When I was asked if I would like to try out the Astaxanthin supplement I was keen... however, I got my Astaxanthin late in the post, it came sometime a few days ago and I just got started .
Basically as age catches up, blemishes, pores and pigmentations also catches up and I am no different...
So what is Astaxanthin? I did not hear about this before now, myself, since I had not step foot in the pharmacy to browse in quite a while...
According to Astaxanthin (pronounced "asta-ZAN-thin") is a naturally-occurring carotenoid found in algae, shrimp, lobster, crab and salmon. Carotenoids are pigment colors that occur in nature and support good health.
Beta carotene, for example, is orange.
Astaxanthin, dubbed the "king of the carotenoids" is red, and is responsible for turning salmon, crab, lobster and shrimp flesh pink. In the animal kingdom, astaxanthin is found in the highest concentration in the muscles of salmon. Scientists finds astaxanthin helps provide the endurance these remarkable animals need to swim upstream.
For us humans, astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant with broad health implications and unlike other antioxidants, such as beta carotene, zeaxanthin, vitamin E, C, D and selenium.
There are many properties that make this super-carotenoid unique.
Astaxanthin compares astoundingly well to other nutrients and powerful lipid-soluble antioxidants when it comes to free radical scavenging and neutralizing singlet oxygen.*
When it comes to free radical scavenging, astaxanthin is said to be…
- 65 times more powerful than vitamin C
- 54 times stronger than beta-carotene
Besides that, astaxanthin has been shown to be very more effective than other carotenoids and other nutrients at “singlet oxygen quenching” by being up to…
- 800 times stronger than CoQ10*
- 6000 times greater than vitamin C*
- 550 times more powerful than green tea catechins*
- 11 times stronger than beta-carotene*
Astaxanthin was even found to be as much as 2.75 stronger than lutein with regard to singlet oxygen quenching.
Quite an awesome antioxidant… don't you reckon?
The comparisons have been made against some other incredible nutrients in their own right. But, astaxanthin can blow them away when it comes down to effective free radical scavenging and singlet oxygen quenching. Wowwww!!!!
And here's even more on how astaxanthin is potentially so effective…
- Able to cross the blood-brain barrier (beta-carotene and some others don't do this)
- Protects your brain and nervous system from oxidative stress
So after all that's been researched and said... I am on my way.... trying out this fabulous supplement.....