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Astaxanthin – The Most Powerful Anti-Oxidant Know to Science

Let’s start at the beginning…what is Astaxanthin?

Asataxanthin is a naturally occurring plant pigment derived from microalgae in the ocean. It gives the reddish pigmentation to shrimp, lobster, salmon and other fish life. It is also the most powerful antioxidant known to science and has potent anti-inflammatory properties.

What is inflammation?

Inflammation is the body’s natural biological response to harmful stimuli – whether it be an allergic reaction, an auto-immune response, or stress or trauma to a muscle or organ. Acute inflammation is the initial response to these stimuli and, in most cases, can be visually identified. Chronic inflammation, on the other hand (often called the silent killer), is the body’s uncontrolled immune response to stimuli that builds up in the body over time and there are few, if any, visible symptoms.

Chronic inflammation is one of the major causes of accelerated aging and many of its associated diseases, such as chronic heart disease and arthritis. Chronic inflammation can be tested for by measuring different biological markers in the blood which will give an indication of inflammation levels. Natural astaxanthin has been shown to decrease the expression of the biological markers in the blood and to provider anti-inflammatory protection in the body, thereby making it particularly effective against chronic inflammation.

Improve Cardiovascular Health

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a term that is used to refer to all diseases that affect the heart or blood vessels, including coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke. Artherosclerosis, a CVD, is the main underlying cause of heart attacks, stroke and other vascular diseases. It is a condition where fat deposits become oxidized along the inner lining of the artery walls. It results in a narrowing of the arteries because of the build-up of plaque. This narrowing of the arteries limits the flow of oxygen rich blood to parts of the body. Astaxanthin, with its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, has shown several positive results and is believed to be a promising compound for protecting against artherosclerotic CVDs.

Astaxanthin provides the following benefits for Cardiovascular Health:

  • Improves blood lipid profile
  • Reduces oxidative stress
  • Enhances capillary circulation
  • Reduces LDL oxidation and decreases plaque formation