Astaxanthin for Joints, Joint Health and Joint pain
People of all ages suffer from joint pain and are all wanting a “cure”. Painkillers work but they become addictive and there are plenty of negative side effects so a move towards something more natural is an obvious long term solution. A potential answer lies in Astaxanthin, a naturally occurring carotenoid, primarily produced by algae that is perhaps best known for giving many marine creatures their red colour.
Astaxanthin is a very powerful pain relief supplement for anyone with joint pain. This supplement is a powerful anti-inflammatory and has grown in popularity over the last few years as more medical evidence supports its benefits. Another huge benefit of astaxanthin is that it is a good antioxidant, and this means it fights harmful free radicals and creates a healthy balance in the body.
Falling into the category of carotenoids, Astaxanthin is considered the absolute best of the best. Astaxanthin, unlike most antioxidants does not become a pro-oxidant that can cause harm to the body. This powerful attribute is what makes it so good for general joint health and pain relief for extended periods of use.
For those suffering with Osteoporosis and arthritis Astaxanthin can not only relieve pain thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties but it can also slow down bone deterioration. For those suffering with these conditions an Astaxanthin supplement can help create a better life.
Any form of joint pain from pain after exercise to pain from illnesses and various bone and joint disorders can be eased with Astaxanthin hence its growing popularity. An imbalance on a cellular level is often the cause of inflammation, fatigue and many autoimmune conditions. Having Astaxanthin in the human body considerably reduces inflammation and, especially in arthritis, swelling and pain can be reduced.
Like many fish oils that are commonly known to be beneficial for joint health, Astaxanthin has proven to have a superior benefit. Over a short period of time the levels of anti-oxidants in the human body build up when used as a daily supplement. This helps maintains joint health and prevent inflammation build ups. The natural anti-inflammatory attributes of the supplement bring pain relief that encourages the use of once painful joints.
Astaxanthin is found in pink or red flesh fish and seafood. Salmon and lobster are perhaps the best known natural sources. Today, however, the “pink” seafood has become a luxury for many people making softgel supplementation of Astaxanthin the most popular source of the important carotenoid. Astaxanthin has no known negative side effects and is extremely safe and effective.
Tests are showing outstanding results in patients with arthritis and osteoporosis, athletes with joint pain from injury or just over-exercise are showing that Astaxanthin assists with a rapid recovery. Furthermore, healthy joints through the use of Astaxanthin can help ward off joint pain and slow the spread joint related disorders.
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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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