A carotenoid pigment known to be one of the most powerful antioxidants and free-radical scavengers found anywhere in nature. Combined with DHA, our AstaREAL® is a high quality natural astaxanthin (solvent free) extract. This powerful combination of pure DHA and AstaREAL® Astaxanthin provides a perfect balance resulting in efficient and effective absorption by the entire body as well as the brain, where all three play such a protective role.
- The Most Studied Astaxanthin In The World
- May Help Protect Skin From UV Radiation
- Now With Pure DHA
- Suitable For Vegetarians
Antioxidant capacity - Astaxanthin is a lipid soluble antioxidant and has been shown to provide exceptional protection against lipid peroxidation at the cell level as well as the ability to scavenge singlet oxygen, which is the most damaging of all Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS). Studies comparing astaxanthin to other well known antioxidants demonstrated astaxanthin to be 1000 times more effective than vitamin E (α tocopherol) against lipid oxidation and 550 times more effective against singlet oxygen.
Cell Membrane positioning - Because of its unique structure (lipid soluble polyene chain with polar regions at either end) astaxanthin has the ability to span through the bi-layer of the cell membrane protecting both the lipid center layer as well as the aqueous outer layers. This ability to protect the cell membrane is the key to the control of cell inflammation.
Anti-inflammatory effect - Multiple studies have shown the ability of astaxanthin to reduce inflammation, which could be considered the underlying mechanism for its many beneficial effects. In one example, astaxanthin was shown to play a role in cytokine regulation by inhibiting the expression of inflammatory cytokines and chemokines.
AstaREAL has been and will continue to be clinically studied for safety. AstaREAL was the first astaxanthin to attain FDA GRAS status.