Today I want to tell you a little bit about Astaxanthin. It’s a type of carotenoid found naturally in wild-caught salmon, red trout, krill, algae, lobster, crab and shrimp and it’s also available in supplement form.
We think it’s a good one to have in your anti-cancer plan.
Research shows that Astaxanthin is one of the most powerful antioxidants in nature. In fact, its ability to fight free radicals (cancer-causing baddies) has been shown to be 6,000 times higher than vitamin C, 550 times higher than vitamin E and 40 times higher than beta-carotene.
In the body, its antioxidant properties are believed to help protect against certain types of chronic disease, reverse skin aging and alleviate inflammation. Although studies in humans are limited, current research suggests that astaxanthin benefits brain and heart health, endurance and energy levels, and even fertility.
Here’s a handy little graphic I found on the Dr Axe website…
I like to supplement with the Solgar Astaxanthin from time to time, as a little addition to my ongoing anti-cancer plan.
To read a very comprehensive article on Astaxanthin from Dr Axe’s website, click here.
If you are considering trying it, please check with your medical team first, to ensure it won’t counteract or interact with any of your other medications. Potential side effects that may occur with supplementation include hormone changes, increased skin pigmentation, hair growth and altered levels of calcium.