East Grinstead, West Sussex, United Kingdom (PRWEB UK) 21 June 2011
Scientific research conducted st Fuji Chemical Industry Co. Ltd. in Japan has uncovered some remarkable health benefits for this new antioxidant called Astaxanthin. These suggest that Astaxanthin may have an important role in preventing Macular degeneration (the degeneration of the center of the eye, affecting vision), premature skin aging and Metabolic Syndrome.
Age UK, the leading UK charity for older people, reports on their website that over 500,000 people suffer from Age Related Macular Degeneration in the UK. This affects their quality of life and consumes a sizable portion of the annual budget of the NHS.
Metabolic Syndrome is a set of medical disorders that, in concert, increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes. All of which are common age related diseases.
The 21st Annual Meeting on Carotenoid Research held on September 6th and 7th 2007 at
the media center, Osaka University, Japan announced that researchers at Fuji and Osaka Universities had discovered a number of startling health benefits of this amazing supplement.
They found that Astaxanthin was 800 times better that CoQ10, 75 times better than Alpha Lipoic Acid, 500 times better than Green Tea, and 6,000 times better than Vitamin C at quenching the active oxygen species responsible for susceptibility to ultra violet rays, causing skin and eye damage. It may therefore play an important role in slowing the onset of these conditions or preventing them altogether.
Other findings suggest the importance of Astaxanthin for energy, speedier recovery from heavy exercise, prevention of Type 2 Diabetes and weight loss.
Study  Authors: Yasuhiro Nishida*, Eiji Yamashita*, Wataru Miki
*Fuji Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
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