iHerb Customer Reviews
3 people found the following review helpful
Posted by Reviewer2542256 on Dec 09, 2010
I like most of this product but don't like the safflower oil in it - I don't want that...
Not so fast with the sun protection
7 people found the following review helpful
Posted by Reviewer1880600 on Oct 14, 2010
I really like (liked) the prospect of Astaxanthin. I've read many good things and jumped right in with it. One of the things I was most interested in was the sun protection. The idea that me, as a relatively light skinned person, could supplement with this and achieve sun protection was VERY appealing to say the least. I'm not a big fan of sunscreen at all. Anyway, I began taking it a few months ago. I was taking anywhere from 8mgs to 16mgs each day. I had been doing that religiously for no less than 2 months before I had one particular day with strong sun exposure. It was one of the nicer days here on the east coast this year, back in later April. All sun, no clouds. I went out on my deck and I sat in a tank top from about 12:30pm to 3pm, with periods of going in and out of the house - drinking plenty of water. It was my first time seeing sun this year. Long story short, I got burned BADLY! Very bad. In fact, I was red for a whole week, and eventually all the exposed areas peeled. I do not feel my sun protection level was any greater with astaxanthin than it would have been without. I was really disappointed in this as I had high hopes with regard to sun protection. Oh well, I guess you still have to be as careful as always. Don't think this product will allow you free roam in the sun if you are the type that will burn. Trust me.
1 person found the following review helpful
Posted by Reviewer1546529 on Jul 28, 2011
It is to early to tell if the product is working. I do take the recommended dosage but It is gonna take some time before I can give you an honest review. carlos
Nutrex, BioAstin, Hawaiian Astaxanthin, 4 mg, 60 Gel Caps (NHI-03508)
Posted by 4813209412695847924 on Jul 01, 2013
Works with joints
Posted by odereviews on Oct 29, 2013
I bought the 4mg to help with my joints, but I soon noticed that there's a better product from Nutrex for that. Try Nutrex, JointAstin, 120 V-Gels instead. This was OK, but JointAstin is much better. :)