NATURAL PRODUCT

Astaxanthin

The Most Powerful Natural Antioxidant on the Planet
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What is Astaxanthin?

Astaxanthin is a red pigment created by microalgae giving some sea creatures such as salmon, krill, crayfish and flamingos their red colour. When certain algae are stressed, they release Astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant that helps protect it from the change in environment.

Benefits of Astaxanthin

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Joint Health

brain

Brain Health

Eye

Eye Health

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Cardiovascular Health

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skin-health

Skin Health

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Immune System

anti-cancer

Anti-Cancer

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Exercise Recovery

Benefits of Astaxanthin

joint

Joint Health

brain

Brain Health

Eye

Eye Health

Path

Cardiovascular Health

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Skin Health

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Immune System

anti-cancer

Anti-Cancer

exercise

Exercise Recovery

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Astaxanthin vs. Common Antioxidants

Astaxanthin possesses extraordinary antioxidant properties, much stronger than regular supplements. Compared to the other 700 carotenoids known to man today, Astaxanthin is the most powerful of antioxidants.

FREE RADICAL ABSORPTION

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Times more powerful than Vitamin C
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Times more powerful than Beta-Carotene
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Times more powerful than Vitamin E

SINGLET OXYGEN QUENCHING

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Times stronger than Vitamin C
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Times stronger than CoQ10
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Times stronger than Vitamin E

Astaxanthin vs. Super Foods

How Does Astaxanthin Compare To Common Super Foods?
Astaxanthin
Ginger
Pomegranate
Black Beans
Garlic
Brocolli

ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity)

is a laboratory analysis that provides an overall measure of a food’s antioxidant activity. The test works by challenging a food product with an oxidizing agent, and then measuring the overall capacity of that food to resist oxidation.

Spinach
Olive Oil
Banana
Tomato

ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity)

is a laboratory analysis that provides an overall measure of a food’s antioxidant activity. The test works by challenging a food product with an oxidizing agent, and then measuring the overall capacity of that food to resist oxidation.

Astaxanthin vs. Super Foods

How Does Astaxanthin Compare To Common Super Foods?
Astaxanthin
Ginger
Pomegranate
Black Beans
Garlic
Brocolli
Spinach

ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity)

is a laboratory analysis that provides an overall measure of a food’s antioxidant activity. The test works by challenging a food product with an oxidizing agent, and then measuring the overall capacity of that food to resist oxidation.

Olive Oil
Banana
Tomato

ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity)

is a laboratory analysis that provides an overall measure of a food’s antioxidant activity. The test works by challenging a food product with an oxidizing agent, and then measuring the overall capacity of that food to resist oxidation.

Medical Studies

We have compiled a wide array of astaxanthin studies and information articles. Separated into different health conditions and areas of the body, you can see where medical research has shown Astaxanthin to have a use case and how it might be able to benefit you.
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Astaxanthin In Nature

Natural astaxanthin is typically found in a range of marine life, specifically the red and pink coloured kind like salmon, lobsters, flamingos, and krill. These marine creatures all feed on algae that produces astaxanthin, making them pink. When stressed, this algae goes into survival mode, excreting astaxanthin to act as a ‘force field’ around it. The astaxanthin protects the algae from changes in its environment such as ultra-violet light, a lack of nutrition or a change in temperature. Natural astaxanthin allows these algae to live for over 40 years with no food or water in harsh environments.

While you can obtain astaxanthin naturally through seafood this table below gives you an example of how much it contains compared to the algae source.

SOURCE
ASTAXANTHIN CONCENTRATION (PPM)
Haematococcus pluvialis Algae
Phaffia Yeast
Shrimp
Krill
Salmon
Lobster
40,000
10,000
1,200
120
5
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Astaxanthin Produced Around The World

As the popularity and demand for Astaxanthin grows, more growing facilities are popping up all around the world. These facilities all grow the algae haematoccus pluvialis in bulk and then extract astaxanthin from the mass algae they produce.
Most growing facilities use light to stress the algae into producing the astaxanthin so you’ll see outdoor grows in countries with plenty of sun and indoor grows with lights in those countries with less sun.

Frequently Asked Questions

Natural astaxanthin from Haematococcus Pluvialis algae is a far superior form of Astaxanthin compared to the synthetic versions derived from petrochemicals. Up to 20 times stronger as an antioxidant, the natural astaxanthin can provide a much greater health benefit than the synthetic versions. Synthetic astaxanthin has not had the extensive safety and health testing as natural astaxanthin. It’s made in the laboratory in a very elaborate process that turns it from oil into astaxanthin. When you eat farm raised salmon, this synthetic astaxanthin is what you’re getting.

Recommended doses range from 2mg to 12mg per day depending on current health and targeted health condition. If you are not consuming a lot of wild seafood on a regular basis but are in good health, low doses of 2-4mg of Astaxanthin is recommended. For people with chronic joint pain, detraining vision, or sensitive skin experts recommended a higher dose of 8-12mg of Astaxanthin per day.

When taking extremely high doses around 50mg per day one may experience a slightly orange tinge in the skin. There are no harmful side effects in any of the safety studies performed on Astaxanthin. There are no known warnings of taking astaxanthin while on any other medications.

Astaxanthin is a fat-soluble supplement, best taken with a meal, especially one with plenty of fats. Most Astaxanthin comes in oil based capsules for improved absorption, but it is still recommended to take with food. Time of the day does not matter.

Astaxanthin takes a couple of weeks of supplementation before the benefits are noticed. It does not work overnight like a prescription drug but rather bio-accumulates in the body. With a half-life of roughly 16 hours, regular supplementation will build up adequate levels over a couple of weeks.

Biosphere Nutrition sells top quality natural Astaxanthin.