What is Astaxanthin?
Astaxanthin is the strongest known antioxidant, ie. it helps eliminate free radicals. It has significant anti-inflammatory effects (even on the silent inflammation). Most problems in the body are caused by oxidative stress (free radicals) or chronic inflammation. Astaxanthin belongs to the carotenoid group.
The antioxidant effects of Astaxanthin are remarkable. Its effectiveness is due to the shape and length of its molecule and its solubility in water and fats. The molecule permeates the cell walls (and may act also in the brain and eyes). Unlike many potent antioxidants (vitamin E, β-Carotene, Zeaxanthin …), which can under certain circumstances become pro-oxidants, Astaxanthin does not change to pro-oxidant. It is worth mentioning that Astaxanthin can handle several (up to 19) free radicals at once (most other antioxidants only 1). These properties distinguish Astaxanthin from most antioxidants.
Scientific studies have demonstrated that Astaxanthin has beneficial effects on all main body parts including musculoskeletal system (muscles, joints, tendons), cardiovascular system, immunity, eye health, brain health, skin health.
Find the studies and scientific articles on :
- General effects of Astaxanthin in the body
- Cardiovascular system
- Brain and Mental health