Astaxanthin

Supplements

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This is one supplement that I encourage everyone to take daily. This is the single most potent carotenoid known.  Astaxanthin has the ability to cross over the blood-brain barrier to protect the brain and central nervous system. It is highly recommended to improve memory in vascular dementia, Alzheimer’s and recovery after stroke, as well as a preventative measure. It also blood-retinal barrier to bring protection to the eyes. This powerful nutrient has been shown to be protective against cataracts, glaucoma and particularly ( ARMD) age related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in people over 50 years of age. Astaxanthin is a powerful anti-inflammatory super nutrient. It has been shown to benefit the pain in both osteo and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as tennis elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome. And lastly, helps your skin by functioning as an internal sunscreen and helping with wrinkles.It is highly recommended that you take a natural form from marine algae, rather than synthetic. 8-10mg daily is ideal.

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About daveagi

Dave has been in the health food industry for over 20 years and bodybuilding for 30 years. I (Agi), have been a registered nurse for over 25 years and former ballet dancer. We are both presently, Independent Mission Marketers for Beyond Organic. Our passions lie with GOD first, then teaching and helping others to become healthy through proper organic eating and a healthy lifestyle. We are happy to share our combined years of knowledge and experience in these areas to help others achieve optimum health.
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2 Responses to Astaxanthin

  1. Jenifer says:

    Where is a good place to order this or where can I find it. Mom wants to try this.

    • daveagi says:

      The Vitamin Shoppe next to Barnes and Noble has it. In fact their brand is probably the best price and it is NOT synthetic. I’ve been taking it quite a while. I initially started because of my eyes- my mom has macular degeneration and there is a strong familial component. I happen to be a clone of my mom and because of my previous smoking history, I have too many risk factors to get it. (Since i have been taking it, I have also noticed my skin looks better.) Dr. Mercola also sells it, if you want to get it on line. And I;m sure Vitacost would have it and probably a really good price. Just ask and make sure that it is not synthetic. It should be from marine algae. Look it up and you can see what an important nutrient it is.

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