Vitamin Spotlight: Astaxanthin
Susan Hoff
April 17, 2021

Learn about an antioxidant that boosts your immunity, cognition, and stamina.

Found in algae and made up of carotenoids, astaxanthin is an ocean-based antioxidant that provides the body with many of the nutrients it needs to maintain its immunity and cognitive ability. 


Joint Health

Adding astaxanthin to your morning vitamin routine can relieve inflammation and pain as well as reduce oxidative stress on your heart and blood vessels.

You can notice a difference in your body’s recovery time after exercise as well. Taking one tablet in the morning before a workout can reduce muscle stiffness, increase your energy during your workout, and keep your post-workout inflammation down.

Skin Health

No matter how old we get, we are always complaining about our complexion. Too oily. Too dry. Too pimply. Too wrinkly. Astaxanthin helps prevent aging from the inside out. Think of it like a natural, edible sunscreen. It allows you to be in the sun longer, protecting your skin from sun damage, improving and preventing wrinkles, and regulating your skin's moisture.

Eye Health

Astaxanthin also helps protect your eyes from ocular conditions and diseases, ranging all the way from eye strain to age-related macular degeneration. 


If the whole gamut of benefits packed within this tiny, potent vitamin wasn't enough, astaxanthin also helps build up the body's immune system, preventing cancer, normalizing blood pressure, and boosting reproductive health.

Where to Buy

The best astaxanthin product I have found is BioAstin: Hawaiian Astaxanthin. You can purchase a bottle from the website or find it in your local health food store.

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