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The Benefits Of Astaxanthin Measured As Nature's Strongest Antioxidant

Apr 25, 2017

Few people have heard of it, but the antioxidant astaxanthin offers so many benefits that it won't stay unknown very long.This algae-based antioxidant has been shown to be a very effective treatment for all types of tendon, joint and muscle pain, arthritis and tennis elbow.

It's also a great nutritional supplement for beautiful skin, and it offers unique and powerful benefits for your eyesight as well. Astaxanthin has  become the favorite supplement of endurance athletes for its ability to help your body generate energy and reduce lactic acid buildup that depletes you of your stamina.

What is Astaxanthin?

Astaxanthin  is one of a group of natural pigments known as xanthophylls , a subcategory of the carotenoid family.

Carotenoids are phytochemicals (plant chemicals) produced by plants (and some animals, too) as part of their survival mechanisms. Plants use carotenoids and their natural antioxidant properties to protect themselves from the harsh rays of the sun.

Salmon and shellfish get their red or pinkish color from a diet of krill and other small organisms that in turn eat astaxanthin-rich algae and plankton. You can get some astaxanthin by eating these foods, but taking supplements made from microalgae is far more beneficial. Microalgae contain as much as 1,000 times the concentration of natural astaxanthin that you'll find in salmon.


The Properties of Astaxanthin
Make It Unique Among Antioxidants

Astaxanthin has been shown by some standards to be the strongest natural antioxidant known. Although it's hard to say that about any one specific nutrient, astaxanthin does have a combination of properties that make it completely unique in the world of antioxidants:

  • Astaxanthin can reach into every part of the cell, 
    inside and out, similar to 
    lipoic acid.

  • Astaxanthin can cross the blood-brain barrier to 
    protect the brain and nervous system.

  • Astaxanthin can cross the blood-retinal barrier and 
    bring protection to the eyes.

  • Astaxanthin works in every part of your body, organs and skin.

  • Astaxanthin does not oxidize after it does its job, 
    like many other antioxidants do

Astaxanthin is in a class by itself
because it can handle many different types
of free radicals simultaneously —  a rare
quality among antioxidants.

Many antioxidants can only handle one type of free radical at a time, and they tend to have a preference for one type – a singlet oxygen free radical, a nitric oxide free radical, or a peroxyl free radical.

The Benefits of Astaxanthin for Inflammation

Inflammation is your body's response against infection, and the mechanism it uses for repairing injured tissue. When a virus attacks your cells, your inflammatory system kicks in to fight it off. If you sprain an ankle, your inflammatory system works to repair the damage. Other examples of inflammation include the swelling you experience from arthritis and sunburn.

"Silent" inflammation underlies many diseases. While occasional inflammation is a normal, healthy process, chronic inflammation can lead to serious problems. This is often called systemic or "silent" inflammation.

This chronic inflammation has commonly been associated with with asthma and arthritis, but now is thought to be an underlying cause of atherosclerosis, strokes, ulcers, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, cancer, diabetes and more.

Common treatments for inflammation come with significant side effects. These include aspirin, acetaminophen and the prescription drug Celebrex. None of these are harmless; they all have significant side effects, serious enough to result in over 100,000 hospitalizations and 15,000 deaths per year in the United States. Complications from the use of these medications represent about 40% of all drug-related emergency visits.

People are discovering the benefits of astaxanthin for any problem resulting from chronic inflammation. It's a completely safe alternative, and is effective for a large percentage of users.


Astaxanthin for Joint Pain

Astaxanthin can help reduce pain and inflammation in tendons, joints and muscles. Astaxanthin has been shown to be a very effective remedy for all types of joint pain, including tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, and joint soreness after strenuous exercise.

A health survey taken by the Nutrex-Hawaii company showed that over 80% of those experiencing back pain and symptoms from osteo- or rheumatoid arthritis reported an improvement from supplementing with astaxanthin.


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