What Is It?
Derived from Hawaiian Haematococcus pluvialis
microalgae cultivated under pristine conditions, esterfied
astaxanthin is a stable, powerful, fat-soluble antioxidant from the carotnoid family. Haematococcus algae
produces astaxanthin to protect itself against ultraviolet induced free radical damage.*
Enhanced Antioxidant Capacity: Astaxanthin is different from beta-carotene in that it has two additional oxygenated
groups on each of its ring structures, enhancing its
ability to scavenge free radicals. It is believed to be
several hundred times more effective than vitamin E in
neutralizing singlet oxygen molecules and has been
shown to exert greater antioxidant activity than both
zeaxanthin and lutein.*
Bioavailability And Stability: BioAstin astaxanthin is
formulated in a base of safflower oil to enhance
bioavailability. Vitamin E and rosemary are added to enhance stability.
Clinically Studied: Astaxanthin has been and will continue
to be clinically studied.
Patents: The producers of BioAstin hold three patents for use as a human nutraceutical. US Patents 6,258,855, 6,344,210 and 6,433,025. BioAstin is a registered
trademark of Cyanotech Corporation.
Uses For Astaxanthin
Antioxidant Support: Astaxanthin protects the phospholipid membranes of cells from oxidative damage. In a recent U.S. study, it demonstrated the ability to cross the blood brain barrier and protect the retina in animals,
suggesting its potential for supporting the brain and
nervous system from free radical damage. In one animal study, astaxanthin helped to maintain a healthy bacterial
environment in the stomach.*
Skin Support: Initial trials with astaxanthin suggest that
it may boost the skin's natural antioxidant defenses
against ultraviolet induced free radicals. In a human
clinical evaluation, supplementation with BioAstin
astaxanthin for two weeks provided significant
antioxidant protection for the skin. In cell cultures,
astaxanthin provided greater protection than both
beta-carotene and lutein, in part by supporting catalase and superoxide dismutase activity. Astaxanthin may
also moderate the activity of polyamines generated by
exposure to sunlight.*
Joint Support: In one double-blind placebo controlled trial, BioAstin astaxanthin significantly supported joint comfort in human volunteers. The results of another human clinical trial suggest that BioAstin supported
knee comfort and joint function after strenuous leg
exercises. Subjects in a third study using BioAstin reported
enhanced wrist nerve comfort.*
Immune Support: Enhanced dietary concentrations of astaxanthin have demonstrated the ability to support healthy immunoglobulin activity and immune function. Additional studies suggest astaxanthin's immune and
cellular support potential.*
Lipid And Cardiovascular Support: In another animal study, astaxanthin supported healthy lipid metabolism. Other studies are in progress to evaluate further its
cardiovascular support properties. *
What Is The Source?
Astaxanthin is derived from Haematococcus pluvialis
microalgae and cultivated under highly controlled
conditions. In addition to astaxanthin, each softgel
typically provides 40 mcg naturally occurring lutein and 65 i.u. naturally occurring vitamin A as beta carotene. Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol) is derived from soybean oil.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.Individual results may vary. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
each softgel capsule contains:astaxanthin (naturally derived from Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae).4 mg.vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol)..........................................................10 i.u.other ingredients: high oleic safflower oil, gelatin capsule
Pure Encapsulations recommends 1-3 capsules per day, in divided doses, with meals.
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or Precautions?At this time, there are no known side effects or precautions. If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product.Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?At this time, there are no known adverse reactions when taken in conjunction with medications.
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