2 / Mercola Astaxanthin with ALA
3 / Pure Encapsulations Astaxanthin
Considered to be the most powerful antioxidant, surpassing vitamins C and E, astaxanthin is a fat-soluble nutrient found in astaxanthin-rich algae and plankton, which shows off as the pinkish hue on some sea creatures (seafood especially) that feed on these organisms. Astaxanthin belongs to a class of naturally-occurring pigments called carotenoids.
Astaxanthin research is pointing to a protective impact on the brain, eye, heart and skin. It seems to be an overall anti-inflammatory and pain relief booster to say the least. Hopefully studies will continue to attest to its mending properties that we could benefit from supplementing. High hopes for pink power.
The astaxanthin products listed here are sourced from the unique marine microalgae called Haematococcus pluvialis. Astaxanthin is best absorbed when taken with a “fatty” meal or look for a formula that contains some sort of oil or fatty acid that will help maximize absorption.