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Astaxanthin is a red pigment that belongs to a group of chemicals called carotenoids - richly coloured molecules synthesised by plants, algae & some bacteria. Astaxanthin causes the pink-red colour in salmon and also occurs in certain types of algae.

What is astaxanthin good for?


Astaxanthin is an antioxidant that scavenges harmful free radicals. It is commonly used for skin and immune health, athletic performance, and sports recovery with regards to muscle soreness.

When is the best time to take astaxanthin?


Astaxanthin is best taken during or after a meal because it is best absorbed in the presence of lipids.

Who should not take astaxanthin?


Seek the appropriate consultation of a healthcare professional before using Astaxanthin if you have;

  • Asthma.
  • Diabetes.
  • hypertension
  • A bleeding disorder. 
  • A parathyroid disorder.
  • An autoimmune disease.
  • Low blood calcium levels.
  • An allergy to 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors.

Does astaxanthin prevent Covid 19?


At the time of writing, there was research citing that astaxanthin's anti‐inflammatory effects may be of some use in helping to fight certain coronavirus symptoms. However, it is important to note that astaxanthin will not prevent an individual from catching the coronavirus and the best way to stay protected against Covid-19 is to follow the latest government guidelines and get vaccinated.