Science of AStaxanthin

An antioxidant activity

Astaxanthin has a structural similarity to beta-carotene, but a powerful difference in functionality.



Several studies have compared the antioxidant activity of astaxanthin with that of other carotenoids. Like them, astaxanthin is a powerful scavenger of singlet oxygen. One study found that astaxanthin was twice as effective at neutralizing singlet oxygen as beta-carotene (and nearly 80 times more effective than vitamin E) in chemical solution. Lycopene, on the other hand, was 30% more effective than astaxanthin. Similar results were observed by researchers working on an in vitro system of human blood cells treated with different carotenoids and then exposed to singlet oxygen. Again, lycopene was the most effective, followed by zeaxanthin and beta-carotene.

Astaxanthin also neutralizes free radicals. A study shows that it prevents 50 times more effectively the peroxidation of fatty acids in chemical solution than beta-carotene or zeaxanthin.

In a two-week study, five subjects received 3.6 mg/d of astaxanthin, five received 7.2 mg/d and three received 14.4 mg/d. No side effects were observed and an antioxidant effect was seen on serum LDL, with oxidation progressively slowed as astaxanthin doses increased. [4]

Gandalf Astaxanthin™ is a free radical scavenger, and particularly, in that lipid matrix.

Why take Astaxanthin every day?

It's great for your liver, for your skin, brain, and also it's great for vision and more....

Are you concerned with your vision?

The eye is a very interesting organ. It's the only organ that's constantly exposed to radiation in the form of light (sun usually) When that light comes through, it produces free radicals in the back of the eyeball.

Those free radicals can damage the cells that transmit the signal to the brain; compromising your vision. Also blue light can come from computers, your TV's and your smart phones.

The solution is Gandalf Astaxanthin™

Astaxanthin is such an important antioxidant, particularly for your lipids, which you need to take it every day.

Did you know Astaxanthin never becomes a pro-oxidant?

Some antioxidants can have a negative, pro-oxidant effect under certain conditions and cause oxidation in the body.

Beta carotene, lycopene, zeaxanthin, Vitamins C and E can become pro-oxidants.

Astaxanthin never becomes a pro-oxidant

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