What is Astaxanthin?
Astaxanthin is a naturally occurring pigment known as carotenoids. It is carotenoids which turns sea creatures such Salmon and even Flamingoes pink through eating a diet rich of Astaxanthin.
Carotenoids contain powerful antioxidant properties known to benefit health. The body needs both water and lipid soluble antioxidants to support its defense against free radicals and maintain the immune system.
Although you may consume many antioxidant rich foods in a healthy diet, Astaxanthin is a lipid-soluble antioxidant which may be more limited in food sources.
The main source of Astaxanthin is found in an microalgae called Haematococcus pluvialis often cultivated from the waters of Hawaii. This algae is also consumed by many sea creatures such as Salmon, Krill and Artic Schrimp. The best obtainable source for your diet is wild Pacific Salmon, although large amounts would need to be consumed to obtain the same benefits that a supplement may offer.
What is Astaxanthin used for?
The main benefits to humans from taking Astaxanthin are its antioxidant protection properties. Below lists some of the advantages you may experience by adding Astaxanthin as a supplement to a healthy diet:
- Support for the immune system.
- Maintenance for the cardiovascular system.
- Protection for the brain and nervous system from free radicals.
- An aid for reducing inflammation.
- Reduced appearance of aging from UV light damage.
- Support for joint health.
Astaxanthin may also maintain strength, endurance and recovery making this a beneficial supplement for sports persons and athletes.
What is the Recommended Dose of Swanson Ultra High Potency Astaxanthin?
Swanson recommends taking one liquid capsule a day with water.
Swanson Ultra High Potency Astaxanthin capsules are available in quantities of 60, making this a valuable way to boost your vitality.
Swanson Ultra High Potency Astaxanthin Special Precautions!
Swanson Ultra High Potency Astaxanthin Capsules contain a natural complex of 4mg Astaxanthin. Other ingredients include Glycerin, safflower oil, beeswax, extra virgin olive oil and rosemary extract.
These vegetable capsules are made from cellulose and chlorophyllin making them suitable supplements for vegetarians.
Natural therapies carry a risk of contraindications when combined with various treatments and conditions. Therefore it is advised you seek the advice of your health physician before taking Astaxanthin capsules.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, health advice should also be sought.
As a dietary supplement, take one softgel per day with water.