Astaxanthin is a pigment that provides a red or pink colouring. The compound is found in shrimps, lobsters and crab, though it is more commonly known for its source in salmon and flamingo feathers. In general, sources for Astaxanthin include crustaceans, microalgae and krill. The pigment is structurally similar to beta-carotene, a type of Vitamin A, although the two compounds have some chemical differences.
Our Astaxanthin is botanically sourced from a species of seaweed, known as Haematococcus pluvialis. The plant is a freshwater algae that can adapt to unfavourable conditions such as high salt water, bright light and poor energy or nutrient sources.
Astaxanthin is a potent antioxidant, with some evidence to suggest that the pigment promotes healthy skin. Other health benefits may include an increase in general blood flow which promotes the movement of nutrients in the blood around the body, and maintenance of blood sugar levels. The molecular properties of the nutrient cause the pigment to provide anti-inflammatory actions, as well as protecting the mitochondria (the energy powerhouse of the cell) to boost energy production.
Our Astaxanthin tablets contain 7.4mg of the pigment. Due to the tablet being 22mm in diameter - our largest tablet size - we advise those with problems swallowing against pruchasing this product.
Please note - we recommend that both the 500 and 1,000 tablet options are more suitable for use by more than one person. This is to ensure that you are receiving full use of the product before its expiry date. For one person's use, we recommend the 120 or 240 tablet options.