This rich red pigment found naturally, in fresh water micro algae is rapidly emerging as a key antioxidant, to health conscious advocates and consumers.
Astaxanthin is the subject of more and more research, both in the lab and in human studies, probably due to its potential benefits in so many areas. The list is long and distinguished. The positive effects are derived from tiny, little algae that produces pigment to protect its fragile self from the harsh effects of intense sunlight and drought conditions.
Resilience is the best way to characterize this antioxidant’s many positive effects on your body’s organs, systems and cells.
Here is the formidable list:
How much more broad-spectrum can you get?!
One of a kind, this antioxidant neutralizes oxidative damage at higher magnitudes than many other antioxidants, like vitamins C and E. Donating free electrons at multiple levels, astaxanthin absorbs and diffuses free radicals, thus protecting the cell membranes of every cell in your body.
It’s neuro protective effects make astaxanthin potentially very effective against age-related cognitive issues like strokes, Alzheimers and vascular dementia.
With cognitive decline approaching epidemic proportions, this multifaceted antioxidant is showing tremendous potential both as a preventative as well as mitigating factor.
Expect to see a lot more data and research on this A-List antioxidant.