Discover how this powerhouse antioxidant may help treat chronic disease, support optimal cardiovascular function and…make your skin glow in the process!
When the words anti-aging, longevity and wellness are attached to a health supplement or product, the buzzword antioxidant is sure to follow.
As a label-savvy consumer, you don’t want to get hoodwinked by the hype.
While antioxidants do equal anti-aging, most food and supplement manufacturers skimp on quality and quantity, leaving your antioxidant coverage as effective as an umbrella full of holes.
It’s time to patch up those holes for good with the low-down on all things antioxidant, including the skinny on an antioxidant that is 800 times more powerful than CoQ10! This antioxidant is proven to make you look and feel younger by not only preventing, but also reversing the effects of aging.
The proper dose of antioxidants can help keep…
- your brain and nervous system functioning at prime power
- your joint and skeletal system moving with ease
- your muscles working at maximum capacity… without aches and pain
- your body recovering faster from vigorous exercise and strain
- your immune system operating on optimum
- your inflammatory response under control, nipping chronic ailments in the bud
- your skin looking radiant, smooth and years younger than your biological age
The Importance of Antioxidants
Antioxidants are the equivalent of soldiers working to squelch an army of guerilla rebels (free radicals). Free radicals ravage your cells, looking for electrons to steal. Once they nab an electron from a healthy cell that cell becomes its own free radical…and the cycle continues, damaging countless cells and tissues and accelerating aging and disease.
Your body was built to resist free radicals, but can’t do the job without your help. High levels of antioxidants are needed to destroy dangerous free radicals before they can cause harm, and it is up to you to provide this nourishment. Easier said than done…
Not only has our exposure to free radicals dramatically increased due to pollution, toxins and inadequate diets, but our supply of antioxidants has also dwindled…a recipe for disaster! Experts estimate that nearly all Americans, even the fruit and vegetable fiends among us, are severely lacking in antioxidant support.
Soil depletion has robbed our produce of 40% of the antioxidant power it had 50 years ago, and genetic modification of fruits and vegetables has dramatically cut back antioxidant levels…and introduced more chemicals and toxins into our bloodstreams.
I’m sure you would agree that antioxidant supplementation is a must for any health-conscious individual. The question is what kind and how often?
Maximize Your Antioxidant Support with a Potent Pink Cartenoid!
What do salmon and flamingos have in common? They both consume a powerful antioxidant that is only found in the unique microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis. It’s what gives them that colorful pink hue. But this antioxidant is more than just a colorful pigment, it’s a free radical scavenging warrior that prevents and reverses the effects of oxidation.
The cartenoid family—found in abundance in colorful vegetables such as carrots, beets and bell peppers—is made up of 700 different pigmented antioxidants, the most popular being beta-carotene. Beta-carotene may be the most popular, but it’s not the most powerful.
Astaxanthin, dubbed “King of the Cartenoids,” is 54 times more potent than beta-carotene! It has 6000 times more oxidation-quenching power than vitamin C and 800 times more than CoQ10!
Astaxanthin has the unique ability to filter into every cell in the body, a skill not found in most antioxidants. Not only that, it can protect both the water-soluble and fat-soluble parts of the cell for total cell protection!
Its highest concentrations are found in the muscles of salmon—astaxanthin is the fuel that powers salmon’s endurance to swim upstream. It exerts the same effect on our muscles. Our muscles store mitochondria, which are cellular power plants that provide 95% of the energy our bodies use for fuel.
It makes sense then that mitochondria hang out in our muscle tissues, where we have the greatest need for energy. But there is a downside to this energy-generating activity—the more strenuous the activity the more free radicals are created.
Astaxanthin neutralizes this potentially dangerous situation by eliminating free radicals that seek to wreak havoc on your muscle tissues. Shore your defenses with astaxanthin support and you’ll notice improved stamina and strength, and reduced injury and achiness in your muscles and joints.
A Powerful Anti-inflammatory and Pain Reliever
Astaxanthin acts as a 100% natural anti-inflammatory and works as well as, if not better than other “solutions”…and with no side effects such as addiction, GI bleeds and heartburn.
It reduces inflammatory compounds that signal pain and promote chronic disease. For instance, it blocks COX-2 enzymes—the enzymes responsible for swelling and inflammation. Astaxanthin is so safe you can use it in conjunction with any other anti-inflammatory you are currently taking!
Astaxanthin also helps support optimal cardiovascular function by inhibiting C Reactive Protein (CRP) by more than 20% in just eight weeks! According to the American Heart Association, CRP is a primary marker in people with heart problems.
An All-Natural Brain Booster
Common antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E, while effectively eradicating free radicals in the body, do nothing to protect against the free radicals that threaten our brains. These typical antioxidants cannot get past the blood brain barrier, a protective wall that shields the brain from harmful toxins.
Regrettably, the blood brain barrier is so effective that it keeps the beneficial antioxidants out as well.
The good news is that astaxanthin is able to infiltrate the blood brain barrier and protect against inflammation and memory loss.
Researchers from Tohuku University in Japan studied 30 healthy men and women, ages 50 to 69 years, to measure the effects of astaxanthin on overall cognitive functioning. The results, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, showed that astaxanthin not only reached the brain at a far greater rate than other antioxidants, but also reduced the levels of free radical compounds proven to cause cognitive decline.
Benefits You Can See!
When you can see visible proof that your body is transforming into a temple of wellness you can’t help but to feel better! This feeling isn’t all in your mind… astaxanthin helps improve the look and feel of your skin by balancing moisture levels, smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles, increasing elasticity, and fading sunspots and freckles.
How? Because, astaxanthin neutralizes free radicals before they can cause harm and absorbs UV rays, shielding the skin from sun damage.
Because astaxanthin comes from a unique microalgae, supplementation is key. While you can get it second-hand from eating salmon, you’d have to eat about 2 pounds of wild Atlantic salmon to benefit. According to the Environmental Working Group, farmed raised salmon contains the highest levels of toxic man-made chemicals, or polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
Another widely publicized study in the journal Science showed that farmed Atlantic salmon had 7 times higher levels of PCBs and other toxins than wild Pacific salmon.
And wild fish caught in the ocean isn’t really any safer, because our oceans are polluted with toxic wastes. These poisonous materials are ingested by marine life and move up the food chain, contaminating our seafood, and eventually human health. Various other studies have shown that most species of fish are loaded with cancer-causing toxins, such as methylmercury, dioxins and PCBs.
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