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Astaxanthin

Astaxanthin

Active Ingredient and A High Power Antioxidant Extracted from the marine microalgae haematococcus pluvialis, the richest known source of Astaxanthin.

This product is available in both Oil and Powder forms.

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Astaxanthin is a carotenoid and a powerful antioxidant found in micro algae and is an extremely powerful antioxidant. It is most popular in nutritional supplements but is also often used in animal nutrition and in cosmetics.

Carotenoids are organic pigments produced by plants and algae. Carotenes, the natural pigments that give color to such plants as carrots and tomatoes, are in fact carotenoids. Carotenoids tend to be antioxidants and UV protectors. It is this red pigment that gives the pink color to shrimp, krill, salmon, red trout, crabs, and lobsters, who eat the algae and then absorb the astaxanthin. In fact, Flamingos are born white and it is only later, as they eat a diet rich in Astaxanthin, that they get their brilliant pink hue.

Astaxanthin is a potent, lipid-soluble antioxidant, many times more effective (on a per molecule basis) than vitamin E, the best known natural lipid-soluble antioxidant. Astaxanthin is particularly impressive for your skin due to the fact that it never becomes a pro-oxidant, meaning that it protects our cells against oxidation and keeps your skin young and rejuvinated.

Astaxanthin has been shown in clinical studies to increase skin moisture, moisture retention, elasticity, as well as promote skin smoothness, decreasing fine lines and wrinkles. Astaxanthin has UV-blocking properties, which helps to assist the skin in protecting itself against sun-related damage such as dark spots on your skin.

Astaxanthin can neutralize multiple free radicals at once, protecting your skin and body from oxidation, damage, and inflammation. Astaxanthin has been proven to increase blood flow, meaning that it will help you with better circulation. Increased circulation has various benefits, including increased cell turnover, amplified elasticity, and increased water retention.

Astaxanthin Oil Technical Data
Oily, viscous Dark reddish violet colour
Preservative free
Contains 5% Astaxanthin diluted in Safflower Oil
Produced by Haematococcus pluvialis
Not tested on animals

Available in 5% and 10% dilution in natural safflower oil

Notice: Astaxanthin Oil is not tested on animals, neither by manufacturing partner nor by any other third party. All data related to animal testing derived from medical research only.

Astaxanthin benefits for your health. Reduce wrinkles and age spots. It improves vision, supports joint health, reduces signs of aging. It can improve endurance and exercise recovery. It is known to reduce risk of Alzheimer’s disease. It improves skin and reduce sun damage. It can increase energy and improve focus

Astaxanthin Interesting Facts
Baby flamingos are born white and it’s not until they consume astaxanthin that they get their pink color.
Animals do not produce astaxanthin, they get it from plants they eat.
As a fat-soluble supplement it is known to help support brain function like your vision .

Astaxanthin is the most potent antioxidant offered by nature and handles more free radicals than any other antioxidant out there. When other antioxidants are depleted after transferring their free radicals, astaxanthin remains active and does not break down. It is known to naturally reduce sunburn (shown with long term consumption) Possible to cross the blood-brain and blood-retinal barrier to offer protection to both the brain and eyes

Astaxanthin Relevant Scientific Research
Kumi Tominaga, Nobuko Honga, Mariko Karato and Eiji Yamashita; ABP, Vol. 59, No 1/2012, 43-47 Cosmetic benefits of Astaxanthin on human subjects Astaxanthin from H. pluvialis improves skin properties (wrinkles, pigment spots, elasticity, texture, humidity, condition of Corneozytes)
Hama S et al.; J Pharm Sci 2012 Aug., 101 (8): 2909-16 Protective effects of topical application of a poorly soluble antioxidant astaxanthin liposomal formulation on uv-induced skin damage Liposomal Astaxanthin protects from UV- induced skin damage.
Suganuma K et al.; J Dermatol Sci. 2010 May; 58(2): 136-42 Astaxanthin attenuates the UVA-induced up-regulation of MMP-1 and skin fibroblast elastase in human dermal firbroblasts Astaxanthin reduces the UVA-induced expression of MMP-1 and Elastase. Astaxanthin reduces the UVA-induced expression of Interleukin-6.
N.M. Lyons, N.M. O´Brien; 2002, University College Cork, Cork Ireland Modulatory effects of an algal extract containing astaxanthin on UVA-irradiated cells in culture Extract from algue, rich in Astaxanthin protects fibroblasts, melanocytes and CaCo-2 cells from UVA-induced DNA-damage.
Kumi Arakane, Research & Development Division, KOSÉ Corporation Superior Skin Protection via Astaxanthin Astaxanthin provides a much stronger radical-protection (Singlet oxygen) than alpha-Tocopherol or beta-Carotin. Astaxanthin reduces the synthesis of melanin and is stronger than Arbutin, Kojic Acid and Vitamin-C derivates. Astaxanthin protects from UV-induced wrinkle formation. Shown in animal test (see our notice).
SEKI et al., 2001 Fragrance Journal 12: 98-103 Effects of astaxanthin from Haematococcus pluvialis on human skin Skin repeated Application Test Astaxanthin increases the humidity of the skin Astaxanthin improves skin elasticity & skin roughness, smoothes wrinkles and favours skin radiation.

Benefits of Astaxanthin Natural lipid peroxidation of the top layer (stratum corneum) reduces the natural skin barrier function. It can break down the collagen matrix, leading to wrinkle formation and loss of elasticity. In penetrating the skin and protecting each dermal layer from damage, astaxanthin helps reduce moisture loss, promote smoothness, and elicit cellular renewal. Analyses have shown that astaxanthin is also an efficient absorber of specific ultraviolet sunlight rays that may contribute to skin aging and cancer. These properties explain why astaxanthin is included in topical skin care formulations. Anti-Aging Astaxanthin is an antioxidant that protects your cells from oxidation so your cells stay younger and free from damage. According to researchers at Washington State University, astaxanthin could have a major impact on slowing the aging process and giving you glowing clear skin. Another study confirms the findings of the above research. Animals given 20 mg astaxanthin daily for four months had improved cellular function in their white blood cells and also better glutathione levels. Reducing Age Spots According to the scientific literature, using astaxanthin can result in a reduction of age apots on the skin. In one Japanese study, scientists found that women who use Astaxanthin had noticable skin improvements including a reduction in age spots over the course of an 8 week period. Another study found similar results in men. Anti Wrinkle/Skin Elasticity As we age, our number of wrinkles increases, skin becomes less supple and the skin’s production of oil decreases leaving a lower moisture content, especially in those with dry skin. The same Japanese studies found that by taking the astaxanthin, the women’s skin improved with respect to wrinkles, elasticity and texture.

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