Did you know that Astaxanthin is a reddish pigment that belongs to a group of nutrients called carotenoids? It is the same pigment that gives lobsters their reddish colours and flamingo feathers their pink colours. There are two types of astaxanthin, synthetically made, and natural. NaturalAstaxanthin, which is found in Lester’s Oil and Lester’s Oil Gold is sourced from algae(Haemaococcus pluvialis ) and has many benefits especially for the heart and skin.
Universally, astaxanthin is known as a powerful antioxidant stronger than Vitamin C, CoQ10 and Vitamin E. Astaxanthin is one of the antioxidants that never become pro-oxidant and therefore causing damage, and also helps to absorb 19 different free-radicals at the same time.
When it comes to the heart, Natural Astaxanthin may help support healthy cholesterol levels, meaning a healthier cardiovascular system overall. Natural Astaxanthin is also used to support bloodvessel help and reducing blood pressure.
When it comes to the health and appearance of our skin, it’s affected as much by external factors(such as sunlight and cosmetics) as internal factors (such as stress and sleep deprication ). These damages can show themselves through fine lines, as well as redness. There are a number of research papers that support the use of Natural Astaxanthin to improve the elasticity and reduction in fine lines as well as supporting the moisture content in the skin. It is also being researched around its use to support the reduction in redness and loss of skin moisture from overexposure to UV rays. This is vital during those summer months when UV damage can be much higher, and we typically spend more time outdoors.
So what does all this mean?
For years we have included Natural Astaxanthin in our Lester’s Oil products to support a healthy cardiovascular system. As we learn more about this amazing antioxidant we see the overall benefits of including it in our very popular Lester’s Oil and in a larger dose in our Lester’s Oil Gold. These overall benefits include:
• Immune support
• Eye Health
• Joint Health
• Brain Health
• Skin Health
• Heart Health
These are the very things that Lester’s Oil and Lester’s Oil Gold are renowned for, and further supports the other great ingredients included in these two products.