This amazing antioxidant is not only fat-soluble but is also already present in your skin, making it all the more readily absorbable to benefit your health. You might never have heard of it but Astaxanthin is abundantly present in so much of the world around you. Now you can enjoy all its benefits in an easy to take capsule.
You may have never heard of Astaxanthin before but like so many other antioxidants, you've not only already consumed it on a regular basis but your body actively requires it to keep you safe from certain toxins and oxidants. And like so many other antioxidants, it is a carotenoid.
Carotenoids are funny things. In a lot of cases we recognise them more for their cosmetic value than for their health properties. The reason for that is that they are a form of natural pigmentation that occurs primarily in shellfish such as crabs or lobsters - they are, after all, what give those crustaceans their definitive reddish hue.
And yet, they are so much more than that. Astaxanthin, for example, is considered to be especially valuable for its ability to protect against free radicals generated by the activity of the sun's ultraviolet radiation on our skin.
Swanson Ultra High Potency Astaxanthin is extracted from the microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis, which actually yields around 8,000 times the Astaxanthin concentration found in fish such as salmon. By utilising a unique, patented harvesting process that relies on an advanced supercritical carbon-dioxide extraction process, excluding the use of any chemical solvents, Swanson have created an Astaxanthin supplement that boasts optimum efficacy and minimal toxicity.
Swanson Ultra High Potency Astaxanthin softgels are not only fortified with MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides) to enhance the bioavailability of this fat-soluble nutrient but also offer a compelling range of health benefits too.
There have already been a number of studies into the benefits of Astaxanthin and there is one thing that stands out above all about this powerful phytonutrient - it is arguably one of the most potent carotenoids available to mankind.
When an investigation was launched into the the effect of Astaxanthin supplementation on lipid peroxidation (where free radicals steal electrons from cell membranes and cause cell damage), it showed a significant drop in levels of hydroxy fatty acids that encourage cell inflammation.
It also acts as a prominent anti-inflammatory and antihypertensive, meaning that regular supplementation can actually lower your chances of contracting heart disease. Swanson Ultra High Potency Astaxanthin is the best way to make sure you get a regular dose of this incredible antioxidant, don't miss out.