• Astaxanthin: Carotenoid with a Difference

    The lowly microalgae in the ocean produce astaxanthin for their protection against environmental stressors and light.  Fish and crustaceans consume microalgae and retain the bright red color that we see in salmon, sea trout, shrimp, and krill. When we enjoy savory salmon, the benefit of the astaxanthin that it contains extends to our vision, brain, … Continue reading “Astaxanthin: Carotenoid with a Difference”

  • Why Astaxanthin Helps Prevent Sun Damage

    Astaxanthin is a potent antioxidant that helps prevent sun damage to the body by blocking free radical damage. This bright red molecule forms in certain algae, pink seafood, and yeast. Unlike beta-carotene, this carotenoid crosses the blood-brain barrier to help maintain healthy brain function. Astaxanthin helps the brain by promoting neurogenesis, the generation of new … Continue reading “Why Astaxanthin Helps Prevent Sun Damage”

  • Brain Boosters for Seniors: Prevent or Support Alzheimer’s and Dementia

    As we age, how can we prevent or support dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, and other age-related brain diseases? Looking at the scientific research, much emphasis is on curing neurological disease after it is well-established. Reacting to a crisis is logical, though, after many years of research and money spent, there is still no cure. However, preventing … Continue reading “Brain Boosters for Seniors: Prevent or Support Alzheimer’s and Dementia”