Astaxanthin - a strange but beautiful name for a wonderful carotenoid and one of nature’s most potent antioxidants. Astaxanthin is found largely in marine life such as red marine algae, Krill and wild caught Salmon. Who wouldn’t be excited by the compound that gives flamingos their magnificent colour and helps protect them from the sun’s harmful UV rays..?
What makes Astaxanthin a ‘super antioxidant’?
It is 6000 times more powerful than Vitamin C
It is 800 times more effective Co Enzyme Q10
It is 500 times stronger than Vitamin E
It 500 times more potent than the catechins found in green tea
Astaxanthin to benefits skin health in many ways, including:
Reducing the appearance of wrinkles and age spots
Improve skin and reduce sun damage
Reduce the signs of ageing
Clinical studies have found that ingesting Astaxanthin deduces skin wrinkles, age spot size, and improves skin elasticity, moisture content and firmness. Astaxanthin also mops up free radicals in athletes, improving recovery time, by preventing a rise of free radicals in the body (a natural side effect of exercise), which can hamper the body’s recovery time.
Will it make me go pink?
No, it won’t! Unless you consumed tons of it daily like a flamingo, your skin would stay the colour it is meant to be. It just might look smoother, more even toned and springier – not too bad for a little-known carotenoid compound, eh?