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Research Reveals AstaReal® Astaxanthin Fights DOMS

Astaxanthin has previously been shown to have benefits for endurance-trained athletes, but new research from Dr. Hunter Waldman’s lab at the University of North Alabama has now put astaxanthin to the test in resistance-trained athletes. This is the first-ever study demonstrating the benefits of astaxanthin for resistance-trained athletes, and the first interventional study showing that […]

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Astaxanthin: The Rising Star in Sports Nutrition

Astaxanthin is quickly becoming one of the most talked-about ingredients among sports nutrition researchers. Nutritionists, formulators, and supplement brands, take note. If you’re involved in creating or recommending sports nutrition solutions, astaxanthin should be on your radar. It’s not just a passing trend; backed by over 15 human clinical studies using AstaReal branded Astaxanthin. In […]

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Tune into The Flex Diet Podcast for 2x the Astaxanthin content

Dr. Mike T Nelson is an extreme human performance specialist, a fitness and nutrition educator, researcher, speaker, and host of The Flex Diet Podcast. Mike recently hosted not one, but two podcasts about astaxanthin for exercise and performance nutrition. On episode 226, Dr. Hunter Waldman from the University of North Alabama, spoke to Mike about […]

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Cardiometabolic Benefits with AstaReal® Astaxanthin

New Study Shows AstaReal® Astaxanthin Can Help Kickstart an Exercise Program. A study led by Dr. Hunter Waldman at the University of North Alabama showed that supplementation with 12 mg/day AstaReal® Astaxanthin for 4 weeks lowered heart rate and carbohydrate oxidation levels in overweight individuals during exercise. Results of the 2017-2018 survey by the Division […]


AstaReal® Astaxanthin Together with Exercise for Progressive Cognitive Function

October 2019

Enhanced Cognition and Exercise in Preventative Care The WHO estimated a global increase of 5 years in life expectancy between 2000 and 2015. Longer life expectancy has increased the focus on preventative health aimed at preserving cognitive functions. The hippocampal area in the brain is the seat for cognition where neurons develop from early childhood […]

Why Sarcopenia? Why Now? Why Astaxanthin?

September 2019

Aging out of healthy Muscle Mass & Quality Let’s address the fact that starting some time after the age of 40, a person is expected to lose as much as half a pound of skeletal muscle per year. Between the ages of 50 and 70, a 25% loss of total lean muscle mass is about […]

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Winning Combo for Performance: AstaReal® Astaxanthin & Gelita Bioactive Collagen Peptides®

April 2019

Fitness and injury prevention are a must for both professional and recreational athletes looking for peak performance on a consistent basis. According to the Physical Activity Council, 218.5 million Americans participated in a sport in 2018. Sports-related injuries are sustained by 8.6 million Americans every year, with 60% of injuries being caused by falls, over-exertion […]

AstaReal® Astaxanthin – Nutrition for the Mind & Body.

January 2019

How nourishing your body and brain could keep you healthy through your golden years The number of Americans 65 years and older is expected to double to 92 million by 2060. As Americans age, many are seeking nutritional and lifestyle solutions to keep them physically active and mentally sharp. As early as the age of […]

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AstaReal® Astaxanthin for Muscle Endurance and Recovery

December 2018

AstaReal® Astaxanthin – a Key Player in Rising Sports Nutrition Market The global sports nutrition market is expected to reach approximately $44,000 M by 2021, with North America accounting for 40% of the market share. Protein supplements promote muscle strength, branched chain amino acids (BCAA) build muscle mass, and antioxidants reduce oxidative stress build up […]

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AstaReal® Astaxanthin for Endurance

September 2017

The Nutrients That Make Energy Muscles use carbohydrates, lipids and protein as energy sources during exercise. Carbohydrates may burn the fastest, but they also lead to lactic acid build up, energy crashes, and an increase in free radicals, called Reactive Oxygen Species {ROS). ROS form when muscle metabolism ramps up during exercise. Consistent exercise and […]

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