Astaxanthin Benefits 6,000 x Stronger Than Vitamin C
Astaxanthin is the MyPlankton™ “ingredient in focus” this week. You may have heard of beta-carotene, lycopene, zeaxanthin and lutein, but have you heard of Astaxanthin?
Astaxanthin is found in wild caught salmon and krill and Astaxanthin benefits are numerous especially when it comes to reducing age spots and boosting energy levels.
Astaxanthin is an anti-oxidant in the carotenoid family that gives salmon it’s red-orange color. Research published in The Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism suggests astaxanthin can reduce oxidative stress, inflammation and enhance the immune system! According to several studies when it comes to eliminating free radicals astaxanthin can be as much as:
*550 times stronger than vitamin E
*800 times more powerful than CoQ10
*6000 times more potent than vitamin C Astaxanthin was even found to be more than 500 times more powerful than catechins found in green tea!
Here is a quick summary of Astaxanthin benefits for your health.
- Reduce wrinkles and age spots
- Improve vision
- Support joint health
- Reduce signs of aging
- Improve endurance and exercise recovery
- Reduce risk of Alzheimer’s disease
- Improve skin and reduce sun damage
- Increase energy
- Improve focus and ADHD
As you can see the health benefits of Astaxanthin are truly amazing!
Just one of the powerful ingredients in MyPlankton™ – Mother Natures Nutrition
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