Astaxanthin - The Miracle Nutrient       

  Astaxanthin is a carotenoid. It is classified as a xanthophyll, which means “yellow leaves”. Like many carotenoids, it is a colorful, lipid-soluble pigment. Astaxanthin is found in microalgae, yeast, salmon, trout, krill, shrimp, crayfish, crustaceans, and the feathers of some birds, example-flamingo’s are born white but Astaxanthin makes them pink. 

       Astaxanthin is one of those most potent anti-inflammatories that we know of, and a recommended dose is 8mg Astaxanthin a day. Astaxanthin is a potent antioxidant, more potent than vitamin E and vitamin C. Astaxanthin’s benefits eye health. It may be the ultimate carotenoid for eye health and prevention of blindness.   Ataxanthin supplementation could be effective in preventing or treating a whole host of eye diseases, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic neuropathy, cystoid macular edema, central retinal arterial, venous occlusion, and glaucoma.

      Astaxanthin, unlike some carotenoids, is not converted to vitamin A (retinol) in the human body. Too much vitamin A is toxic for a human, but astaxanthin has lower toxicity. It is an antioxidant with a slightly lower antioxidant activity than other carotenoids.

     

Ways astaxanthin can positively impact your health, according to the latest research:

     Dr. Mark Tso of the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University (considered by most professionals to be the most prestigious ophthalmology training center in the world) has clearly demonstrated that astaxanthin is the clear winner when it comes to protecting your eyes. He discovered that astaxanthin easily crosses into the tissues of the eye and exerts its effects safely and with more potency than any of the other carotenoids, without adverse reactions.   Specifically, Tso determined astaxanthin could ameliorate or prevent light induced damage, photoreceptor cell damage, ganglion cell damage, and damage to the neurons of the inner retinal layers.   He concluded that astaxanthin supplementation could be effective in preventing or treating a whole host of eye diseases, including: