As nature's most powerful antioxidant, BioAstin Hawaiian Astaxanthin naturally reduces free radicals in the body. It also significantly reduces the oxidative load in the body by protecting the cells against oxidation. This red-colored pigment is very effective against singlet oxygen. It has a powerful scavenging ability for lipid and free radicals, and effectively breaks peroxide chain reactions. All this adds up to super anti-aging power.
12mg BioAstin Natural Hawaiian Astaxanthin one-per-day formula has the highest potency levels of Astaxanthin per gel cap available on the market today.
Astaxanthin has been documented to show a wide range of benefits in human clinical studies on several serious health concerns. This super-antioxidant is capable of protecting the central nervous system, the brain, the eyes, the cardiovascular system, and more. BioAstin Hawaiian Astaxanthin supports a healthy oxidative balance which leads to improvements in many health conditions.
Due to its molecular structure, Astaxanthin is one of the few antioxidants that can move throughout the entire body and provide protection to all of our cells†. Astaxanthin has the unique property of protecting the entire cell – both the water soluble part as well as the fat soluble part. It has polar hydrophilic ends that span across the entire cell membrane. Most other well-known antioxidants cannot do this. It can travel throughout the entire body and protect cells in all our organs, muscles and tissues.†
Anyone with knowledge about the benefits of antioxidants knows that Nutrex Hawaii’s BioAstin Hawaiian Astaxanthin gel caps are a must. No other supplement offers the same level of antioxidant benefits as BioAstin Astaxanthin. Often called "the king of the carotenoids," astaxanthin is 10 to 100 times more powerful than other carotenoids like beta-carotene and lycopene. Plus, unlike several other antioxidants, astaxanthin does not become pro-oxidant in the body. This makes it one of the most potent and powerfully effective antioxidants that one can ingest. Add it to your anti-aging regimen.
Over 200 scientific studies have attested to the power of Astaxanthin and Nutrex Hawaii has compounded it into one daily gel cap. This new formula is ideal for everyone, and especially athletes or individuals with certain health conditions.
Astaxanthin is a carotenoid, which are pigment colors in nature. Astaxanthin is the red pigment color found in salmon, shrimp, crab and even the pink color in flamingos. It is also found in krill, algae, red trout and lobster. BioAstin Hawaiian Astaxanthin is derived from microalgae called Haematococcus pluvialis. It is grown on land in controlled, fresh water ponds and contains no fish or shellfish by products.
There are several different ways to incorporate more astaxanthin into one's diet, such as eating foods that are naturally rich in the antioxidant, like salmon. But even though salmon has the highest concentration of any food, you'd have to eat over three pounds each day of most salmon species to get the equivalent amount of Astaxanthin in one 12 mg capsule!
While astaxanthin is found naturally in the wild in the form of the microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis, the astaxanthin that is used to make Nutrex Hawaii's BioAstin is extracted from hygienically grown microalgae harvested on the pristine Kona Coast of Hawaii's Big Island.
Though side effects of using astaxanthin are mild, here is a list of those you may want to be aware of. These are generally reported side effects and are not necessarily those directly associated with the Nutrex Hawaii product.
Warning: As always, consult your doctor for possible drug interactions if you are taking any prescription or OTC medications, especially those intended to lower blood pressure, or treat allergies or asthma.
Nutrex Hawaii was founded in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii in 1990 by Dr. Gerald Cysewski, a world-renowned expert in microalgae and carotenoids. Their mission is to utilize the benefits of microalgae to improve health and extend lives in the world wide community. Carved out of land that was once a barren lava flow, Nutrex Hawaii is located on the pristine Kona coast on the Big Island of Hawaii. Their farm draws on the natural resources that surround them - abundant warm sunlight, pure deep ocean water and 100% fresh water drawn from Hawaiian aquifers.
In August 1999, BioAstin completed a review by the FDA without objection and was allowed to be sold in the United States as a human dietary supplement. A growing body of scientific literature demonstrates that natural Astaxanthin suprasses many of the antioxidant benefits of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Beta-Carotene and other carotenoids.
Sourcing location plays a large role in the quality of astaxanthin, and Hawaii's Kona coast offers optimum growing conditions, thanks to its pristine, nutrient-rich waters, heavenly climate, and 12 months of generous sunlight. This trio of environmental factors enables the astaxanthin that is used in BioAstin Supreme to be of the highest quality and potency possible.
The BioAstin microalgae farm in Hawaii is considered a BioSecure Zone. This means that it is completely free of harmful pesticides, herbicides, and genetically modified organisms, and it does not generate land erosion or water pollution. Their products are safe, pure and guaranteed Non-GMO and BSE-Free. BioAstin has GRAS status (is recognized as safe by the US FDA).
Their products are grown with 100% potable drinking water. This water is collected from the Big Island's pristine aquifer. After being natural filtered through lava rock, this water is as fresh as it gets. To minimize water waste and return essential nutrients back into their growing ponds, the majority of the fresh water is recycled and returned to the pond for the next growing cycle. This process contributes to providing the world's most nutritious Astaxanthin.
Nutrex Hawaii's corporate philosophy is to leave the land and environment in better condition than when they started. What does this mean for the consumer? You can feel good about purchasing products from a company that does everything possible to protect the environment.
Antioxidants come up frequently in discussions about good health and preventing diseases. These powerful substances, which mostly come from the fresh fruits and vegetables we eat, prohibit (and in some cases even prevent), the oxidation of other molecules in the body. The benefits of antioxidants are very important to good health, because if free radicals are left unchallenged, they can cause a wide range of illnesses and chronic diseases and accelerated aging. Antioxidants are your friend when it comes to anti-aging and longevity.
The human body naturally produces free radicals and the antioxidants to counteract their damaging effects. However, in most cases, free radicals far outnumber the naturally occurring antioxidants, accelerating aging. In order to maintain the balance and to promote anti-aging, a continual supply of external sources of antioxidants is necessary in order to obtain the maximum benefits of antioxidants. Antioxidants benefit the body by neutralizing and removing the free radicals from the bloodstream.
There are a wide range of antioxidants found in nature, and because they are so varied, different antioxidants provide benefits to different parts of the body. For example:
Due to its molecular structure, Astaxanthin is one of the few antioxidants that can move throughout the entire body and provide protection to all of our cells. And Astaxanthin has the unique property of protecting the entire cell. It has polar hydrophilic ends that span across the entire cell membrane. Most other well-known antioxidants cannot do this.
When skin is exposed to high levels of ultraviolet light, photo-oxidative damage is induced by the formation of different types of reactive species of oxygen, including singlet oxygen, superoxide radicals, and peroxide radicals. These forms of reactive oxygen damage cellular lipids, proteins, and DNA. They are considered to be the primary contributors to erythema (sunburn), premature aging of the skin, photodermatoses, and skin cancers.
Astaxanthin, followed by beta-carotene combined with Vitamin E has been shown to be one of the most powerful antioxidant combinations for helping protect the skin from reactive species of oxygen.†
Singlet oxygen can compromise the immune system, because it has the ability to catalyze production of free radicals. Astaxanthin and Spirulina have been shown to enhance both the nonspecific and specific immune system, and to protect cell membranes and cellular DNA†. Astaxanthin is the single most powerful quencher of singlet oxygen, and is up to ten times stronger than other carotenoids (including beta-carotene), and up to 500 times stronger than alpha tocopherol (Vitamin E), while Spirulina has a variety of antioxidants and other substances that are beneficial in boosting immunity.
Increasing one's antioxidant intake is essential for optimum health, especially in today's polluted world. Because the body just can't keep up with antioxidant production, a good amount of these vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and enzymes must come from one's daily diet.
Boosting your antioxidant intake can help support:
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Ingredients: Natural Astaxanthin (from Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae), 12 mg. Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol) 10 IU.
Other ingredients: High oleic safflower oil, gelatin, glycerin, purified water, natural tocopherols.
Also contains: Naturally occurring carotenoids including lutein in a synergistic blend.
Free of yeast, corn, lactose, wheat, and gluten. Non-GMO and BSE-free. Free of pesticides, herbicides, and solvents.
Guaranteed stable Astaxanthin content over time. Natural Astaxanthin has no known side effects or contraindications.
Distributed by Nutrex Hawaii Inc. Made in USA.
Take 1 gel cap daily with food. BioAstin is safe and natural; results are usually seen within 2 to 6 weeks of daily use. It is important to note that since astaxanthin is a fat-soluble carotenoid, it works best when taking it with food, as fat aids in the absorption of the antioxidant.
You may take 1 capsule per day. If you are taking BioAstin specifically for joint health, the manufacturer recommends that you take a maximum dose of 12 mg per day.
There are not specific trials in children, but since this is a natural product and is commonly eaten in many fish and seafood species, there is no reason to suspect that it would be harmful to anyone. At Nutrex Hawaii they don't think that a 4 mg softgel is necessary for a child under the age of 10, so you may want to puncture the softgel and use only a quarter to a half of the contents each day mixed into food. Try to ensure that it is consumed quickly as it will start to lose potency. For children under 2 years of age, they don't think it's necessary to supplement their diets with BioAstin
Consult your healthcare practitioner before use if you are pregnant or nursing.
Keep out of reach of children.
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