Sol Supplements Astaxanthin
Sol Supplements Astaxanthin
The perfect summer supplement: Empower your body with the blessings of the water!
Astaxanthin is the red-pigment carotenoid found in seafood such as salmon and krill; with powerful antioxidant potential and many strong pharmacological effects.
Astaxanthin has been found to help:
- Internally protect skin from sun exposure*
- Reduce aging characteristics of the skin*
- Improve fertility through antioxidant effect*
- Reduce exercise-induced muscle damage*
- Brain health by crossing the blood-brain barrier*
- Benefit the pigment of the skin*
- Offset the effects of radiation*
- Improve blood pressure*
- Improve eye health*
- Promote blood flow*
Unlike other antioxidants, astaxanthin exerts antioxidative effects without ever being pro-oxidative. It is similar to beta-carotene (vitamin A) but has some chemical differences which may make it safer!
Astaxanthin gives a benefit to the pigment of your skin just like eating lots of carrots does; a nice slight darkening/redness.
Our Astaxanthin is naturally produced from algae in the USA!
Ingredients: Astaxanthin 12 mg
Other Ingredients: Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Bovine Gelatin, Bovine Glycerin, Water
Serving Size: 1 softgel - 12mg per serving
Servings per Container: 30 (30 softgels)
PROTECTS AGAINST SUN DAMAGE
If you are planning to go on holiday, or just love your sunlight exposure like us, astaxanthin supplementation protects FROM THE INSIDE so you don't have to use any toxic sunscreens. Great if you are a surfer or outdoorsman.
REDUCES MUSCLE DAMAGE
In otherwise healthy elite soccer players given 4mg of Astaxanthin daily for 90 days - there was significantly reduced exercise-induced increases in biomarkers of muscle damage (creatine kinase and ALT). Astaxanthin supplementation could prevent exercise-induced free radical production.
PROTECTS SKIN 'PHOTOAGING'
In this study it was found that dietary supplementation with astaxanthin effectively prevented features of photoaging, such as the increase of epidermal water loss and wrinkle formation, in the dorsal skin of mice exposed to UVA irradiation.
AESTHETIC SKIN BENEFITS
This study showed oral ingestion of 3mg Astaxanthin in otherwise healthy men noted reductions in total area + volume of wrinkles. Improved moisture in those with dry skin and there was a significant improvement in elasticity of the skin in the 'Crows feet' after eight weeks relative to control.
PROMOTES PHYSICAL ENDURANCE
Ever wondered how red salmon have the power to keep on jumping upstream? (CPT I) is a mitochondrial fatty acid transporter that allows mitochondria to take up and use fat to fuel energy production.
Reactive Oxygen Species generated during exercise oxidizes CPT I, and this slows down energy production from lipids. Astaxanthin prevents ROS damage to CPT I, promoting continued lipid utilization and reducing dependence on carbohydrates, which reduces lactic acid build up hence promoting endurance.
In a rat model of metabolic syndrome, 2.25-2.75mg/kg astaxanthin oral ingestion was able to reduce glucose and improve insulin sensitivity although not to the levels of the healthy control of Wistar rats.
Astaxanthin may be able to reduce blood sugar levels which, paired with its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative actions, might reduce stress on diabetic kidneys.
It penetrates the tissues of your pancreas and repairs your beta cells - beta cells help produce insulin!
Astaxanthin gets into the fluid of the eye and bioaccumulates like betacarotene - it can improve macular degeneration (eyesight damage).
Astaxanthin also appears to have general antioxidant properties in eye tissue.
CROSSES BLOOD BRAIN BARRIER
As an antioxidant, Astaxanthin crosses blood brain barrier and therefore can improve brain health - not many antioxidants do that!
Any condition that that ends in ‘itis’ will benefit from astaxanthin - it has potent antioxidant properties due to its molecular structure and its arrangement in the plasma membrane, factors that favor the neutralization of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species. This carotenoid also has prominent anti-inflammatory activity, possibly interrelated with its antioxidant effect, and is also involved in the modulation of lipid and glucose metabolism.
AEROBIC EXERCISE BENEFIT
In trained cyclists who were subject to a pre-exhaustive test (2 hour exercise below VO2 max) and then performed a 20km time trial, it seems that supplementation of 4mg astaxanthin for 28 days prior was associated with a greater improvement in time trial performance (121s reduction) relative to placebo (19s).
In a VO2 max test, 4mg astaxanthin supplementation for about four weeks prior to testing appears to be associated with an increase in power output relative to baseline and placebo.
In this study, the modifying effect of astaxanthin on radiation induced genome damages in cultivating human peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) was investigated. It was found that Astaxanthin in all studied concentrations per se had no mutagenic activity and obviously reduced the level of radiation induced chromosomal aberrations.