Astaxanthin owes it's superior antioxidant power to our high-performance ingredient, AstaREAL®.
What is Astaxanthin?
Astavita's astaxanthin is harvested from the best source of astaxanthin in the world: the deep red microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis. Astaxanthin is an example of evolution at work. Normally, the microalgae that swim about freely in pools of water are green. However, when the water pools dry out and the algae are exposed to intense sunlight, they begin producing large quantities of bright red astaxanthin. Why? Because astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant that protects the algae from UV radiation, allowing them to survive - even in the harshest of conditions.
How does it work?
As an aerobic organism, we depend on oxygen for our existence. Even though oxygen is absolutely critical for life, it is also found in a number of harmful by products referred to as reactive oxygen species (ROS). AstaREAL® Astaxanthin demonstrates a superior ability for quenching singlet oxygen which is one of the most damaging ROS. For thousands of years, astaxanthin has been part of the human diet. Over the last twenty years, published research and Human Clinical Trials demonstrated the potent antioxidant properties and important health related benefits of astaxanthin.
So What Does That Mean?
- Free radicals cause damage to your cells
- Antioxidants fight free radicals
- Astaxanthin is the strongest antioxidant
What Can Astaxanthin do for you?
- Muscle recovery and physical endurance
- Relieve eye fatigue
- Improve skin condition
- Over-all increase in well-being
Other Health Areas Under Study
- BMI reduction with exercise
- Stomach health
- Immune system improvement
- Cardiovascular health
AstaREAL: The Superior Astaxanthin
AstaREAL® Astaxanthin is the most studied astaxanthin in the world with more than 35 clinical studies. AstaREAL® Astaxanthin is harvested from Haematococcus pluvialis, which contains the highest concentrations of astaxanthin in the world. AstaREAL® Astaxanthin has proven to be a multi-functional supplement due to its strong antioxidant activities.* The protection against oxidative stress that it provides to cells throughout the body is key to overall well being. An example of its many benefits is its ability to increase muscle and physical endurance, whether involving strenuous activity or simply eye strain (computer users).
How Potent Is it?
Astaxanthin is one of the most powerful antioxidants discovered. Research shows it is: 550 times stronger than Vitamin E and 40 times stronger than beta-carotene for singlet oxygen quenching*(1). 1000 times stronger than vitamin E for lipid peroxidation*(2).
Why Is It So Potent?
The cell is like an Oreo cookie, it has two lipid layers (the cookie) separated by a center (the cream). Popular antioxidants such as beta-carotene (fat loving) and vitamin c (water loving) work separately inside the cream and on the outside (cookie) layers. Astaxanthin's unique structure, being fat soluble with polar (water loving) ends, it fastens itself vertically through all three layers, giving the cell better protection inside and out.
Our patented, enclosed BioDome™ system in Maui, Hawaii and our photo bioreactors in Gustavsberg, Sweden protects algae from environmental pollutants, assuring absolute purity.