Astaxanthin || CIIN’s Beauty Editor’s #1 Antioxidant Supplement

Astaxanthin

How many times were we sold on buying beauty products that promised bright glowing skin, less wrinkles and fine lines, collagen boosting powers and happily ever-afters? A gazillion? If you are an avid beauty lover, eager to experiment with the different shapes and forms of the latest beauty discoveries out there, then this article is for you..

Introducing Astaxanthin (pronounced asta-ZAN-thin), a.k.a. the king of carotenoids. A freshwater microalgae that protects and supports skin hydration, promotes smooth skin, and targets the specific free radicals that can damage your skin. Having a natural formula that is 40 times more powerful than beta-carotene, 500 times stronger than vitamin E, 560 times stronger than Green tea catechins, 800 times stronger than CoQ10, 3,000 times stronger than Resveratol, 6,000 times stronger than Vitamin C…

 

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Yes, all the above facts are just beyond belief. For me, Astaxanthin became a winner. However, to elaborate further, here’s the deal on the world’s #1 most potent antioxidant..

Ever wondered what salmon fish, flamingos, shrimps, lobsters and other crustaceans have in common? You guessed it, that vibrant red/orange-y color. Turns out, Astaxanthin is the element behind hat hue, and there’s a reason why it’s part of their anatomy.. It provides those creatures with the strength and stamina to overcome their long journeys upriver and up through waterfalls. Astaxanthin, being the most effective free radical fighter known to humankind is also the stuff that helps salmon to swim upstream, while -that is-  maintaining that intense beautiful pigment..!

 

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This ingredient has gone too far you might think, borderline too good to be true..However, this pink pigmented carotenoid stands up to scrutiny from both a health and beauty point of view.

 

Why Should You Incorporate Astaxanthin Into Your Daily Life?

1||  It helps protect against ultraviolet rays from the sun. When astaxanthin  accumulates in the skin, it becomes extremely protective against ultraviolet light exposure. Similar to vitamin C, astaxanthin has photo-protective properties.

2|| Astaxanthin boasts unbelievable antioxidant powers which fight against free radicals that cause skin damage.

3|| It makes your skin look visibly younger. The daily internal consumption of 4 mg to 6 mg of natural astaxanthin can improve the appearance and the quality of skin in four to six weeks. Improvements take the form of decreasing signs of aging, including wrinkles, elasticity, upgrading moisture content and skin texture..

 

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4|| Astaxanthin helps get your collagen up. Since most collagen damage comes from oxidation, astaxanthin helps to stimulate the continuous production of collagen in the skin, maintaining skin tone, elasticity, and firmness.

5|| When used topically, astaxanthin relieves sunburn inflammation. It provides excellent sun protection within the skin as an internal sunscreen.

6|| Astaxanthin makes your skin healthier (not just prettier). Come to think about the long-term health of your skin, that’s when you know that maintaining or remaining beautiful is the sign.. Astaxanthin effectively protects skin cells from DNA damage, further proposing that it could help prevent skin cancer from forming.

 

The Best Sources Of Astaxanthin

#1 Foods, including salmon, krill, shrimp, and crab.

#2 Oral supplements.

#3 Creams.

 

Top Astaxanthin Supplements

Dr. Mercola
Doctor’s Best
BioAstin Hawaiian
Natural Factors
Jarrow
Solgar
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However, it is more effective and more convenient to orally consume astaxanthin than apply it topically. Astaxanthin has a potent red color and very low concentration must be used in topical creams so that the skin does not become red.

*Make sure your astaxanthin source is natural and not synthetic.

Health nuts are constantly raving about the health benefits of salmon. Now we know its pink color does a whole lot too. Who would’ve thought?