Uses: reduce effects of photo-aging of skin by taking up radical oxygen species. Moisturize skin, increase skin elasticity and texture. Oral uses shown to have cardioprotective and neuroprotective effects, and protection against muscle oxidative damage from sports injuries.
Chemical structure: xanthophyll carotenoid
Parts used: extract of red algae H. Pluvialis
Precaution: no large scale human trials have been reported on role of oral astaxanthin as an effective anti-inflammatory remedy. Take under supervision of medical provider.
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