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Astaxanthin: The Super Antioxidant That Comes From the Ocean

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  • Astaxanthin, commonly called “King of the Carotenoids,” is a naturally occurring substance found in a specific type of microalgae, as well as certain seafood
  • One standout feature of astaxanthin is that it is 550 times stronger than vitamin E and 6,000 times more potent than vitamin C
  • Taking astaxanthin regularly may reduce the risk of inflammation in your cardiovascular system. In one study, participants who took 12 milligrams of astaxanthin per day were able to decrease the presence of C-reactive protein in their body, which is an indicator of inflammation

Antioxidants play an important role in promoting health by protecting your body from free radicals, which are molecules that interfere with the function of your organs, resulting in damage. In this regard, many people do their best to increase their intake of well-known antioxidants such as vitamin C and E, as well as flavonoids from plants. But sometimes, this is simply not enough.

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