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What are thought to be the health benefits of Astaxanthin?

Astaxanthin is thought to reduce inflammation by quenching reactive oxygen species, as a powerful antioxidant, it may also protect cell and mitochondrial (cell) membranes from oxidative damage.

It may dramatically decrease DNA damage and as as one of only three antioxidants that crosses the blood brain barrier, it may assist in maintaining neurological and eye health. It may therefore be of particular benefit for eye degeneration as a person gets older, as well as damage to the eyes caused by some health conditions. Astaxanthin is also thought to boost the immune system by increasing the number of antibody-producing cells.

Additionally it may stimulate the immune system by increasing the total number of T-cells, tests indicates it considerably increases energy levels, and can assist an athlete with extra energy and stamina.

It may inhibit lipid per oxidation (a form of free radical damage to cells) that may cause plaque formation in the circulatory system, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. It is also thought to reduce the chances of the initiation of tumorigenesis (the formation of tumours) in the tongue, oral cavity, large bowel, bladder, and breast.

It is thought to protects the eyes and skin from UV A and B damage by quenching singlet and triplet oxygen, and finally it may reduce the number of new and abnormal cells in the liver.


MicrOrganics Bio-Xanthin is a natural Astaxathin formulated for stability and potency from the micro-algae haemococcus pluvialis.