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Four Powerful Benefits of Astaxanthin

September 11, 2020

Four Powerful Benefits of Astaxanthin

Astaxanthin is a powerful natural antioxidant with a wide range of benefits across almost all areas of health. Here are just four of the most common and pervasive:


  1. Cardiovascular Health

 Antioxidants help prevent, reduce, and relieve inflammation and oxidative stress associated with the buildup of plaque in both the heart and blood vessels and the lungs and airways. Other ways it supports the cardiovascular system include:

  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Improving blood flow
  • Warding against blood clots
  • Improving levels of healthy fats and good cholesterol

 In addition, a compound derived from this potent natural antioxidant was found in animal studies to protect the heart from heart-attack-related damage. 


  1. Physical Fitness

 Along with these cardiovascular benefits come several others that can also help with your physical fitness goals, including improved metabolism, endurance, and recovery. For these reasons, a review of scientific research on the substance published in Frontiers in Nutrition in 2017 found it an effective health supplement for athletes and recreationally-active individuals. As an example, one particular study found that cyclists taking the substance notched 5% faster speeds and exerted 15% more power than those not taking it. Similarly, studies have found it useful in recovering from exercise and exertion, including reducing joint pain and increasing range of motion. 


  1. Healthier Skin

 In 2012, a study published in Acta Biochimica Polonica, The Journal of the Polish Biochemical Society, the Committee of Biochemistry, and Biophysics Polish Academy of Sciences, found that a combination of oral doses and topical applications of this compound resulted in increased skin moisture, reduced wrinkles, smaller age spots, and overall smoother skin. 


  1. Protects the Brain and Nervous System

 Animal research has provided a great deal of insight into the potential benefits of this plant-derived compound for the nervous system and the brain, among them:

  • Slowing age-related cognitive decline
  • Increasing levels of the growth-factor BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor) responsible for producing new brain cells and aiding in the survival of existing ones
  • Protecting brain cells from harm caused by toxins
  • Preventing oxidative damage due to reduced blood and oxygen supply to the brain
  • Improving memory and cerebral blood flow in patients with dementia
  • Preventing brain-tissue swelling following a head injury
  • Improving mental performance following a stroke


 To reap all these potential benefits and more, try Farlong Pharmaceutical's Astaxanthin supplement. Extracted from plants grown on a GAP-certified farm and processed in a cGMP-compliant facility, this product, like all Farlong Pharmaceutical supplements, is non-GMO, gluten-free, and third-party laboratory tested for quality assurance.