Due to its antioxidant power, astaxanthin benefits many health conditions
Astaxanthin has extraordinary antioxidant properties, as have been demonstrated in hundred of studies, some of which you will find in the links below. Antioxidants disarm dangerous free radicals in our bodies before they have a chance to damage proteins, fats or the genetic material of cells.
Astaxanthin, like other carotenoids, sacrifice themselves in order to protect body cells. Carotenoids absorb the excited energy of singlet oxygen – a highly reactive form of oxygen that if left unchecked can directly damage fats, proteins and DNA in the body. By sacrificing itself, astaxanthin prevents surrounding cells from being damaged.
Below is a brief summary of astaxanthin benefits that are currently known and others that are still under investigation, in alphabetical order. Click on any of the links to read further.