Astaxanthin is a deep red-colored phytonutrient synthesized by microalgae called Haematococcus. It is grown in fresh water using sophisticated techniques that encourage the algae to grow its own powerful medicines that protect it from oxidation, UV radiation and other environmental stresses. When harvested from the algae and concentrated into a liquid, astaxanthin becomes the most powerful antioxidant known in the natural world, demonstrating 550 times the antioxidant power of Vitamin E.
Astaxanthin is known as the "King of the Carotenoids". Carotenoids are the pigments that give many of the foods their beautiful colors. There are more than 700 different carotenoids. We can only obtain Carotenoids through our diet. Carotenoids are powerful nutrients that can help us live better and longer. Carotenoids are divided into 2 groups, Carotenes & Xanthophylls. Astaxanthin is a memeber of the Xanthophylls. It is unique from other members of the Xanthophylls because it has more hydroxyl groups, which allows it to do more in the body. Scientific literature also demonstrates that natural Astaxanthin surpasses many of the antioxidant benefits of vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene and other carotenoids. Studies of humans and animals have shown a variety of benefits from natural Astaxanthin:
Astaxanthin is fat-soluble, so it is carried by fat molecules directly to tissues and organs in your body where it is most needed, for example your skeletal muscles, your brain, your breast tissue, retina, and prostate tissue.
Astaxanthin is what makes the flesh of salmon pink. It is also what enables salmon to swim upstream in raging rivers and waterfalls for up to seven days. Without Astaxanthin, salmon are average swimmers, and their survival rate drops to less than one in five. When Astaxanthin is added to the diet of farm raised salmon the survival rate raises from 17% to 98%!
Astaxanthin has been used in various ways to enhance the health of animals. In tests, it has been shown to:
BioAstin - Natural Astaxanthin is the world's best selling brand of astaxanthin for humans. It is a dietary supplement with powerful antioxidant and other health benefits.
Cyanotech produces BioAstin from microalgae. It was the first source of astaxanthin for human nutrition reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In August 1999, BioAstin completed a review by the FDA without objection and was allowed to be sold in the USA as a human dietary supplement.
BioAstin's benefits derive from its superior antioxidant activity and from its ability to support and maintain natural inflammatory response, enhancing skin, muscle and joint health.
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JointAstin™ is a powerful formula designed to strengthen, support and nourish your joints, tendons and synovial fluids.
Most popular joint formulas use the very effective Glucosamine. The problem with this is that due to ethical, environmental, health (allergic to shellfish) or even religious concerns or constraints, a large portion of the population cannot or will not eat shellfish, shark or other non-vegetarian sourced supplements. Currently all these people do not have an option for a comprehensive joint maintenance formula.
JointAstin™, is the first non-animal source, completely vegetarian joint formula on the market. JointAstin is a powerful formula designed to strengthen, support and nourish your joints, tendons and synovial fluids. Doctors Bob Corish and Leonard Smith, MD, developed this unique formula based on clinically proven ingredients and centered on BioAstin, the most powerful natural antioxidant, clinically validated for joint and tendon related conditions.
DIRECTIONS: Four capsules per day with meals will supply the BioAstin and Glucosamine necessary to support healthy joints. Each bottle contains 120 capsules for a full month's supply.
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EyeAstin™ is a preventative, proactive, comprehensive eye health formula unlike any other.
With the increase in eye damage from UV light, eye muscle fatigue from computer screens and an aging population, more people than ever are concerned about protecting one of the body's most important organs-the eyes.
EyeAstin is formulated by Nutrex Hawaii's Medical Director Robert Corish, MD to protect eyes and maintain eye health. EyeAstin features industry leading ingredients such as FloraGLO® lutein, zeaxanthin, bilberry, eyebright, alpha lipoic acid and other ingredients that support healthy eyes. But what separates EyeAstin from other eye formulas on the market is a 6 mg per serving dose of BioAstin Natural Astaxanthin.
BioAstin is becoming recognized in the medical research community as a superior nutrient for eye health-perhaps the best available. There has been a great deal of clinical research on diverse areas of eye health that shows multiple beneficial effects and improved eye health from supplementing with Natural Astaxanthin, the active ingredient in BioAstin.
One of the unique areas of eye health where Natural Astaxanthin has a positive impact is eye strain. Many people experience "tired eyes" and visual fatigue from overuse.especially from computer use. There are now nine different human clinical trials demonstrating Natural Astaxanthin's ability to prevent and even reverse eye strain. And this is just one of the many conditions of eye health that you can improve by using EyeAstin.
DIRECTIONS: Two capsules daily with meals provide 6 mg of BioAstin Natural Astaxanthin in a comprehensive formula to support eye health. Each bottle contains 60 capsules for a full month's supply.
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