Astaxanthin is a keto-carotenoid and is known as a super antioxidant. Most often it is derived from marine microalgae. Astaxanthin is the strongest natural antioxidant available in the world. It is 6,000 times stronger than Vitamin C, 800 times stronger than CoQ10, 550 times higher than Vitamin E and 75 times stronger than alpha lipoic acid.
Dosage & Duration
Astaxanthin is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth as a supplement. Astaxanthin has been used safely by itself in doses of 4 to 40 mg daily for up to 12 weeks, or 12 mg daily for 6 months. It has been used safely in combination with other carotenoids, vitamins, and minerals at 4 mg daily for up to 12 months.
Increased Moisture Retention
Dry skin occurs more and more often as people get older or spend large amounts out in the sun and wind. Dry skin leaves your skin looking a little bit gray and increases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Astaxanthin not only increases the amount of moisture in your skin, but also helps you to retain that moisture so that your skin looks brighter and plumper.
Neutralizes Free Radicals
As a powerful antioxidant, Astaxanthin neutralizes free radicals that are responsible for your skin aging and therefore it helps slow the appearance of skin aging signs.
Increases Collagen Production
Astaxanthin elicits renewal of the cells and actually increases collagen production, which makes your skin more elastic. Improved elasticity helps to tighten your skin, actually helping to remove those fine lines and wrinkles. When your face has more elasticity, it also looks and feels smoother.
Increases Blood Flow
Astaxanthin increases blood flow throughout your body including improving circulation to the skin. Improving the blood circulation to the skin makes the skin look younger and healthier, giving you a glow you simply can’t get from make-up.
Blocks UV Rays
One of the best skin benefits of Astaxanthin is the fact that both Astaxanthin supplements and topical creams help to block the UV rays of the sun. In addition, it helps to heal the past damage that sun may have caused to the skin.
Lightens Dark Spots
Astaxanthin lightens dark spots that appear on the skin including those sun spots, freckles and dark under eye circles. It also evens out your overall skin tone, which leaves your face looking much healthier.