You might ask yourself, what is As-tax-an-thin?
Astaxanthin is, like beta carotene, a carotenoid. Beta carotene is probably the best known of all the carotenoids as it the best way to fulfil your body’s Vitamin A needs. Astaxanthin has many powerful health benefits beyond many other carotenoids including: eye health, prevention of brain related degenerations (such as dementia) and organ and skin health. It has up to 550 times the antioxidant activity of Vitamin E, 10 times that of beta-carotene and surpasses Vitamin C as well.
More about Astaxanthin
Astaxanthin can be found in plants and animals throughout the world. It is most prevalent in algae and phytoplankton, but it also can be found in a limited number of fungi and bacteria. Because organisms like many Astaxanthin containing algae and plankton are the base of the food chain, Astaxanthin can be found in many animals as well. Any sea animal that has a reddish or pinkish color contains Natural Astaxanthin. For example, you can find Astaxanthin in salmon, trout, lobster, shrimp and crab. These animals eat krill and other organisms that ingest Astaxanthin-containing algae and plankton as a major part of their diets. And since lots of different animals such as birds, bears and even humans eat these sea animals, you can find Astaxanthin in all sorts of places.
As we mentioned before, the animals that have the highest concentration of Astaxanthin are salmon, where it concentrates in their muscles and makes them the endurance heroes of the animal world. Can you imagine what salmon would look like if they didn’t have any Astaxanthin? Not only wouldn’t they be able to swim up rivers and waterfalls for days on end, but they’d also look pale and worn out.
Green Nutritionals Hawaiian Natural Astaxanthin
With 550 times more antioxidant activity than vitamin E, Green Nutritionals Hawaiian Natural Astaxanthin is a potent antioxidant that helps reduce cellular damage from free radicals. Derived from microalgae grown in Hawaii, Hawaiian Natural Astaxanthin is packaged in glass bottles using the LOCTEC oxygen less system which helps preserves potency. Each capsule contains 6mg of pure Astaxanthin which is approved by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
Astaxanthin esters extracted from Haematoccocus pluvialis 60mg, Equiv Natural Astaxanthin 6mg, d-alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E 15IU) 10mg, Linseed oil 400mg, Equiv Oleic acid 70mg, Equiv Linoleic acid 70mg, Equiv Linolenic acid 230mg.