- Superior Antioxidant: Astaxanthin, when combined with the addition of Vitamin E, forms a potent antioxidant complex.
- Plant-Based: Astaxanthin is extracted from the Haematococcus pluvialis algae and processed into a vegan softgel.
- Cellular Protection: Along with added Vitamin E, Astaxanthin shields the body’s cells from harmful substances.
Natural Source of Astaxanthin
Astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant known for its distinctive red color, occurs naturally in plants and certain microorganisms such as plankton, algae, fungi, and bacteria. It is primarily produced by microalgae, such as Haematococcus pluvialis, thriving in freshwater environments. These microalgae have the capability to synthesize significant amounts of Astaxanthin, making them an essential source.
The pink pigment we associate with various aquatic creatures like shrimp, trout, crabs, and some birds like flamingos is attributed to Astaxanthin. Through algae and plankton, it enters the food chain, serving as a potent protector against oxidative stress, which is crucial for maintaining vitality and health.
The Role and Benefits of Astaxanthin in Nature
Under high stress conditions, Haematococcus pluvialis contains a substantial amount of Astaxanthin. When exposed to harmful UV light (sunlight), Astaxanthin serves as natural protection for the algae’s survival.
Scientists believe that the high concentration of Astaxanthin in muscle tissue plays a vital role in salmon. It enables sexually mature individuals to undertake the annual migration to upstream spawning grounds, overcoming incredible obstacles. This is due to the high levels of Astaxanthin in the muscles, making them more resilient to oxidative stress. Additionally, Astaxanthin is one of the few substances capable of crossing both the blood-brain barrier and the blood-eye barrier. As a result, Astaxanthin absorbed through the diet also reaches these organs and exerts its effects. NatAxtin® Astaxanthin, complemented with vitamin E, is therefore a potent antioxidant that safeguards body cells against harmful substances.
Astaxanthin from Kala Health contains the following ingredients:
|Each capsule contains:||%ADH|
|Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)||66 mg||-|
|Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol) 15 IU||17 mg||-|
Other Ingredients: Filling agent (sunflower oil), Hypromellose (E464) as a vegetarian capsule.
Guaranteed Free From: Preservatives, synthetic fragrances, colorings, and flavorings.
Use & dosage
|For Who?||Daily Dosage|
|Adults:||1 to 2 capsules per day|
|Children:||Adjust the dosage based on body weight|
Daily Dosage: For adults, take 1 to 2 capsules per day, or as recommended. Adjust the dosage for children based on their body weight. Preferably, take during a meal. Adhere to the (recommended) daily dosage.
Mandatory Note: A dietary supplement is not a substitute for a varied diet. A varied, balanced diet, and a healthy lifestyle are essential. This product is a dietary supplement (containing vitamins). This product is a dietary supplement (containing algae meal, fatty acids, and vitamins).
Safety: Consult an expert before using supplements in case of pregnancy, lactation, medication, or illness.
Storage: Keep in a dry place at room temperature and out of the reach of small children.
What is Astaxanthin?
Astaxanthin is a red pigment produced by the tiny algae Haematococcus pluvialis. Scientists believe that thanks to the protective effects of astaxanthin, this algae can survive for decades without food and water while being exposed to intense sunlight and heat.
Through food chains, astaxanthin accumulates in seafood, such as salmon and lobster, giving their flesh a pink color. These are our natural sources of astaxanthin. Scientists believe that the high concentration of astaxanthin in muscle tissue plays a crucial role for salmon. It enables sexually mature individuals to undertake their annual migration to upstream spawning grounds, where they must overcome incredible obstacles. This is due to the high concentrations of astaxanthin in the muscles, making them more resilient to oxidative stress.
If someone wants to consume astaxanthin, they can do so by regularly eating wild salmon. However, it’s important to note that nearly all Norwegian (or Atlantic) salmon is artificially farmed, and synthetic astaxanthin is added to their feed to color their flesh pink. Farmed salmon is, therefore, not a good source of natural astaxanthin.
For some time now, natural astaxanthin has been available as a dietary supplement. This astaxanthin is produced by cultivating the Haematococcus pluvialis algae under strictly controlled conditions. According to the method commonly used in places like Hawaii, the oil containing astaxanthin is then extracted from the algae. On the other hand, European producer Nataxin® grows astaxanthin in the Atacama Desert. Thanks to the pristine atmosphere, abundant sunlight, and pure water from the Andes Mountains, the natural growth process of the algae is optimized. This results in an environmentally friendly and reliable production process with a small ecological footprint. Our astaxanthin is processed into a plant-based softgel, making the product 100% vegan.
Astaxanthin and Eyes and Brain
Astaxanthin is one of the few substances capable of passing both the blood-brain barrier and the blood-eye barrier. As a result, astaxanthin that is absorbed through the diet also reaches these organs and exerts its effects.
Astaxanthin Spans Both Sides of the Cell Membrane
The illustration below shows that astaxanthin can attach to the cell membrane and span both the inside and outside. Similar natural ingredients such as vitamin C and beta-carotene, for example, cannot do this.
Research has shown that the health benefits of astaxanthin are optimal with high dosages. It is recommended to take two softgel capsules with 4mg of astaxanthin per day.