By Tamara Weinstein, PT, DPT, MS, CCN
Director of Sales and Continued Education for Health & Nutrition
Astaxanthin is a carotenoid that gives the reddish pigment to some algae, salmon, crab, krill, and lobster. It is known for its powerful antioxidant effects and has been shown to be a superior free radical quencher. It has an affinity for tissues that have heightened metabolic demands such as cardiac muscle, capillary beds within organs, and skeletal muscles requiring sufficient oxygen and energy for their proper performance. *
Daily exposure to free radicals—contained within the air we breathe and the food we eat— can sometimes result in oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is caused by the impact of free radicals on all systems of the body and it is believed to be a primary contributor to what we call the aging process.
A significant number of human clinical studies demonstrate the efficacy of Astaxanthin on cardiovascular health and performance. Research reveals an impressive link between natural astaxanthin from algae and normal healthy levels of HDL, the “good cholesterol” which is known for its cardioprotective benefits. In addition, astaxanthin supports normal vascular tone and performance, making astaxanthin a critical addition for those looking to maintain normal blood pressure as well as those looking to promote physical endurance. *
Athletes and those that exercise regularly, regardless of age, create these free radicals at a significant rate and may benefit from a nutritional intervention of Astaxanthin to meet their metabolic demands. Using a powerful antioxidant like Astaxanthin helps us maintain balance and support healthy energy, stamina, and cardiovascular health. *
In addition to its cardiovascular, metabolic, and physical fitness benefits, Astaxanthin supports healthy visual activity. Loss of visual accommodation, the ability to focus on small objects or near objects, is not limited to an aging population. In fact, with digital devices becoming more and more prominent in our lives, it’s becoming more difficult to maintain our ability to properly accommodate. Overstimulation of our eyes, from the growing number of screens and digital interfaces, can leave our eyes feeling tired. Such fatigue can impact both visual focus and cognitive attention. Because it has a dual purpose of protecting the eyes from eye strain while promoting normal blood flow to retinal and surrounding tissue, Astaxanthin supports the eyes’ ability to read and use devices for longer periods of time with less eye fatigue. It supports the body’s ability to quench free radicals fighting the effects of oxidative stress in the eye. *
Utilizing Astaxanthin for skin health and free radical protection is an essential part of beauty from the inside regardless of age. *
What Makes Isotonix Astaxanthin Unique?
Isotonix Astaxanthin’s vegan formula uses AstaReal®† astaxanthin—with quality and stability, AstaReal® astaxanthin ranks among the purest and most powerful antioxidants available. AstaReal® uses precision cultivation techniques in state-of-the-art facilities, producing astaxanthin from a freshwater microalga, in a purified and sterile environment. * This proprietary process allows it to be fully cold-water-soluble in seconds while remaining lightly flavored and easily digested. In addition to 6 mg AstaReal® Astaxanthin, each serving contains 7 mg natural Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol) and 120 mg Acerola Fruit Extract (25% Vitamin C), providing additional antioxidant benefits. *
Primary Benefits of Isotonix Astaxanthin *:
- Helps in the maintenance of ocular health
- Source of Antioxidant
- Supports/Promotes healthy blood flow
Other scientific studies regarding the ingredients have indicated that they may have some additional benefits as follows*:
- Supports cardiovascular health
- Helps maintain normal cholesterol levels by helping to maintain normal serum triglycerides and HDL cholesterol levels
- Promotes healthy blood flow to and from the heart, supporting the body’s delivery of nutrients and removal of wastes
- Helps maintain normal blood pressure
- Protects LDL (bad cholesterol) from oxidative stress, which promotes healthy arteries
- Promotes healthy vision
- Helps to fight the effects of oxidative stress in the eye
- Helps reduce the occurrence of occasional eye fatigue and eye strain associated with visual electronics
- Supports healthy blood flow in the eye, promoting nourishment for the eye and helping to maintain proper eye function
- Supports healthy visual focus
- Supports healthy visual accommodation
- Promotes healthy skin by improving skin moisture and helping to maintain skin elasticity
- Supports muscle endurance and muscle performance by protecting the skeletal muscle from oxidative stress generated by physical activity
Absorption and efficacy of nutritional supplements are two important features to examine when selecting a nutritional supplement, and Isotonix Astaxanthin contains both. “Isotonic,” which means “same pressure,” bears the same chemical resemblance to the body’s blood, plasma, and tears. Isotonix® Astaxanthin is readily available to support the body’s metabolism due to its isotonic state, allowing the fluid to enter the body and travel through the small intestine with minimum exposure to stomach acids that may degrade or limit nutrient concentration. An isotonic fluid is an efficient nutrient delivery system.
Isotonix Astaxanthin sets itself apart from other products because we use algae, not shellfish. This provides you with a vegan and gluten-free formula, conveniently packaged in a ready-to-go stick pack. In addition, it is a fully soluble powder! On top of its unique formula and convenience, the Isotonic delivery provides the efficient absorption of the nutrients within the product. In today’s high-demand world, your body could benefit from a boost of antioxidants. Astaxanthin helps to protect the entire body. *
Isotonix Astaxanthin can be taken with your daily Isotonix while you can take Prime Astaxanthin later if you want the benefits of 12 mg of pure AstaReal® Astaxanthin. *
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
*The aforementioned has not been approved or considered by Health Canada. The aforementioned are findings made in diverse scientific studies regarding the ingredients.
†AstaReal® is a US registered trademark of Fuji Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.