Astaxanthin is a carotenoid – a reddish pigment found in nature, mostly in marine life, which is getting more and more attention due to its many health properties. This unique compound is an extremely potent antioxidant; its ability to fight free radicals is much higher that of vitamins C.
Astaxanthin protects the eye tissues and slows the progression of age-related diseases such as macular degeneration. Studies have shown that this pigment is much more easily absorbed and distributed to the eye cells than other carotenoids. Furthermore, astaxanthin successfully lowers levels of inflammation and pain thanks to its ability to neutralize COX enzymes.
A recently conducted research proved that astaxanthin intake can speed up muscle recovery after a workout and can lower the risk of traumas.
Astaxanthin also supports skin health by preventing the activation of NF kB proteins thus reducing UV rays damage.
Astaxanthin by Haya Labs contains a pure form of astaxanthin, derived from Haematacoccus Pluvialis – a type of microalgae which lives in freshwaters.