If you workout, run, or do any kind of training you ought to know about this cheap antioxidant that delivers all sorts of benefits to fitness geeks and geeketes.
If you take supplements for muscle development, energy, and recovery — you should add it to the stuff you take. It’s cheap and has lots of benefits or potential benefits.
Click the image to the left for a quick video discussion
The supplement is relatively new, but has gained so much popularity there have been two manufacturing facilities recently constructed to fill the demand.
Extreme antiaging properties
Nutritionists and the natural health field tout Astaxanthin for its extreme antioxidant properties. It is shown to be hundreds of times more potent than vitamin-E, and one thousand times more potent than vitamin-C.
But it does so much more for the body, joints, skin.
Where does it come from?
Astaxanthin is a naturally occurring pigment from the carotenoid family. Plants produce it to protect themselves from sunlight and toxins. Algae produces Asta. It can also be made in a fermentation process.
Astaxanthin gives salmon, lobster, shrimp, crab, and even flamingoes their pink and red colors, because Astaxanthin is dark red in color, and the algae they eat contains a whole bunch of it.
Asta is so potent some manufacturers add it to fish oil to fight rancidity.
Dr. Joe Mercola on the Dr. Oz show
Doctor Joe Mercola has one of — if not the — top health advice websites in the U.S. On the Dr. Oz show he said:
“Astaxanthin is a phenomenally beneficial supplement in that it is one of the most potent natural anti-inflammatories that we know of.” He says much more in the video to the left.
Why I use Astaxanthin
I take eight to 12 mg daily and have for several years. I take it for all the usual reasons cited by the experts, plus I spend a lot of time outside and Asta has well-documented sunlight protection and anti-wrinkling qualities.
It also has recovery and joint protection benefits for those of us that workout,
Some people, like me, get a tan look from Asta.
But wait there’s more
Suzy Cohen, a published author on supplements and drugs, and syndicated columnist of Dear Pharmacist, has been a pharmacist for almost 25 years.
Suzy says, “Several well-designed studies conclude that natural Astaxanthin prevents skin damage from the sun’s ultraviolet rays and this reduces signs of sagging, wrinkles and dryness.”
Suzy’s advice is always valuable and it’s worth visiting her site even if just to sign up for her free newsletter. Use the search box on her site to find Astaxanthin.
Still cheap despite all the good news
People around the world are catching on to the benefits of Astaxanthin, and the increased demand has bred competition that keeps it affordable.
Want more info or to score some Astaxanthin for yourself?
This is a manufacturer’s website with a ton of research info. It is the same company whose product I use, but I have no connection with them and I pay for mine.
I buy my choice of Asta from this website where a search for Asta will turn up dozens of choices, and you can also read user reviews. If you buy anything from that website you can get $5-$10 off your first order with this discount code HAY816 .
If you want even more information, I have done two articles about Astaxanthin. You can read one here, and one here.
Get some, it’s cheap and you’ll like what it does for you.
Thomas Amshay articles are not meant to take the place of your doctor or health care team. Talk to them before starting any exercise program, diet, or supplement.