Astaxanthin - A Powerful Antioxidant For a Healthy Skin

amirev777 By amirev777, 28th Feb 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Astaxanthin, a potent antioxidant, has shown to be very effective in countering the effects of aging on our skin, besides many other health benefits.

Take Astaxanthin to protect your skin

You may have heard about Astaxanthin, a powerful, new antioxidant to have arrived on the scene, of late. It is known for its ability to boost stamina, reduce exercise recovery time, improve health of your joints and also enhance functioning of your brain.

As far as it's antioxidant properties are concerned, astaxanthin has been shown to be more effective in neutralizing free radicals than vitamin C and E, beta carotene, lutein, green tea and even coenzyme Q10.

But experts believe that it's most important quality is to reverse the effects of aging on our skin - in other words, it is arguably the best antioxidant for our aging skin. Researchers have found that one of the ways that astaxanthin works is by protecting the skin's outermost layer against oxidative stress. This leads to enhanced cell repair, and production of collagen, which in turn leads to increased skin moisture and reduced wrinkles - providing you a firmer and more elastic skin. Astaxanthin also helps in reducing puffiness and skin irritation by suppressing inflammation.

Besides it's amazing "youtherage" effects on skin, astaxanthin has also shown to have positive impact on mitochondria, the energy producing stations in our cells. By increasing the efficiency of mitochondrial functions, astaxanthin creates higher energy levels in our body.

Astaxanthin has also shown to improve stamina and strength, and to speed up muscle recovery time, especially amongst the athletes. It boosts our immune system, protects our brain and eyes, and also improves the functioning of our joints.

Even though wild salmons are good sources of astaxanthin, you will need to eat a minimum of 6 ounces of salmon everyday to get the desired benefits. So the other choice is to opt for "natural " astaxanthin supplements.

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Anti-Aging, Antioxidants, Astaxanthin, Free Radicals, Inflammation, Oxidative Stress, Vitamin C

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