Astaxanthin 4mg (formerly known as Astaxanthin Ultra)
Nutrient rich antioxidant from microalgae
- A carotenoid sourced from algae
- Does not turn into a free radical itself like most antioxidants
- Supports healthy blood sugar and blood pressure
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Astaxanthin is a unique carotenoid compound found in abundance in marine environments, particularly in algae. Astaxanthin is what gives red algae its colour and subsequently salmon their pink flesh when they consume the algae. Astaxanthin is considered a far more powerful antioxidant than beta-carotene or vitamin E, because unlike most other antioxidants, it does not create a free radical itself after quenching one, and can therefore quench numerous radicals in a row. This allows it to protect cell membrane lipids from free radical damage.
Many supplements provide astaxanthin extracted from krill. AOR’s Astaxanthin 4 mg provides a high-quality source of this unique and powerful antioxidant from sustainable Haematococcus pluvialis algae.
Astaxanthin is a unique carotenoid that offers exceptional protection to the cell membrane from lipid peroxidation. Lipid peroxidation also plays a role in aging, atherosclerosis and free radical mediated cell damage.
AOR™ guarantees that all ingredients have been declared on the label. Contains no wheat, gluten, nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, sulphites, mustard, dairy, eggs, fish, shellfish or any animal by product.
Take one to two capsules daily with food, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or for use beyond three months.
- Eye function
- Sports nutrition
- Cardiovascular health
The information and product descriptions appearing on this website are for information purposes only, and are not intended to provide or replace medical advice to individuals from a qualified health care professional. Consult with your physician if you have any health concerns, and before initiating any new diet, exercise, supplement, or other lifestyle changes.
Non-medicinal Ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose. Capsule: hypromellose and sodium copper chlorophyllin
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