Astaxanthin is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory nutrients in the world. It has been shown to be a very effective remedy for all types of tendon, joint and muscle pain, arthritis and tennis elbow. It’s also been shown to be a great nutritional supplement for youthful, beautiful skin. Astaxanthin has significant benefits for endurance athletes, as well. One of the most powerful benefits of astaxanthin is best demonstrated by salmon. These fish often go without food for days, drawing on their own reserves while making their way upstream for hundreds of miles to spawn. Where do they acquire such endurance? From their considerable dietary intake of astaxanthin. Sea animals with a red or pinkish color, such as salmon, lobster, shrimp and crab get this color from a diet of krill and other small organisms that eat astaxanthin-rich algae and plankton. Flamingos get their bright pink color from a similar diet, rich in astaxanthin. The Benefits of Astaxanthin Reach Every Part of Your Body Astaxanthin has been shown in the lab to be the strongest natural antioxidant known. It has been measured to be many times more potent in some ways than vitamin E or vitamin C, beta-carotene, lutein or pycnogenol. A combination of factors unique to astaxanthin help explain this: •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. 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 also connected to atherosclerosis, strokes, ulcers, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, cancer, diabetes and more. People are discovering the benefits of astaxanthin for problems resulting from chronic inflammation. It’s a completely safe alternative, and apparently is effective for a large percentage of users. It may not work as quickly as a drug, but it has benefits unlike any prescription medicine, especially over the long-term. 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. Astaxanthin — the Serious Athlete’s Secret Weapon The benefits of astaxanthin for serious athletes are significant. Regular users report that supplementing with astaxanthin: • increases strength and stamina • reduces recovery time • prevents joint and muscle soreness after exercise • reduces lactic acid levels Many competitive and endurance athletes have become believers in astaxanthin supplements for all of the above reasons. Astaxanthin for Youthful, Beautiful Skin One of the most frequently-reported benefits of astaxanthin is an improvement in skin quality. There is evidence that astaxanthin not only prevents UV sun damage from occurring, but may actually help to reverse external signs of aging from the inside out. This has been clearly demonstrated in human clinical trials. Many users of astaxanthin supplements report that they are able to spend significantly more time out in the sun without burning than they were able to before. This is due to the powerful anti-inflammatory properties that astaxanthin has. (A sunburn is essentially an inflammation of your skin). Several cosmetic manufacturers have begun to use astaxanthin as an ingredient in facial and body creams to provide UV protection and heal damaged skin. Other Reported Benefits of Astaxanthin Astaxanthin benefits cover virtually the entire spectrum available from antioxidants. Aside from those previously mentioned, here are some other benefits of astaxanthin: • boosts immune system • helps prevent heart attacks • helps prevent the initiation of cancer cells • helps prevent macular degeneration • helps prevent Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s • normalizes blood pressure • relieves prostate problems • gives you better resistance to colds • prevents and relieves diabetes • prevents gum disease • enhances reproductive health • protects the eyes and skin from sun damage • protects all parts of the cells from oxidative damage.
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