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Astaxanthin

Posted by kwickset on Oct 14, 2012

Astaxanthin is a fat-soluble, oxygenated pigment called a xanthophyll and a member of the carotenoid family. It has a unique molecular structure that gives it powerful antioxidant function. It is extracted from salmon, microalgae, and Pfaffia, a yeast. Current research shows that due to astaxanthin’s potent antioxidant activity, it may be beneficial in cardiovascular, immune, anti-inflammatory, and neurodegenerative diseases. Specifically it inhibits lipid peroxidation at the cell level; crosses the blood-brain barrier, effecting treatment of ocular, and neurodegenerative diseases such as glaucoma and Alzheimer's; provides significantly more antioxidant capacity than other carotenoids and antioxidants such as beta-carotene and Vitamin E; entraps free radicals by adding them to its long, double-bonded chain rather than donating an electron; stabilizes the cell membrane like a bridge because its polar end groups span the cell membrane, thus increasing its rigidity and mechanical strength; neutralizes singlet and triplet oxygen (de-charges) generated by UVA and UVB radiation and other sources; binds to a lipoprotein, an efficient transport vehicle, making it more bioavailable; increases immune system function including heightened production of antibody-secreting cells and Interleukin 2 and suppression of Interferon-gamma; inhibits reactive oxygen species that cause inflammation; enhances the antioxidant actions of Vitamin E and Vitamin C and encourages the release of Vitamin A from the liver when needed. Astaxanthin has 100-500 times the antioxidant capacity of Vitamin E and 10 times the antioxidant capacity of beta-carotene. Many laboratory studies also indicate astaxanthin is a stronger antioxidant than lutein, lycopene and tocotrienols. I personally take 3 x 4mg per day.

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The hit product to try right now

Posted by 5185999147855557324 on Apr 13, 2013

After few weeks of using this I felt my eyesight dramatically improve. I also feel more energetic overall. Still waiting for the summer to test its effect against sunburn.

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Does nothing.

Posted by Reviewer1402842 on Oct 06, 2011

I've tried this for a couple of months and can't tell that it does anything.

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energy

Posted by Reviewer2578417 on Jun 01, 2011

i think it works great, i have noticed a massive inprovent in my energy levels and i feel much better over all!

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happy customer

Posted by Reviewer3282572 on Apr 14, 2011

I checked out and compaired prices and cant find better, plus your low shipping rates cant be beat , will stay with IHERB for my number one choice in quailty .

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Astaxanthin

Posted by Reviewer2842299 on Apr 20, 2011

This is the first time I have tried this brand. It's much better priced then what I have been ordering and it has the exact ingredients. I will continue to order this brand. Thanks iHerb for caring this product and for your excellent service.

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awesome

Posted by Reviewer2224317 on Sep 29, 2011

This astaxanthin has helped my eyes, and both my husband and I noticed that we don't get even the slightest sunburn anymore!

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Great stuff from a great company.

Posted by Reviewer2047490 on Oct 02, 2011

I ordered my item on a sunday afternoon and got my product on wednesday. That was some fast shipping. I love this product it helps me with my arthritis. I will be doing business with this company again. Thanks for the service.

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good value....

Posted by Reviewer2550937 on Jul 14, 2011

...I have been taking this for about two weeks - can't say i've noticed anything but I give 1 tiny drop to each cat (muscle tested FIRST!!) and they are crazy over it. will continue to use for several months to see if it helps.

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Non GMO!!

Posted by Reviewer3090876 on Aug 07, 2011

Excellent non-gmo product and good value

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