Astaxanthin 4 mg
Zanthin® Natural Astaxanthin
(Patented & Guaranteed Strength)
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Why are flamingos pink? They get
their healthy fill of pinkish-red astaxanthin in their diet. Astaxanthin
(As-ta-Zan-thin), a carotenoid pigment and powerful antioxidant, is found naturally
in a number of marine plants, algae, and seafood (e.g. salmon, trout, and
shrimp). LifeSource Vitamins uses Zanthin® Natural
Astaxanthin, in our product, as it is patented and produces a guaranteed
strength and no chemical solvents. The most innovative and Bio-available product on the market today. Research shows Astaxanthin can help with skin health, vision acuity and cardiovascular health.*
Astaxanthin is vastly more powerful at knocking out free radicals, which
are always at work tearing your body down, leaving damaged cells and tissues in
their wake. Let our Astaxanthin help
fight these free radicals.*
Although humans needn't
consume enough astaxanthin to turn flamingo-pink, people should still
incorporate this free radical fighting carotenoid into their diet.
Reported Benefits of Astaxanthin
Astaxanthin benefits cover virtually the entire spectrum
available from antioxidants. Aside from those previously mentioned, studies
have demonstrated an amazing number of benefits of astaxanthin.*
is what Astaxanthin has been shown
to help with:
- Boosts immune system*
- Helps prevent heart attacks*
- Helps prevent Alzheimer's and
- Reducing skin damage from
ultraviolet (UV) light.*
- Improving recovery after stroke.*
- Normalizes blood pressure*
- Relieves prostate problems*
- Gives you better resistance to colds*
- Prevents and relieves diabetes*
- Prevents gum disease*
- Enhances reproductive health*
- Muscle Endurance & Active Lifestyle support.*
- Protects all parts of the cells from
- Protect the brain,
central nervous system, and eyes.*
- Increase physical
endurance while reducing muscle damage.*
- Eye problems such as age-related macular
- Diminish wrinkles
through internal supplementation.*
- Regulate inflammatory cytokines and chemokines. (Increased levels
of these may predict onset of rheumatoid arthritis.)*
- Reducing cholesterol levels.*
- Up to 6,000 times more powerful than Vitamin C!
Astaxanthin is a very potent antioxidant that we'll be hearing
more and more about over the coming years. Specifically, it functions as a
carotenoid antioxidant though it does not get converted to Vitamin A. Though
it's a ubiquitous pigment found in the marine environment which provides the
pinkish-red color to lobsters, shrimp, salmon, and crayfish, it's actually
produced by microalgae and phytoplankton.*
Astaxanthin is one of the few antioxidants that can move
throughout the entire body and provide protection to all of our cells. And
Astaxanthin has the unique property that it can protect the entire cell. It has
polar hydrophilic ends that span across the entire cell membrane. Most other
well-known antioxidants cannot do this.*
What is the difference between Astaxanthin and
Astaxanthin belongs to the same family of fat-soluble carotenoid
molecules as the yellow/orange colored Beta-carotene. It differs from
Beta-carotene in that its' molecular structure contains two additional oxygen
groups in each ring structure. This gives it a deep red color and classifies it
as a xanthophyll, with up to 10 times stronger free radical scavenging
activity. Another difference is that, unlike Beta-carotene, Astaxanthin cannot
be converted to Vitamin A in the human body.
Benefits of Astaxanthin
Astaxanthin's most basic source is a micro algae,
Haematococcus pluvialis. Predators eat Haematococcus, the food chain continues,
and Astaxanthin accumulates to the point of which flamingos and salmon have a
Astaxanthin’s antioxidant properties are superior to its
carotenoid family members; in fact, it is 40 times more potent than
beta-carotene. It is unique from the rest of the carotenoid family in that its
chemical structure exposes itself to the interior as well as the exterior of a
cell. This allows it to more efficiently and quickly neutralize harmful free
radicals, which attack cell membranes causing oxidative stress. In other words,
Astaxanthin protects cell membrane components from oxidative stress and
The green microalgae, Haematococcus
pulvaris, is believed to have the largest capacity to accumulate
astaxanthin though it's also found in other microalgae such as Chlorella
zongiensis and Chlorococcum sp. Supplements containing Astaxanthin
are also available from natural sources such as Krill.*
How Astaxanthin Works
- Increases the skin's ability to resist environmental
stripping of skin nutrients by restoring the skin's natural antioxidant
balance (SOD, CAT, GSH), and by protecting cell membranes against lipid perioxidation.*
- Reduces puffiness and erythema by suppressing the
- Prevents and reduces the presence of UV-induced
wrinkles by protecting the dermal layer against oxidative stress
- Firms skin and increases moisture by allowing repair
processes to heal the collagen network.*
- Reduces the risk of skin cancer by protecting against
accumulated DNA damage.*
Astaxanthin and Skin Care
A Uniquely Powerful Antioxidant
Defense Against the Signs of Aging
While natural aging can cause the loss of skin suppleness
and elasticity, UV-induced free radicals are more harmful to the skin because
they accelerate the aging process. With its potent anti-oxidative power,
Astaxanthin can inhibit the activity of free radicals by acting rapidly against
it on the skin surface, epidermis and dermis. Research suggests potential skin
benefits from the use of Astaxanthin to maintain a youthful
appearance, reverse premature signs of aging and prevent UV induced skin
More Health Benefits of Astaxanthin:
Researchers recently summarized a number of the potential
health benefits of Astaxanthin. As a potent antioxidant, the myriad of
potential health benefits are staggering. However, there's still fairly limited
research regarding the optimal dosage, safety, and general effectiveness of
this supplement in human studies.
Free radicals and other reactive oxygen species are produced
during normal life-sustaining aerobic metabolism. In excess, these molecules
can cause protein and lipid oxidation and DNA damage. Numerous diseases are
associated with this type of cellular damage. Exogenous antioxidants such as
carotenoids can help to attenuate or limit this damage.
Potential Health Conditions:
As mentioned, the list of potential health conditions for which
astaxanthin may be of benefit is exceptionally long - specifically,
inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, atherosclerosis,
inflammatory bowel disease, and brain inflammatory diseases.
As well, its role as a free-radical scavenger may be of
benefit in conditions such as protecting against ethanol-induced gastric
damage, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, some types of cancer,
as well as neuro-degenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's
diseases. They also noted the potential ocular, hepatic, and skin
protective affects as well as beneficial effects on the immune system.
In conclusion, the authors of this study noted that the growing
evidence from tissue culture, animal, and clinical studies is encouraging, but
more extensive well-controlled trials are needed.
If you are taking LifeSource Vitamins
Astaxanthin specifically for joint health, it is recommended that you take a
dosage of 10 to 12 mg per day. After a month, you may cut back to 4-8mg per
day, as you see fit. If you are taking it as a general means of staying
healthy, they recommend 4-6 mg per day.
What are Carotenoids?
- Carotenoids are fat soluble pigments commonly found in
the photosynthesis process in microalgae. There are over 600 known
carotenoids. Other common carotenoids include beta carotene, lutein and
zeaxanthin. Carotenoids typically display antioxidant properties that
extend into a wealth of health benefits. Some molds, yeasts
and bacteria use carotenoids as protection from harmful exposure to light
and oxygen. Animals are not capable of synthesizing carotenoids and can
only obtain them from food sources.
- Astaxanthin has shown powerful antioxidant properties and appears to
be superior to vitamins A and E and other carotenoids such as beta
carotene and lutein. Astaxanthin helps in protecting cells and their
internal structures from free radical damage. It reduces the formation of
plaque buildup in arteries by decreasing oxidation of LDL cholesterol. It
is also beneficial in protecting against DNA damage and the harmful
effects of ultraviolet radiation by singlet and triplet oxygen quenching.
Its antioxidant benefits also help to increase stamina and strength.
Benefits of Astaxanthin for Inflammation
Inflammation is your body's response
against infection, and the mechanism it uses for repairing injured tissue. When
a virus attacks your cells, your inflammatory system kicks in to fight it off.
If you sprain an ankle, your inflammatory system works to repair the damage.
Other examples of inflammation include the swelling you experience from
arthritis and sunburn.
inflammation underlies many diseases. While occasional inflammation is a
normal, healthy process, chronic inflammation can lead to serious problems.
This is often called systemic or "silent" inflammation.
This chronic inflammation has commonly
been associated with asthma and arthritis, but now is thought to be an
underlying cause of atherosclerosis, strokes, ulcers, Alzheimer's and
Parkinson's disease, cancer, diabetes and more.
Common treatments for
inflammation come with significant side effects. These include aspirin, acetaminophen and the prescription
drug Celebrex. None of these are harmless; they all have significant side
effects, serious enough to result in over 100,000 hospitalizations and 15,000
deaths per year in the United States. Complications from the use of these
medications represent about 40% of all drug-related emergency visits.
People are discovering the benefits
of astaxanthin for any problem resulting from chronic inflammation. It's a
completely safe alternative, and is effective for a large percentage of users.
Astaxanthin for Joint Pain
Astaxanthin can help
reduce pain and inflammation in tendons, joints and muscles. Astaxanthin has been shown to be a very effective remedy for
all types of joint pain, including tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis,
and joint soreness after strenuous exercise.
A health survey taken by the
Nutrex-Hawaii company showed that over 80% of those experiencing back pain and
symptoms from osteo- or rheumatoid arthritis reported an improvement from
supplementing with astaxanthin.
for Athletic Endurance and Recovery
A convincing demonstration of the
benefits of astaxanthin for athletic performance is the feat of salmon swimming
upstream to spawn.
Salmon often go without food for days,
drawing on their own reserves while making their way upstream for hundreds of
miles. Where do they acquire such endurance? Much of it comes from their
considerable dietary intake of astaxanthin.
The benefits of astaxanthin for
serious athletes are significant. Regular users report that supplementing with
- increases strength and stamina
- reduces recovery time
- prevents joint and muscle soreness after exercise
If you exercise regularly, you don't
want to be slowed down from fatigue or sore joints and muscles. Anything that
can reduce inflammation will benefit your performance — and astaxanthin has
been shown to be one of the most effective natural inflammatories there are.
How does astaxanthin
help with stamina and endurance?
Astaxanthin's ability to increase your endurance is due to its beneficial
effect on your mitochondria, the part of your cells that generates up to 95
percent of your energy. Many of your mitochondrial cells are found in your
muscle tissue; that's where you have the greatest need for them. When your
mitochondria can't produce enough energy to meet your body's demands, your
strength and endurance suffer.
This energy-producing activity of
your mitochondria also has a downside — it generates highly reactive free
radicals that damage your cell membranes. The more strenuous your activity, the
more free radicals you produce. This cellular damage results in excessive
inflammation which results in tired and sore muscles.
When you're engaged in any strenuous
aerobic exercise, your body is using oxygen at an accelerated rate, and
generating 12 times as many free radicals as when you are resting. Numerous
studies, with humans as well as animals, have shown that Astaxanthin’s powerful
ability to quench these free radicals gives you more strength and endurance.
Astaxanthin is also effective in
reducing lactic acid buildup during intense exercise. Lactic acid is what
produces the "burn" you feel when you're exerting your muscles to
their max; lactic acid buildup will reduce your overall stamina.
Many competitive and endurance
athletes have become believers in astaxanthin supplements for all of the above
for Youthful, Beautiful Skin
One of the most frequently-reported
benefits of astaxanthin is an improvement in skin quality. There is evidence
that astaxanthin not only prevents UV sun damage from occurring, but may
actually help to reverse external signs of aging, from the inside out. This has
been clearly demonstrated in human clinical trials.
Many users of astaxanthin supplements
report that they are able to spend significantly more time out in the sun
without burning than they were able to before. This is due to the powerful
anti-inflammatory properties that astaxanthin has. (A sunburn is essentially an
inflammation of your skin).
Dr. Nicholas Perricone highly
recommends astaxanthin for reducing wrinkles and age spots, improving moisture
levels, elasticity and smoothness, and for giving your skin a beautiful,
Several cosmetic manufacturers have
begun to use astaxanthin in facial and body creams for its UV protection and
ability to heal damaged skin.
Benefits of Astaxanthin for Eye Health
Recent studies reveal that
astaxanthin is the ultimate supplement for eye health and the prevention of
blindness, because it's one of the few antioxidants that can penetrate the
retinal barrier in your eyes. Supplementing with astaxanthin has been found to
have protective benefits against a wide range of vision-related problems,
- macular degeneration*
- diabetic retinopathy*
- glaucoma and many others*
Benefits of Astaxanthin Supplementation for Eyesight
Astaxanthin know for the antioxidants and is recommended for
maximum anti-inflammatory and health benefits for your eyes. Astaxanthin helps
support and enhance eye function, improve night vision, and reduce eye fatigue
and strain, and may help prevent the occurrence of degenerative diseases of the
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better antioxidant, any way you look at it
A member of the carotenoid family,
astaxanthin is one of the most powerful lipophilic antioxidants yet discovered. As
an antioxidant, it has been shown to be up to 500 times more powerful than
Vitamin E, 10 times more potent as beta-carotene and 5 times more potent than
lutein. Astaxanthin, unlike some carotenoids, does not convert to Vitamin A
(retinol) in the human body. This high level of antioxidant activity means much
better ability to address the many age-onset conditions related to oxidative
Because of its unique biochemistry,
astaxanthin should be considered as a component in every antioxidant
formulation. Because of its potency, it can function as a ‘booster shot’ for
common antioxidants like vitamins A, C and E. Even more importantly,
astaxanthin’s chemistry will stop these antioxidants from becoming
‘pro-oxidants’. Astaxanthin has dual function antioxidant. It is one of the
more potent quenchers of singlet oxygen. It also has the ability to efficiently
trap peroxyl radicals, thus inhibiting that pathway of lipid peroxidation.
– A natural, high efficacy extract with proven quality
LifeSource Vitamins has teamed up with Valensa to provide the maximum
efficiency Astaxanthin. Valensa International is the world’s leading
manufacturer of finished form natural astaxanthin extract. We were the first
company to have finished form material approved for use by regulatory agencies
in both the United States and Europe. We employ our proprietary DeepExtract™
supercritical CO2 process to create the best quality materials and
our O²B™ Peroxidation Blocker stabilization technology to ensure long-term
stability and efficacy for the consumer.
Valensa’s Zanthin® brand of natural
astaxanthin is manufactured from the microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis. Once
the tough cell wall of the algae is cracked open it is highly unstable and must
be extracted immediately. Valensa utilizes a proprietary extraction process to
yield a stabilized and standardized 7% oleoresin. The 7% extracted oleoresin
contains an astaxanthin complex composed of approximately:
- 85-90% astaxanthin
- 2% lutein
- 2% -carotene
- 6% various other carotenoids
Vitamins Astaxanthin is 40 times more potent than beta-carotene. Research
suggests potential skin benefits from the use of Astaxanthin to
maintain a youthful appearance, reverse premature signs of aging and prevent UV
induced skin cancer.
LifeSource Vitamins - Zanthin® Natural Astaxanthin,
patented and guaranteed strength, no chemical solvents. Helps with Aging, Skin
health, vision acuity, cardiovascular health, fights free radicals, immune
health, anti-inflammatory, strokes, Parkinson's.
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