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8 Health Benefits of Natural Astaxanthin


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Astaxanthin: Potent Skin Protection, from the Inside Out, Plus 7 Additional Health Benefits

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What is Natural Astaxanthin and how does it benefit human health?

Astaxanthin is a red pigment molecule that is a member of the carotenoid family.  Astaxanthin has many sources including coming from a natural marine microalgae, Haematococcus.  When eaten by shrimp and crustaceans, the red pigment imparts color to their flesh and shells.  As astaxanthin works its way up the food chain, the color becomes much more concentrated, imparting the beautiful red and pink colors we see in fish such as salmon and in marine birds such as flamingos. 
We focus on the skin at SeaQuarius skincare and our premium, natural, Astaxanthin works wonders to help protect the skin from the damaging UV rays of the sun.  It also moisturizes the skin from the inside out.  Astaxanthin has been found to positively impact other crucial functions of the body as well.  From neurovascular protection to cardiovascular health.  Astaxanthin is proven to be a key ally in helping us achieve better overall health.  It is, after all, the world's most powerful antioxidant when it comes to singlet oxygen quenching of free radicals.  
 
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8 Health Benefits of Natural Astaxanthin:
  1. NEUROVASCULAR PROTECTION - Decreases the oxidation of red blood cells, decreases the incidence of ischemic stroke, and improves memory and learning.
  2. SKIN AGING & DEFENSEPrevents UV-induced wrinkle formation, skin sagging and age spots, improves skin elasticity and skin dryness.
  3. LIVER HEALTH & METABOLIC SYNDROMEInhibits progression of fatty liver disease, restores insulin- glucose balance, increases fat burning, and decreases inflammatory markers.
  4. MUSCLE RESILIENCE - Enhances power output, endurance, and recovery after exercise; prevents muscle damage and muscle atrophy.
  5. EYE FATIGUE - Reduces eye fatigue in subjects suffering from visual display syndrome also known as eye computer strain.
  6. IMMUNE BOOSTER - Reduces DNA damage in immune cells and enhances the immune response.
  7. CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH - Fights atherosclerosis by decreasing blood pressure, lipid deposits, lipid peroxidation, and vascular inflammation.
  8.  CAPILLARY CIRCULATION - Improves blood flow and capillary integrity; reduces blood cell oxidation and the risk of thrombosis.

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