Time Health Astaxanthin is a natural carotenoid produced from Haematococcus Pluvialis microalgae, because of its unique structure, provides a wide range of antioxidant benefits.
At Time Health we always keep up to date with new credible research on the products we supply. Top scientific supplement website www.examine.com now suggests that taking between 6mg to 8mg of Astaxanthin per day is the optimal dose. With this in mind we have increased our formula to 7mg to be in the middle of this recommendation.
To give you an idea of the antioxidant power of Astaxanthin, it is over 500 times stronger than vitamin E, and nearly 6,000 times stronger than vitamin C.
Astaxanthin is a member of a select group of carotenoids known as xanthophylls. Xanthophylls are at the top of the carotenoid’s pyramid of effectiveness, and astaxanthin is at the top of the xanthophylls.
Carotenoids are organic pigments that naturally occur in plants and other photosynthetic organisms. These organic pigments are responsible for giving many plants, fruits, and sea life their vibrant colours.
Astaxanthin is able to cross the blood-brain and blood-retina barriers, where its powerful antioxidant actions reduce the effects of free radicals thereby protecting against cell damage and neurological dysfunction. It can deliver potent antioxidant protection directly to the eye, brain, and nervous system. This remarkable antioxidant also functions as a potent anti-inflammatory, and has been shown to act on several different inflammation pathways in the body.
Suggested usage: Take one capsule daily with food.
Astaxanthin microalgae powder Vs Oil Astaxanthin soft gel capsules: There are pros and cons to taking oil vs powder and vice versa so you need to do your research to find what best suits you. Gel capsules that contain oil with Astaxanthin suspension are available to take without food as the oil aids in absorption and bio-availability. At the same time natural microalgae powder contains all the natural nutrients in the microalgae powder along with the Astaxanthin that is found in nature and when taken with a meal gives just as good if not better bio-availability than oil. The shelf life of oil products are far greater than powder, but kept out of light and in nominal heat conditions microalgae powder also last years. Our powder is pure microalgae in a vegetable capsule that’s it. Most if not all oils are in gelatine soft gels and many brands use synthetic man made Astaxanthin and have many other added ingredients.