The potential health benefits of this remarkable nutrient are many and important.
Boulder, CO (PRWEB) May 25, 2011
WellWise.org has received repeated inquiries about astaxanthin, a nutrient available for years as a dietary supplement, but which is not widely known. Astaxanthin is the pigment that gives marine creatures such as salmon, lobsters and shrimp their reddish color, but it is far more than simply a coloring agent. Because the potential health benefits of this remarkable nutrient are many and important, WellWise has compiled a new section on astaxanthin, covering such topics as:
- Astaxanthin benefits for health, including those for skin, brain, eyes, immunity, blood pressure, exercise performance and more
- Food and supplemental source of astaxanthin
- Natural versus synthetic astaxanthin
- Astaxanthin’s role in nature
- Astaxanthin suppliers and how astaxanthin is grown
- Astaxanthin in krill oil
… and more.
Reviews of astaxanthin supplement brands, and information about how to read astaxanthin supplement labels in order to be able to recognize a quality product, eventually will become a part of this new site, as well.
Astaxanthin is one of a group of nutrients called carotenoids, and is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants greatly slow the process of oxidation, the process behind aging in general, and hundreds of health conditions such as carcinogenesis.
Astaxanthin (and antioxidants in general) neutralize DNA-damaging free radicals in the human body, as well as in the bodies of sea creatures such as krill, the tiny crustaceans that feed on the phytoplankton that grows on Antarctic sea ice.
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