Astaxanthin for Heart Health
Astaxanthin is becoming the super nutrient of all super nutrients. This amazing substance that occurs naturally in algae, seafood and pink fleshed fish has so many health benefits that scientists are growing more amazed each day. From helping with bone and joints to eyes and vision Astaxanthin is working its way into the lives of many people. An important area where astaxanthin is proving remarkable is in heart health and studies are showing superb results that promote taking the nutrient as a daily supplement.
The two major factors that make astaxanthin such a powerful super nutrient are its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. Uniquely, as an anti-oxidant astaxanthin does not become a pro-oxidant as others do, hence it being a particularly powerful substance.
Combating the damaging effects free radicals have on maintaining a healthy oxidative balance in the body is where astaxanthin reigns supreme. Sure, the body can produce its own anti-oxidants but as people age and because of lifestyle and dietary choices made the natural defense system becomes steadily weaker. Astaxanthin helps overcome this.
Cardiovascular and heart health can be dramatically improved with Astaxanthin and its capacity to fight off free radicals in the body. Astaxanthin is considered, and perhaps is, the most powerful antioxidant known to man, thousands of times more powerful than humble vitamin C and hundreds of times more powerful than other vitamins, minerals and nutrients. The limits of astaxanthin as an anti-oxidant seem unending and new uses continue to be discovered – it is already known that astaxanthin is what gives salmon the ability to swim upstream in heavy currents!
Free radicals cause oxidative stress and this is a common cause of many heart and cardiovascular disorders. One common disorder caused by oxidative stress is the build up of plaque on the inside of the blood vessels. This disorder is called atherosclerosis and astaxanthin has shown it has the ability to ward this off.
There are a growing number of studies that are showing how astaxanthin has the potential to lower blood pressure. The powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of astaxanthin already show how the blood transit times are considerably shortened. Further studies are proving that astaxanthin can help with many cardiovascular matters.
Almost 18 million people die because of heart and blood vessel issues. This is one third of all deaths worldwide. These statistics are frightening and have driven people to take their heart and cardiovascular system seriously. This has seen a boom in people taking preventative measures such as more exercise and a change of lifestyle and diet as well as a growth in the demand of supplement that have proven heart care benefits. Heart care is now one of the top reasons why people now consider a supplement.
In heart care and cardiovascular support supplements, astaxanthin is now the key ingredient used. The growing number of positive health benefits from the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties of astaxanthin are becoming widespread and thus is a popular supplement that is readily available worldwide.
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Ron Goedeke MD, BSc Hons MBChB, FNZCAM
Dr Ron Goedeke, specialises in alternative and functional medicine. He is a foundation member of the New Zealand college of Appearance medicine and has been a member of the American Academy of Anti-aging medicine since 1999. With over 20 years of experience in the anti-aging field, Dr Ron Goedeke is recognized as one of New Zealand’s leaders in this new and growing field of medicine.
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