Hello, friends, subscribers! Another time I am glad to welcome you to the vastness of my blog. Today’s topic is astaxanthin, what is the use for the human body. I’m sure many of you have heard this name, some even had time to test it for yourself. We will understand today in all the “benefits” of this rather new product and find out whether it really has such unique properties, declared by the manufacturers.
A few words about antioxidants and free radicals
Astaxanthin is declared as the most powerful antioxidant that exists on the market. Of course, all of us many times in the last years of our lives we hear this word – an antioxidant and on a subconscious level we know that it is something extremely useful and necessary for each of us. But what is it really, and how do antioxidants work, are they really necessary? Let’s understand together.
So, antioxidants are a group of vitamin, for example, such as C, A, E, as well as phytochemical compounds synthesized by plants and animals, for example, beta-carotene. These substances are designed to fight free radicals, thereby preventing the destruction of “good” cells.
Free radicals are deformed atoms damaged by the oxidation process. They do not have paired electrons, so they “hunt” for healthy cells to take them away. The process leads to the fact that new and new cells are affected, the “sick” atoms are assembled into large groups, called free radicals. Their accumulation and further negative damaging effects on the whole organism leads to a number of serious diseases: Alzheimer’s (from which, incidentally, Muhammad Ali suffered for 30 years), Parkinson’s, heart attacks, strokes, autism and others.
In general, as we see, with free radicals it is worth fighting and removing them from the body, not allowing to accumulate in it. So, these very antioxidants are substances that divide their electrons with damaged cells, which provides protection of healthy cells of the body from damage or, at least, slows down this destructive process. In other words, they like Robin Hood distribute wealth to the poor needy.
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Products and substances with antioxidant properties
Antioxidants in small doses are produced by the body itself. Such a number of them can provide protection against free radicals only under ideal conditions: a completely healthy organism, good ecology, proper nutrition, regime. In the absence of one of the factors, you need to replenish the stocks of antioxidants from the outside. As a rule, a good proportion of antioxidants are found in foods rich in vitamins C, E, green tea, green vegetables, marine products, cereals.
List of foods high in antioxidant substances:
- Citrus fruits: tangerines, oranges, lemons, lime;
- Greens: parsley, dill, coriander;
- Berries: sea-buckthorn, currant, viburnum, strawberry, cherry;
- Fruits: kiwi, apricot, grapes;
- Vegetables: Bulgarian pepper, broccoli, spinach, carrots, eggplant;
- Nuts: peanuts, almonds, cashews;
- Vegetable oil of the first pressing;
- Seafood: squid, salmon, eel, oysters;
- Dried fruits: prunes, dried apricots;
- Dairy products: brynza, cottage cheese, butter, sour cream;
- Sea kale;
All products from the above list must be present in the daily diet of each of us in sufficient quantities. I, like you, understand perfectly well that it is not always possible to adhere to such a balanced and varied diet for a number of reasons. But you need to watch for health all the time. What to do in this situation? (At this point, the drum roll sounds, and you carefully read on.)
Astaxanthin rushes to the rescue
Scientists derived the formula Astaxanthin, the main element of which is the algae family Haematococcus. In these algae is the largest content of carotenoid antioxidants in the world.
Experiments confirm that Astaxanthin exceeds the efficiency of all existing antioxidant drugs to date, almost 20 times! This means that while an ordinary antioxidant copes with one free radical, Astaxanthin – simultaneously “works” immediately with twenty. Of course, with such intensity, the result of Astaxanthin’s work will not take long to wait.
Astaxanthin what is the use of the human body:
- Protects against solar radioactive rays, burns;
- Promotes inhibition of the development of cancer cells, in other words, helps in the fight against malignant tumors;
- Helps maintain blood cholesterol levels;
- Normalizes blood pressure;
- It provokes the resistance of the body’s immune system to all kinds of infections, allergies;
- Helps the body to fight various kinds of fungi;
- Has a positive effect on the skin condition, increasing its elasticity;
- Increases working capacity, general well-being;
- Gives an additional charge of energy.
Good characteristics, is not it?
Where can I find Astaxanthin? How to take it? And does he not have contraindications?
Astaxanthin is not produced by the human body, its natural source can be fatty fish (trout, salmon), crayfish, lobsters, shrimp (in general, everything that feeds on this wonder alga, which has so much useful antioxidant substance). It should be noted that we are talking only about seafood, which are grown on the will, in their natural habitat, not on fish farms.
Well, of course, Astaxanthin can be purchased at pharmacies. Pay attention to the product was obtained only from natural, non-synthetic material.
It takes astaxanthin to work faster in a greasy environment, so combine the intake of the supplement with oil. Often, in a set with the product comes capsules of vegetable or olive oil.
There are no side effects of astaxanthin, but pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should refrain from taking it to avoid a decrease in blood pressure. And here, my friends-sportsmen this product is simply shown to application!
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