ASTAXANTHIN – NATURE’S RED GIFT FOR SKIN FROM THE DEEP BLUE

The oceans and waterways of the world have provided us with a wonderful array of medicinal foods and nutrients. Fish oil from wild caught salmon and sardines. Spirulina grown in lakes of Hawaii and the African nation of Chad and the Iodine and Trace Element-rich Kelp and other Seaweeds. We can now add another to this ever growing list – Astaxanthin.

Astaxanthin?

Astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant sourced from a special source of ocean algae known as Haematococcus pluvialis. This particular type of algae is also a food source for Krill, which is the source of the very popular Krill Oil. From this algae, a beautiful red pigment is extracted, which is the Astaxanthin.

Nature’s “Botox”?

Natural Health proponents such as Dr Mehmet Oz and Dr Joseph Marcela have been sprouting about the health benefits of this beneficial red antioxidant from the deep blue (1). The antioxidant properties of Astaxanthin have been shown in clinical trials to improve the following four area:

1)      Dryness reduction

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