Astaxanthin 90 caps
Dr. Mercola Organic Astaxanthin with ALA (4 mg) stands apart from other astaxanthin formulas in three key ways:
• It uses only Organic Astaxanthin from microalgae, the preferred source Haematococcus pluvialis extract
• The astaxanthin is grown in pure, clean glass tubes, rather than open ponds, and is untouched by chemical solvents, preservatives, plasticizers and residues
• It contains 300 mg of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a plant omega-3 fatty acid from Perilla Seed Oil, in a base of Organic Olive Oil for enhanced absorption
Serving Size:1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 90
Organic Astaxanthin (from Haematococcus pluvialis) Extract
Other Ingredients: Capsule (Fish Gelatin), Organic Olive Oil, Organic Rosemary Leaf Extract.
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Many antioxidants, even some of the more potent ones, are unable to cross both your blood-brain and blood-retinal barriers to reach your brain, nervous system, and eyes.
Astaxanthin is different. It has the rare ability to cross these protective barriers to help protect your brain and eye tissue from free radicals and other substances.
That’s not all that makes astaxanthin stand apart from other antioxidants. It not only can handle multiple free radicals at one time (as many as 19!), it acts on at least five different pathways to support your body’s healthy normal inflammatory response. Plus, astaxanthin has up to 6,000 times the quenching power of other well-known antioxidants.
Because astaxanthin can reach just about every cell in your body, it offers astounding potential to support many functions, including cellular energy production, cognitive and psychomotor function, eye and skin health, immune function, and cardiovascular health as well.
Dr. Mercola has combined organic astaxanthin with valuable ALA, or alpha-linolenic acid, which provides important cardiovascular support.
Astaxanthin: A natural carotene antioxidant that protects cell membranes from free radical damage. Cellular integrity is necessary for the host (you) to fight against a viral infection. Astaxanthin modulates signals that regulate autophagy, a process your body performs to clean out cellular debris. Autophagy eats up damaged proteins, mitochondria, and germs, and activates critical enzymes that contribute to energy production. For example, Astaxanthin activates an enzyme called AMPK (adenosine monophosphate kinase), which signals the liver, pancreas, brain, spinal cord, colon, kidneys, skin, mouth, lungs, eyes, cartilage cells, mitochondria and other areas of the body to manage oxidative stress (e.g., germs and heavy metals such as graphene).
Immune Benefits and The Gut Lining
The mucosal layer inside the gut impacts your intestinal flora and entire immune system. This layer acts as a protective barrier between what you consume and the inner intestinal wall. Inside this layer is an immune compound called secretory immunoglobulin A (IgA/sIgA) which is critical for healthy intestinal flora; it is an antibody that helps trap foreign substances, preventing them from adhering to the inner gut wall. This process protects the tight junctions inside the gut from oxidative stress caused by germs, heavy metals and other unwanted substances from entering circulation. Astaxanthin activates sigA production.