AstaFX Plus™ Astaxanthin
Antioxidant Super Formula by Purity Products
AstaFX Plus Astaxanthin has 5 full milligrams of Astaxanthin and augmented by our exclusive carotenoid co-factor blend (featuring Organic Spirulina, Lutein and Lycopene), Purity's new Asta FX Plus™ -- delivers 25% more Astaxanthin -- than our regular AstaFX formulation. Over the last 20 years, published research and human clinicals have demonstrated the dynamic antioxidant properties and important health benefits of Astaxanthin as a dietary supplement. Astaxanthin, a carotenoid that gives wild salmon its appealing orange color, is poised to become the next "Superstar Antioxidant." A close relative of the more familiar Beta Carotene and Lutein, Astaxanthin is vastly more powerful at knocking out free radicals, those infamous rogue molecules that prowl around the body, leaving damaged cells and tissues in their wake.
Astaxanthin - A Mighty Antioxidant
Astaxanthin has been heralded for its benefits for muscle endurance, skin health, vision, immune function and cardiovascular health. Astaxanthin is superior to many other antioxidants, including Vitamin C! An increasing body of research shows how Astaxanthin can be used to support skin health, vision, cardiovascular health and many other important areas of health.
Astaxanthin belongs to the carotene family of phytonutrients (nutrients found in plants). Similar in nature to the more familiar beta carotene, Astaxanthin has unique properties that deliver a host of benefits to the body. In particular, the molecular structure of Astaxanthin gives it an exceptional ability to bolster our antioxidant defenses against excess free radicals. Astaxanthin helps shield fatty components of cell membranes from oxidation (referred to as "lipid peroxidation"). This important property makes Astaxanthin a highly beneficial carotene for cardiovascular health, which relies on maintenance of healthy cell membranes. Astaxanthin is especially effective at neutralizing "singlet oxygen," a reactive form of oxygen raises oxidative stress in the system.
The Versatility of Astaxanthin
Over two decades of research have yielded a wealth of scientific data about the role of Astaxanthin in supporting the eyes and vision, skin health and physical endurance. While protecting the retina from oxidative stress, studies show Astaxanthin can help support visual accommodation, the ability of the eye to refocus on objects at different distances. Astaxanthin also seems to help reduce everyday visual fatigue from computer use. The skin enjoys benefits from Astaxanthin's protective effect; Astaxanthin helps skin resist the impact of UV light and maintain its youthful qualities and elasticity. Astaxanthin has scientifically demonstrated applications in sports nutrition as well. As observed in clinical trials, Astaxanthin supports performance and muscle recovery after exercise.
Carotenoid Co-Factor Blend
AstaFX Plus Astaxanthin includes a proprietary blend of six nourishing sources of carotenes (carotenoids) that bolster the body's antioxidant defenses and support healthy vision:
- Lycopene: A bright red carotene found in tomatoes. Powerful antioxidant.
- Lutein: Carotenes extracted from Marigold flowers that support vision and eye health.
- Carrot powder: Source of beta carotene.
- Organic Spirulina: Spirulina contains a wide spectrum of carotenoids, including beta carotene, cryptoxanthin and lutein.
- Spinach powder: Source of beta carotene and lutein.
- Supports Endurance
- Promotes Healthy Skin
- Supports Visual Health
- Cardiovascular Function
Astaxanthin Muscle Endurance and Recovery
All physical activity will generate free radicals; the more intense the activity the greater number of free radicals. Free radicals are shown to have damaging effects on muscle performance and recovery. Published and on-going research, focused on improving endurance and reducing recovery time, are showing dramatic benefits linked to the potent carotenoid - astaxanthin. These findings are bringing astaxanthin to the forefront as a dietary supplement for professional athletes and physically active people.
In addition to improving muscle performance through devised exercise regime, the sports research community is looking at other methods, such as nutrition to fuel and protect the body under extreme physical conditions. In the past, Vitamins E and C helped make the use of antioxidants a popular tool against oxidative damage during intense physical activity. Today, informed by current research we can point to astaxanthin as the anti oxidant of choice for sports performance.
Astaxanthin and Skin Health
While aging is natural and cannot be avoided, there are factors such as solar radiation, physical and mechanical damage that accelerate the propensity of visible aging. For example, humans in general face increasing exposure to chemical pollution, ultraviolet radiation and ozone levels which damage the skin's dermal layer causing wrinkles. These negative effects are compounded with increasingly poor diets and life-style habits which are not conducive to maintaining the skin's natural repair process and antioxidant network.
Restoration of the skin's natural antioxidant balance is one alternative and convenient method to maintain healthy skin. Therefore, the use of powerful carotenoids like astaxanthin in nutritional dietary supplements can help deliver the benefits against photo-aging of the skin.
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- NSF International GMP Registration
- NNFA certified
- TGA Certified
- Health Canada, European Union GMP Certified
- Written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to comply with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) ensuring consistent quality
- ISO 17025 accreditation of in-house laboratories performing Chemical, Physical, and Microbial testing
- Finished products that meet and often exceed United States Pharmacopeia (USP30) specifications
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Antioxidant Super Formula by Purity Products