Astaxanthin is a reddish pigment that occurs naturally in certain algae and causes the pink or red color in salmon, trout, lobster, shrimp, and other seafood. These pigments are
known as carotenoids, such as beta-carotene, and they possess anti-carcinogenic properties due to their antioxidant effects.
Astaxanthin has been found to be effective in protecting the skin from the effects of ultraviolet light, lessen age-related macular degeneration and enhancing the body's immune system. Moreover, Astaxanthin has shown to increase endurance and stamina, and lessen post-exercise soreness.
So, what's the best way to reap the benefits of Astaxanthin? Many people use all natural Stazen brand Astaxanthin extract.
Taken in capsule form, it provides all of the health-related benefits of Astaxanthin plus it is specially formulated to help recycle other antioxidants such as Vitamin E, beta carotene, lycopene and glutathione.