Astaxanthin is an organic compound synthesized naturally by fungi, bacteria, and yeasts as a secondary metabolite. Secondary metabolites are not required for survival, but generated as a protective mechanism by these lifeforms. Microalga strain Haematococcus Pluvialis produces the highest known capacity for production of astaxanthin. Naturally produced astaxanthin from microalgae shows higher antioxidant efficacy compared to synthesized versions. There is much evidence to support its benefits for cardiovascular, skin, eye, hepatic, and immune support.
Haematococcus Pluvialis has a characteristic red pigment normally associated with intake of salmon, trout, and shrimp, yet possibly more bioavailable from consuming the algae itself versus fish consumption. Clinical research has shown reduction DNA damage and C-Reactive Protein, an enzyme released by the liver in response to inflammation, with use of astaxanthin in the diet. Astaxanthin has also been shown to improve the biological health of skin through reduction of wrinkles, age spots, and improved texture, elasticity, and hydration in both men and women.
Astaxanthin’s antioxidant effects have shown increase in metabolism, performance, and recovery in exercise within 3-5 weeks of regular intake, making it an optimal choice for athletes looking to enhance their performance and recovery. Implications in clinical research advocate its use for healthy cardiovascular function by increasing healthy high-density lipoproteins (HDLs) while decreasing low-density lipoproteins (LDLs). In addition to healthy lipoprotein ratios, it has been found to improve cardiovascular disease (CVD) through regulation of glucose metabolism, lipid metabolism, oxidative stress, and inflammation. Moderation of these factors contributes to many instances of well-being and overall health and functioning.
Astaxanthin is found in Cymbiotika’s The Omega formula for its powerful antioxidant capacity to optimize eye, skin, and cellular protection abilities. It also acts as a top athletic performance tool. Cymbiotika sources microalga strain Haematococcus Pluvialis from the most pristine waters of Iceland. Combined with the cleanest and most desirable plant-based omega 3 fatty acids known to man, and finished with PhosphatidylCholine for maximum absorption across the spectrum, we are proud to offer the highest quality vegan Omega 3 DHA/EPA product available on the market for cognitive development, maintenance, and repair.