You Asked About Astaxanthin

Not really. Two blogs ago, I wrote that astaxanthin is good for eyes and promised to write more about how this carotenoid enhances health.

Natural News.com has a collection of articles regarding this antioxidant. Below is a summary of the findings from a variety of studies:

  • Virtually eliminates arthritis pain for many people
  • Eases or eliminates chronic back pain
  • Accelerates muscle healing for strength trainers, weekend warriors, and people who get sore easily
  • Functions as an internal sunscreen to enhance tolerance of sun exposure
  • Offers powerful protection for eyes and prevents macular degeneration
  • Prevents heart disease due to oxidative damage
  • Boosts immune system function
  • Reduces pain from carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive motion injuries
  • Protects the nervous system from degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Multiplies the effects of vitamin E and vitamin C
  • Enhances athletic performance: both strength and endurance
  • Lowers LDL cholesterol
    http://www.naturalnews.com/002156_NOLINKS_astaxanthin.html#ixzz1SPQ6Vvb9

As Dr. Mercola says, this antioxidant is in a league of its own. “Astaxanthin is leaps and bounds more powerful than beta-carotene, alpha-tocopherol, lycopene and lutein, other members of its chemical family. It exhibits VERY STRONG free radical scavenging activity and protects your cells, organs and body tissues from oxidative damage.” http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/05/25/sunscreen-and-wrinkle-prevention-in-a-pill.aspx

If you’re in the market for a super-supplement, this may be the one! Be sure to research the above links and more.

Wishing you super-health, Becky

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