Astaxanthin is a Carotenoid, which are pigment colors in nature. It is the red pigment color found in Pacific sockeye salmon, shrimp, crab and even the pink color in flamingos. Often called "the King of the Carotenoids," Astaxanthin is recognized as being one of the most powerful antioxidants found in nature. Green Nutritionals Hawaiian Natural Astaxanthin 6mg is derived from microalgae called
Haematococcus Pluvialis. It is derived from algae grown in environmentally controlled ponds by the highly regarded Cyanotech Corporation in Hawaii. There are no pesticides, herbicides or GMO ingredients used in the process.
Green Nutritionals Hawaiian Natural Astaxanthin 6mg 90 VegCaps (also available in 30 VegCaps) provides protection from the damaging effects of free radicals or oxidative stress, helping the body to better prevent future oxidative damage. Astaxanthin is a unique antioxidant, as it is bioavailable throughout the body. It works by helping to support a healthy oxidative balance which can lead to prevention or improvement of many poor health conditions that can affect our brain, eyes, skin, muscles, joints, ligaments, tendon, nervous and cardiovascular systems. As an antioxidant, it naturally reduces free radicals in the body. Many of the metabolic systems and internal organs are receptive to Astaxanthin. The soft body tissues are supported by, and are able to perform better, due to the presence of it’s the active antioxidant power.
Brain & Eye Health:
Astaxanthin is one of the few antioxidants with the ability to cross the blood brain and blood retinal barriers, bringing superior support and protection to the brain, eyes and central nervous system. The molecular structure of Astaxanthin is similar to Lutein and Zeaxanthin; two naturally occurring antioxidants found in eye tissue and that have been shown to reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration. Studies have demonstrated that astaxanthin can accumulate in the retina, and provide protection from oxidative damage. Becauseastaxanthin has both a strong antioxidant activity and UV-light protection affect, it is considered to be an excellent supplement for eye health maintenance.
Inflammation & Joint Health:
Astaxanthin is a potent anti-inflammatory and pain reliever that blocks different chemical reactions in your body that cause pain. For example, natural forms of astaxanthin block inflammatory COX2 enzymes without the negative side effects of prescription analgesics, such as heartburn or gastrointestinal ulcers. Additionally, by helping to reduce inflammatory reactions throughout the body astaxanthin is a valuable nutrient that can be used to lower the risk of developing one of a variety of chronic ailments.
Skin & UV Protection:
One of the reasons why salmon roe is red in color is because of the high levels of astaxanthin that it contains. Astaxanthin has powerful UV-blocking properties that help protect the fish eggs from sun-related damage. Taking astaxanthin can also provide humans with similar health benefits, helping to provide sun screen protection without the use of chemically based topical sun blockers. As a side benefit, the antioxidant has also been shown to reduce wrinkles, and to improve skin moisture levels.
Recovery from Intense Exercise:
Astaxanthin is now used by many athletes, especially endurance athletes. Looking to accomplish feats of endurance like a hard working salmon swimming tirelessly upstream every autumn? Seriously though, the salmon’s incredible and arduous journey is no doubt aided by Astaxanthin sourced from the microalgae that the fish eats. Astaxanthin is beneficial for improved physical performance because it reduces free radicals and lactic acid which reduces muscle soreness and recovery time. It also supports mitochondrial function. Pure, non-synthetic Green Nutritionals Hawiian Natural Astaxanthin 6mg (90 VegCaps) is indicated for recovery of muscles, better endurance, enhanced strength and improved energy levels.
Ideal recommended dosages can vary by condition. For most health concerns, the recommended dosages are between 6mg-12mg per day of Hawaiian Natural Astaxanthin (90 VegCaps). See below for recommended doses for various health goals and challenges. It is important to note that since Astaxanthin is a fat-soluble Carotenoid it works best when taken with food, as fat aids in the absorption of the antioxidant.
Daily recommended use depends on individual needs and reason for usage.
Overall Health: 4mg
Joint & Tendon Health: 12mg
Skin & UV Support: 4mg
Eye & Brain Health: 8-12mg
Recovery from Intense Exercise: 12mg
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