Uses For Astaxanthin:
Antioxidant Support: Astaxanthin protects the phos-pholipid membranes of cells from oxidative damage. In a recent U.S. study, it demonstrated the ability to cross the blood brain barrier and protect the retina in animals, suggesting its potential for supporting the brain and nervous system from free radical damage. In one animal study, astaxanthin helped to maintain a healthy bacterial environment in the stomach.
Skin Support: Initial trials with astaxanthin suggest that it may boost the skin’s natural antioxidant defenses against ultraviolet induced free radicals. In a human clinical evaluation, supplementation with BioAstin® astaxanthin for two weeks provided significant antioxidant protection for the skin. In cell cultures, astaxanthin provided greater protection than both beta-carotene and lutein, in part by supporting catalase and superoxide dismutase activity. Astaxanthin may also moderate the activity of polyamines generated by exposure to sunlight.
Joint Support: In one double-blind placebo controlled trial, BioAstin® astaxanthin significantly supported joint comfort in human volunteers. The results of another human clinical trial suggest that BioAstin® supported knee comfort and joint function after strenuous leg exercises. Subjects in a third study using BioAstin® reported enhanced wrist nerve comfort.
Immune Support: Enhanced dietary concentrations of astaxanthin have demonstrated the ability to support healthy immunoglobulin activity and immune function. Additional studies suggest astaxanthin’s immune and cellular support potential.
Lipid And Cardiovascular Support: In another animal study, astaxanthin supported healthy lipid metabolism. Other studies are in progress to evaluate further its cardiovascular support properties.
Enhanced Antioxidant Capacity: Astaxanthin is different from beta-carotene in that it has two additional oxygenated groups on each of its ring structures, enhancing its ability to scavenge free radicals. It is believed to be several hundred times more effective than vitamin E in neutralizing singlet oxygen molecules and has been shown to exert greater antioxidant activity than both zeaxanthin and lutein.
Bioavailability And Stability: BioAstin® astaxanthin is formulated in a base of safflower oil to enhance bioavailability. Vitamin E and rosemary are added to enhance stability.
Clinically Studied: Astaxanthin has been and will continue to be clinically studied.
|Serving Size: 1 softgel |
Servings Per Container: 120 (60)
|Amount Per Serving|
|Astaxanthin (naturally derived from Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae)||4 mg|
|Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol)||10 IU|
|Other Ingredients: extra virgin olive oi, gelatin capsule (gelatin, glycerin, water)|
US Patents 6,258,855; 6,344,210 and 6,433,025.
BioAstin® is a registered trademark of Cyanotech Corporation.
Dosage and Use:
- 1 – 3 capsules per day, with meals.
- If pregnant, nursing, or taking medication, consult your physician before taking this product
- Keep out of reach of children
- Do not exceed recommended dose
1. Astaxanthin: a review of its chemistry and applications.
2. Effects of astaxanthin supplementation on exercise-induced fatigue in mice.
3. Astaxanthin, oxidative stress, inflammation and cardiovascular disease.
4. Astaxanthin, a carotenoid with potential in human health and nutrition.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This Product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.