- Supports the natural antioxidant defences
- Convenient capsule format
Derived from Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae cultivated under pristine conditions, esterfied astaxanthin is a stable, powerful, fat-soluble antioxidant from the carotenoid family. Research has found that Haematococcus algae produce astaxanthin to protect themselves against ultraviolet-induced free radical damage. 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. Astaxanthin has demonstrated 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. Astaxanthin protects the phospholipid membranes of cells from oxidative damage. In a human clinical evaluation, supplementation with astaxanthin for two weeks provided significant antioxidant protection for the skin.
Medicinal Ingredients (per capsule): Haematococcus pluvialis Whole 40 mg (Providing: Astaxanthin 4 mg). Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Extra virgin olive oil, gelatin capsule (gelatin, glycerin, water).
Recommended Use: Source of antioxidants. Recommended Dose: Adults: Take 1 capsule 1-3 times daily with meals, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Consult a healthcare practitioner for use beyond 3 months.
Risk Information:Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Stop use if abdominal pain occurs. Keep out of the reach of children.