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ASTAXANTHIN (Carotenoid pigment)


Astaxanthin is one of the most powerful antioxidants known to man. It is 6,000 times stronger than vitamin C, 800 times stronger than coenzyme Q10, 550 times stronger than green tea catechins and 75 times stronger than alpha-lipoic acid. It gives the red and pink colour to fresh water and ocean fish. Inflammation is associated with type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, heart disease, obesity, Parkinson's disease and rheumatoid arthritis and many other chronic illnesses including cancer. Astaxanthin can reduce inflammation and thus protect from and treat these disorders.

This potent antioxidant has also been found to reduce symptoms of acid reflux in patients particularly in those with pronounced Helicobacter pylori infection.

Daily consumption of foods rich in astaxanthin can also help with the following:

  • Healthy cell membrane formation.

  • Hormone production.

  • Development and functioning of the brain and nervous system.

  • Regulation of blood pressure, blood sugar, liver and pancreas function, immune and inflammatory responses.

  • Thyroid and adrenal activity.

  • Breakdown and transportation of cholesterol.

  • Healthy skin and hair.

  • Regulation of blood clotting (omega-6 encourages blood clot formation, whereas omega-3 oil reduces clotting, making the goal to achieve balance between omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids)


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Highest sources of astaxanthin in alphabetical order

The highest concentration of this powerful antioxidant is found in a type of algae (Haematococcus microalgae) and red krill oil. It is worth taking 1000 mg of red krill oil per day, especially if any of the mentioned health conditions exist.

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