Astaxanthin Research

In order to treat modern general health, ailments, premature aging and diseases properly, we need to treat chronic inflammation by taking a very strong anti-inflammatory. Astaxanthin isn’t a magic cure-all that is too good to be true. It simply treats the actual root cause of chronic inflammation, rather than purely focusing on a symptom in isolation, such as pain, a rash or stomach acid for example. Once we understand this, it makes perfect sense that a single, powerful, anti-inflammatory supplement can be effective in treating all inflammatory illnesses. Did you know, Inflammatory illnesses make up 97% of all ailments in western society!

Another great feature of astaxanthin is that the side effects are almost all positive. Chances are, if you are suffering from chronic inflammation, you will have more than one ailment. You may take it to tackle your stomach acid and find that it really cleared up your skin. Or you may try it for help with rosacea and find that it really helped your performance down at the gym. Or that you took it for cancer and discovered that it cleared up your liver spots. Almost everyone notices the mental benefits too, which include better memory, sharper focus and less depression or scatter brain.

Astaxanthin as a Potential Protector of Liver Function: A Review

Protecting against liver damage, such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, is currently considered to be important for the prevention of adverse conditions, such as cardiovascular and cancerous diseases.

Liver damage often occurs in relation to oxidative stress with metabolic disorders, including cellular lipid accumulation. Astaxanthin (3,3′-dihydroxy-β,β-carotene-4,4′dione), a xanthophyll carotenoid, is a candidate for liver protection.

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Astaxanthin Protects β-cells Against Glucose Toxicity in Diabetic db/db Mice

Oxidative stress induced by hyperglycemia possibly causes the dysfunction of pancreatic β -cells and various forms of tissue damage in patients with diabetes mellitus. Astaxanthin, a carotenoid of marine microalgae, is reported as a strong anti-oxidant inhibiting lipid peroxidation and scavenging reactive oxygen species…

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Free Radical Biology in Cellular Inflammation Related to Rheumatoid Arthritis

This article concludes that the management of oxidative stress by antioxidant therapies in combination with other inflammatory pathways are the therapeutic weapon to fight against rheumatoid arthritis.
Antioxidants act as free radical scavengers and are thus found to play a significant protective role against oxidative stress in rheumatoid arthritis and in a variety of diseases such as liver cirrhosis, inflammation, atherosclerosis, diabetes, cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.

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Effects of Astaxanthin-Rich Haematococcus Pluvialis Extract on Cognitive Function: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study

This study was undertaken to confirm the effect of an astaxanthin-rich Haematococcus pluvialis extract (Astaxanthin) on cognitive function in 96 subjects by a randomised double-blind placebo-controlled study. Healthy middle-aged and elderly subjects who complained of age-related forgetfulness were recruited.

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Astaxanthin and Cancer Chemo-Prevention

White paper by John E. Dore, Ph.D. Cyanotech Corporation, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii,

Astaxanthin has exhibited potent antioxidant, immuno-modulating and enzyme-inducing properties, all of which suggest a potential role for this carotenoid in the prevention of cancer. Moreover, its unique structural properties and its lack of pro-oxidant activity make it a prime candidate for further investigation in this area of human health.

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Multiple Mechanisms of Anti-Cancer Effects Exerted by Astaxanthin

National Institute of Health study outlines various effects of astaxanthin on the cancer cell.

  • Decrease cancer cell growth
  • Promotes cancer cell death
  • Decreases oxidative stress
  • Decreases inflammation
  • Prevents the spread of cancer cells
  • Improves the communication among cells that lead to a state of health

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The Protective Role of Astaxanthin for UV-Induced Skin Deterioration in Healthy People - A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial

This National Institute of Health study outlines how Astaxanthin protects from UV ray damage

  •  Astaxanthin reaches the dermal layers to neutralize oxidative stress from UV radiation
  • Astaxanthin increases the bodys natural antioxidant production of glutathione and superoxide dismutase
  • Astaxanthin increases skin moisture
  • Astaxanthin prevents UV rays from producing cancer causing tumor factors

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