Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Only 4 mg of This May Help You Maintain Youthfulness

By Dr. Mercola
Even if you've never heard of astaxanthin, a carotenoid derived from the microalgae Haematoccous pluvialis, you've surely seen it.
This is the compound that makes salmon, crabs, lobsters, shrimp and flamingos, which eat the algae, red or pink.
It also happens to be emerging as one of the world's most powerful antioxidants, with diverse health benefits that run the gamut from protection against oxidative stress to slowing age-related functional decline.
In fact, while astaxanthin is most often revered for its antioxidant potential, an article in Alternative Medicine Review recently highlighted its unique anti-aging potential as well.

What Makes Astaxanthin Such a Potent Antioxidant?

Antioxidants are crucial to your health, as they are believed to help control how fast you age by combating free radicals, which are at the heart of age-related cellular deterioration......CLICK HERE to read the whole article.