Free radicals are unstable, highly reactive molecules that have unpaired electrons. They can be generated naturally in our bodies by different metabolic activities, enzymatic reactions and exercise. These radicals are usually produced in a scale that the body’s natural antioxidants can handle.
In our day to day lives, we are exposed to free radicals produced by various other sources in the environment around us; for example – pollution, smoking, UV radiation from the sun and the consumption of alcohol. This constant exposure to such a toxic environment creates a significant imbalance between the body´s natural antioxidant capacity and its ability to neutralize free radicals. The result is a damaging condition called “oxidative stress”.
One of the primary causes of human aging is oxidative stress caused by free radicals. They have harmful effects on lipids, proteins, DNA and can cause damage to the human body.
Put simply, antioxidants are molecules that work against the oxidation of the cells. They are stable enough to offer electrons to free radicals and thus help neutralize them. They provide protection against the damaging effects of free radicals.
According to the study Nishida et al., (2007), astaxanthin is the most powerful antioxidant known to science until this moment. Its power comes from its unique structure that allows it to quench free radicals in the inner and outer layer of the cell membrane unlike other antioxidants.
Natural astaxanthin improves muscle endurance through its ability to support muscle function and improve aerobic power. Natural astaxanthin acts as a powerful antioxidant in the body. In studies, natural astaxanthin has also been found to reduce lactic acid build up and decrease fatigue.
Various clinical studies have shown that astaxanthin supplementation can help improve the symptoms linked to excessive computer and digital device use such as eye fatigue, eye irritation and blurred vision. Clinical studies have also shown that astaxanthin supplementation improves eye fatigue by quenching cellular inflammation that emerges during persistent visual stress and tension of the ciliary muscle.
The skin is the largest organ of the body and is extremely complex; consisting of multiple layers each of which have unique and important functions. Natural astaxanthin is the most powerful antioxidant known to science, and has the ability to optimize the health and radiance of the skin by providing protection and support to all layers.
Like other parts of the body, the immune system functions better when protected. Natural astaxanthin has a strong ability to both balance and strengthen the immune system, therefore improving its ability to defend the body whilst also helping to suppress the overactive immune responses.
The digestive system is one of the most sensitive components of the human body. A healthy digestive system plays an important role in a healthy lifestyle.
Clinical studies have shown that astaxanthin supplementation can support gastric health. Contact us for more information.