Astaxanthin 120 gels - 4mg per gelcap

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Supporting retina health and brain function.

Astaxanthin 120 gels - 4mg per gelcap


Astaxanthin (by Pure Encapsulations (Healthcare Practitioner Brand) is a powerful antioxidant (classified as carotenoid) that occurs naturally in a wide variety of living organisms.

Ingredients per softgel:
Astaxanthin (naturally derived from Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae) 4 mg.
Lutein (naturally occurring) 40 mcg.
Vitamin A (as beta carotene) (naturally occurring) 65 i.u.
Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol) 50 i.u.

Other ingredients: rosemary liquid extract, high oleic safflower oil, gelatin

Active Ingredients: Astaxanthin, High Oleic Sunflower Seed Oil, Vitamin E, Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol)

Inactive Ingredients: Gelatin

Dietary Considerations: Wheat Free, Dairy/ Milk Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Sugar Free, Starch Free, Yeast Free, Preservative Free, Hydrogenated Oil Free, Corn Free. Free of Artificial Colors/Flavors.

Recommended use:
1-3 capsules per day, with meals.

Related research studies suggest that astaxanthin protects red blood cells from PLOOH accumulation, improves antioxidant levels in the blood, protects neuronal cells against damage from free radicals, and may be a potent brain food. Other studies indicated that astaxanthin powerful antioxidant capacity and its ability to protect mitochondria (energy power house of the cell) helps vision sharpness and protects the health of the retina, and reduces eye strain.

This product is not available for international orders.

Customer Reviews

unfortunately contains beta-caratene Review by Sarah
I wanted to buy this -- too bad it contains beta - carotene / smokers, former smokers and nonsmokers who inhaled a lot of 2ndary smoke should not use anything with Beta-carotene

Answer - we have a few options on on our website for astaxanthin without betacarotene if you choose.

but that idea is correct although it is very controversial.

Several studies in the past demonstrated that both former asbestos workers and people who smoke have a greater risk of lung cancer if they take beta-carotene as a supplement, and that not true of large amounts of beta-carotene from food.

However this theory has been debunked because the study was flawed. Several studies now suggest that supplementing with beta-carotene reduces the risk of lung cancer for both smokers and ex-smokers.(1)

Similarly alpha-carotene (which turns into vitamin A at half the rate):
A 10-year review of more than 1,242,000 people, alpha-carotene combined with lycopene was linked to lower lung cancer risk. The researchers noted that people who had a diet that was high in a variety of carotenoids had a significantly lower risk of lung cancer.(2)

1. Shareck, M., Rousseau, M.C., et al, (2017), Inverse Association between Dietary Intake of Selected Carotenoids and Vitamin C and Risk of Lung Cancer, Front Oncol. 2017 Feb 28;7:23
2. Michaud, D.S., Feskanich, D., et al, (2000), Intake of specific carotenoids and risk of lung cancer in 2 prospective US cohorts, Am J Clin Nutr., Oct;72(4):990-7.

However, Stargardt's patients should avoid vitamin A, and the vitamin A precursors: beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, and beta-cryptoxanthin.

(Reviewed in 2017)

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