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By Medicover Hospitals / 11 Mar 2021
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What is Astaxanthin?

  • Astaxanthin is a reddish pigment that belongs to the carotenoids family of chemicals. It is found naturally in some algae and causes pink or red color in salmon, trout, lobster, shrimp and other seafood. It is found in pacific salmon and gives fish its pinkish color.
  • Astaxanthin is also available in the form of antioxidants that are said to have many health benefits. It has been linked to healthier skin, endurance, heart health and joint pain. The medication is used to improve blood flow and lowering oxidative stress in smokers and overweight people.
    1. Astaxanthin Uses
    2. Astaxanthin Side effects
    3. Precautions
    4. Overdose
    5. Storage
    6. Astaxanthin vs Glutathione
    7. Frequently Asked Questions
    8. Citations

    Astaxanthin Uses:

  • Astaxanthin works as an antioxidant and helps to reduce free radicals present in the body. The medicine has a reddish tinge to it and is naturally extracted from plants. It has a lot of benefits for the eyes and skin. Also, it improves the protection of your eyes and the consistency of your skin. It increases the skin's moisture levels, making it more elastic, and helps to reduce wrinkles and acne. The drug is used to improve the immune system and heart health. Moreover, the drug is qualified for treating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease as well as Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Astaxanthin Side Effects:

  • While large doses of antioxidants have been known to disrupt some of the adaptations to exercise, such as mitochondrial biogenesis, it is currently unclear whether it has any significant side effects. Since astaxanthin is such a strong antioxidant, even small doses could have this impact, but we won't know for sure until more research is done.
  • Precautions:

  • Before taking Astaxanthin talk with your doctor if you are allergic to it or any other medications related to it. The product may contain some inactive ingredients which will cause serious allergic reactions. It is used with caution in patients with bleeding disorders, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, hypertension, low blood calcium levels or parathyroid disorders, allergy to 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors or asthma.
  • How to use astaxanthin?

  • Astaxanthin is recommended in the dosage range of 6 to 8 mg daily. It is low enough in enriched salmon oil or krill oil supplement that may contain adequate levels. It is recommended that you should take 8 mg of the drug per day, which is equal to 1.6 kg of fresh salmon. Daily consumption of 4 mg of astaxanthin provides significant protection of the skin against the effects of UV rays and that a consumption of 6 mg per day showed a quick improvement in skin elasticity, wrinkles, dry skin, age spots and eyes.
  • Missed Dose:

  • The doctor's recommended dosage should never be missed, and if it is, it should be consumed as soon as possible. However, if it's time for the second dose, don't take a double dose. Keep a certain hour of the gap between the two doses before taking the 2nd dose.
  • Overdose:

  • Overdosing on astaxanthin Tablet may have unpleasant side effects and, in rare cases, complications. As a consequence, strictly stick to the recommended dosage and seek medical attention right away if you experience any overdose symptoms.
  • Storage:

  • Direct contact with heat, air and light may damage your medicines. Exposure to medicine may cause some harmful effects. The medicine must be kept in a safe place and out of children’s reach.
  • Mainly the drug should be kept at room temperature between 68ºF and 77ºF (20ºC and 25ºC).
  • Astaxanthin vs Glutathione:

    Astaxanthin
    Glutathione
    Astaxanthin is also available in the form of antioxidants that are said to have many health benefits. It has been linked to healthier skin, endurance, heart health and joint pain. Glutathione is an oxidant which is produced in the cells. It is composed largely of three types of amino acids: Glutamine, glycine and cysteine.
    Astaxanthin works as an antioxidant and helps to reduce free radicals present in the body. The medicine has a reddish tinge to it and is naturally extracted from plants. It has a lot of benefits for the eyes and skin. Glutathione helps in reducing the side effects of chemotherapy treatments for cancer. It is used for building strong antioxidant
    While large doses of antioxidants have been known to disrupt some of the adaptations to exercise, such as mitochondrial biogenesis, it is currently unclear whether it has any significant side effects. Some of the common side effects of Glutathione are:
    • Abdominal cramps
    • Bloating
    • Trouble in breathing due to bronchial constriction

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    The drug is used to improve the immune system and heart health. Moreover, the drug is qualified for treating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease as well as Alzheimer’s disease.
    Astaxanthin works as an antioxidant and helps to reduce free radicals present in the body. The medicine has a reddish tinge to it and is naturally extracted from plants. It has a lot of benefits for the eyes and skin. Also, it improves the protection of your eyes and the consistency of your skin.
    It is recommended in the dosage range of 6 to 8 mg daily. It is low enough in enriched salmon oil or krill oil supplement that may contain adequate levels.
    It takes at least two weeks, and more likely four to eight weeks, for the drug to produce the desired effects. Fortunately, Natural Astaxanthin is absolutely healthy, even though it takes longer to function than prescription anti-inflammatories and over-the-counter pain relievers.
    At doses of 6 mg/kg or 30 mg/kg body weight, astaxanthin greatly decreased the weight gain caused by a high-fat diet. Astaxanthin also decreased liver weight, liver triacylglycerol, plasma triacylglycerol, and total cholesterol levels.
    Astaxanthin is a lipid-soluble, red-orange carotenoid found in nature. It is a multi-target pharmacological agent against a variety of diseases due to its strong antioxidant properties, anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptotic, and immune modulation.

    Citations:

  • Astaxanthin, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10408690590957188
  • Benfits of Astaxanthin, http://ojs.ptbioch.edu.pl/index.php/abp/article/view/2168