Krill oil has become a very popular supplement in recent years, so a lot of people are wondering about the antioxidant Astaxanthin (pronounced “ah-stax-an-thin”) that gives it such unique benefits. Here’s three facts you should know about this incredible compound!
1. It’s an ultra-powerful antioxidant – antioxidants are compounds found in the natural world that help to protect the body from being damaged by harmful free radicals. There are likely thousands of free radicals in the world (many of which haven’t even been discovered yet!) but not all of them are of the same strength, or deliver the same benefits when taken supplementally. Astaxanthin is unique in the sheer strength of its antioxidant activity – do your research and you’ll find that there are many doctors and natural medicine practitioners who feel astaxanthin is the strongest antioxidant available in supplement form!
2. It is all-natural, but can only be found in certain sources – Astaxanthin is one of the few antioxidants available that isn’t typically harvested from plants. Instead, it occurs most abundantly within marine life that are known for having a pinkish hue, such as shrimp and sockeye salmon (that pink color is actually caused by the presence of astaxanthin in their bodies). Supplementally, we have found that Krill is the most abundant source of astaxanthin available, and that’s one of the reasons why we feel our Krill Oil is such an amazing product!
3. It’s a protector of healthy eyes – Astaxanthin is a carotenoid nutrient, meaning it belongs of a family of compounds that help protect the eyes from damage that can occur from exposure to computer screens, fluorescent lighting, or even inappropriate exposure to the sun. Astaxanthin works by providing nutritional protection to your eyes from these sources of damage, helping your eyes stay healthy while allowing you to take care of your work and responsibilities!