A potent carotenoid antioxidant.
- Protect cell membranes from lipid peroxidation
- Maintain ocular health
- Maintain skin health
Astaxanthin has a unique structure and it is able to provide a wide range of antioxidant benefits. Astaxanthin has been coined as the super-antioxidant. It helps reduce wrinkles and improve skin complexion and texture. Additional health benefits of Astaxanthin are immune, cardiovascular, ocular and brain support. Scientific research has demonstrated that it can help provide a healthy inflammatory response as well.
Astaxanthin is a naturally occurring carotenoid with a unique structure that is known to be a potent free radical scavenger. It occurs naturally in certain algae and causes the pink or red color in salmon, trout, lobster, shrimp and other seafood. Unique from many other antioxidants, Astaxanthin crosses the blood-brain barrier, where it can protect the eye, brain and central nervous system from free radical damage. Scientific studies also demonstrated that Astaxanthin can support the body’s healthy and balanced immune system responses. Astaxanthin has been used for treating Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, “brain attack” (stroke), high cholesterol and an eye condition called age-related macular degeneration. Alice Chung owner of the Alive group says:
“This is one of my favourite additions to my supplement routine as it helps me: improve my circulation and vision, fade age spots, strengthen my immune system, prevents allergies and helps to reduce wrinkles and blemishes!”
Many athletes and students pick Astaxanthin when researching all the antioxidants. This is due to the studies that show Astaxanthin helps to reduce eye fatigue often associated with the high usage of screens. Sport performance can also improve with the use of Astaxanthin as it greatly helps to naturally reduce inflammation. There are so many antioxidants out there. At times it is difficult to know which ones to take. Many work well in combination and some target or help different health concerns.
In summary, Astaxanthin is known as a carotenoid nutrient that occurs mainly in plants. It is often found in marine environments. The major benefit of this potent carotenoid antioxidant is its strong anti-inflammatory properties. Most of our diseases that we battle with such as heart disease, is all due to inflammation in the body. In addition, it prevents age-related disease and deterioration. As we age, the level of antioxidants needs to be increased in order to protect our eyes, skin, brain and more. Astaxanthin is so special that it is capable to work both inside and outside of the cell. This offers a higher level of protection.
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蝦青素是由一種從雨生紅球藻中提練得到的純天然抗氧化劑, 是目前自然界中已知抗氧化效力最強的抗氧化劑, 它的抗氧化能力是維生素 C 的6000 倍, 維生素 E 的1000 倍。β-胡蘿蔔素的110 倍, 輔酶Q10的800 倍, 一氧化氮的1800 倍, 納豆的3100倍, 花青素的700 倍, 番茄紅素的1800 倍, 葉黃素的800 倍, 茶多酚的320 倍。人體內的氧化反應是衰老之源、百病之源。抗氧化的能力, 反映的是抗衰老、改善慢性疾病的能力。蝦青素對高血壓、高血脂、冠心病、糖尿病、動脈硬化、眼底黃斑變性、痛風、胃病等都有顯著的效果。天然蝦青素還有一個特點是能通過血腦屏障直接達腦血管病竃,能夠有效改善中風後遺症及老年性癡呆症。那些人需要蝦青素?
- 視網膜黃斑變性、青光眼、白內障、飛蚊症。人類視網膜富含不飽和脂肪酸, 因此, 氧化產生的自由基很容易使其發生過氧化損傷。而蝦青素, 能有效地防止視網膜的氧化和感光細胞的損傷, 尤其是對視網膜黃斑變性效果較葉黃素更加顯著。
- 腦神經、腦細胞損傷引起的記憶力下降、老年癡呆、腦血栓後遺症、帕金森綜合症、Alzheimer 綜合症。由於天然蝦青素能通過血腦屏障, 對中樞神經系統尤其是對大腦起到保護作用, 美國CADAX 制藥公司已經把蝦青素作為一種腦梗塞後防止再次梗塞的藥物, 據報道2010 年已經進入臨床試驗階段。蝦青素最大的好處是, 不會象抗血小板藥物那樣導致凝血功能障礙。
- 動脈粥樣硬化、胸悶、心絞痛等心血管疾病。現代醫學研究表明, 動脈粥樣硬化導致胸悶心絞痛等心血管疾病, 而低密度脂蛋白(LDL)的氧化是導致動脈粥樣化的重要原因。蝦青素能減輕載脂蛋白的氧化, 降低低密度脂蛋白, 升高高密度脂蛋白。可用來預防動脈粥樣硬化、冠心病和缺血性腦損傷。
- 關節疼痛和關節炎:已有研究表明, 蝦青素能夠激活 T 淋巴細胞的應答反應, 從而降低幽門螺桿菌對胃的附著和感染。 Mara 公司對蝦青素和其它26 種著名的抗炎藥物進行比較, 結果顯示 : 服用蝦青素患者的健康狀況提高了 85%, 蝦青素與 92% 的抗炎藥物有同等的效果或效果更佳。
- 經常暴露在陽光下, 需要防護紫外線的人群 : 研究顯示天然蝦青素能快速有效地讓曬傷的皮膚在短短的5 天內復原, 還您雪白亮麗的肌膚。蝦青素強力的抗氧化性可以調整陽光灼傷導致的炎症, Yamashita(1995) 研究證實健康男性塗抹蝦青素後暴露在紫外線 UVB 下 98 小時, 曬傷減少60%, 蝦青素是通過抑制炎症介質氧胺嘧啶來起作用的。