Astaxanthin is known as one of the most powerful antioxidants, which belongs to the carotenoids. Its occurrence is in nature, where it is found for example in lobsters, salmon, shrimps, flamingo feathers and last but not least in algae. Astaxanthin has been scientifically proven to give energy, stamina and also strength to salmon during their long runs through rivers. Further studies have also shown a very beneficial, beneficial effect on the human body in terms of muscles, eyes, brain, immune system, skin and cardiovascular system.
The richest source of Astaxanthin is the freshwater algae Haematococcus pluvialis, which in the form of a cyst can survive even extreme climatic conditions. Its most common occurrence is in shallow waters, wetlands and even puddles.
Comparison of Astaxanthin with other antioxidants:
- 500 times more potent than vitamin E
- 560 times more potent than the catechins found in green tea
- 800 times more potent than Coenzyme Q10
- 3000 times more potent than Resveratrol
- 6000 times more potent than vitamin C
Proven positive effects of Astaxanthin:
It is a very powerful antioxidant that can break down free radicals. The radical is a highly active reactive particle that enhances the redox reactions of the body’s internal environment. Such a reaction can adversely affect our health in terms of damage to body cells, tissues, whole organs and the development of many other serious diseases. Radicals are present in the body due to poor environmental conditions, but especially unhealthy lifestyle and stress.
Comparison of natural Astaxanthin with synthetic:
Natural Astaxanthin is derived from living algae, has high biological activity, is 20-50 times more potent and effective than synthetic, and is safe for use by animals and humans.
Synthetic Astaxanthin is made from petroleum derivatives, is weaker and much less effective than natural, has never been tested for safety for humans and animals, and is not allowed for use.
Current studies have shown the safety of Astaxanthin to be very good, with only minimal side effects in the form of reduced calcium levels in the body, lower blood pressure, slightly increased hair growth and increased skin pigmentation. No dangerous side effects were found, even at high doses. These mild side-effects are individual, rare and resolve quickly. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their physician about use.