completely normal and healthy, it is chronic inflammation which people need to be worried about. A wide variety of diseases are a result of chronic inflammation. If you regularly feel bloated, stressed, tired and overall unhealthy, then chances are high that you have inflammation somewhere in your body which shouldn’t be there. Astaxanthin can help fight inflammation by reducing oxidative stress and improving your immune response. 19
Astaxanthin may still be a little-known supplement but it packs a big punch. It is an extremely powerful antioxidant that can aid in optimizing your health, making you feel good so you can live life to the fullest. For more information on the scienefic evidence behind Astaxanthin, check out our medical summary page here.
Biosphere Astaxanthin is pure natural Astaxanthin extracted from haematococcus pluvialis algae using a solvent-free supercritical process.
Our Astaxanthin is extracted in New Zealand to industry-defining quality standards and is verified by independent third-party labs to meet identity, purity, and potency label claims.
As one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, Astaxanthin’s benefits come from its ability to reduce inflammation and cell damage throughout the body. It works as a superior antioxidant, protecting cells from free-radicals better than most other antioxidants. As a natural antioxidant, Astaxanthin works to control free radicals and reduce inflammation throughout the entire body rather than targeting specific areas.
To get the recommended amounts of Astaxanthin via seafood requires extreme quantities that are expensive and impractical. Biosphere Astaxanthin provides a cost-effective and easy way to get ideal amounts of Astaxanthin each day, without having to consume copious amounts of seafood. Biosphere Astaxanthin comes from natural algae called Haematoccous Pluvialis, extracted in New Zealand. Recommended by our medical professionals.
Some of Astaxanthin’s researched benefits include improving:
Immune system balance
Skin health and protection
Astaxanthin – One of nature’s most powerful antioxidants, works to reduce inflammatory compounds that drive many chronic diseases, making it a very potent natural anti-inflammatory. Natural astaxanthin has the ability to reduce inflammation throughout the body by controlling free radicals and cell damage. It is an incredible antioxidant, much stronger than many others available.
Phosphatidylcholine – Astaxanthin and many other carotenoids are fat soluble which is why phosphatidylcholine has been included to enhance the bioavailability of the astaxanthin. Such phospholipids have been shown to increase absorption by nearly 12 fold compared to stand alone Astaxanthin. One needs phosphatidylcholine to protect nerve cell function, and astaxanthin protects the phosphatidylcholine from harmful oxidation.
Olive Oil – Astaxanthin is a fat-soluble carotenoid which requires fat to be absorbed. Olive oil has been included in each capsule as a healthy source of fat, to bind to the Astaxanthin molecule in order to optimise absorption.
Vitamin E – Our softgels include a small amount of natural Vitamin E which is used to prolong the life of the Astaxanthin. It acts as a sacrifice antioxidant and helps to stabilise the formula.