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Astaxanthin: Who Knew this Potent Antioxidant Also Protects Against Ulcers?

Gastric Ulcer

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  • Astaxanthin, a carotenoid antioxidant that gives flamingos and salmon their pink color, has a significant protect effect against the formation of ulcers
  • This potent antioxidant also reduces symptoms of acid reflux and has therapeutic value in over 100 health conditions, including eye health, brain health and inflammatory conditions.
  • Astaxanthin is one of the rare nutrients you may be better off consuming in supplement form; you’d have to consume about three-quarters of a pound of wild-caught sockeye salmon (which contains the highest amounts of astaxanthin of all the marine foods) to receive the same amount of astaxanthin you'd get in a single 4mg capsule

By Dr. Mercola

Get ready to hear more and more about astaxanthin in the coming months and years, as researchers continue to uncover its remarkable and wide-ranging health benefits.


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