Dr. Mercola Astaxanthin with ALA
When Dr. Mercola and Dr. Oz recommend Astaxanthin as "the number one supplement you have never heard of but should be taking", then you know that this is one potent antioxidant.
Astaxanthin belongs to a class of naturally occuring pigments called carotenoids. These are the compounds that provide brilliant colors in your food; ranging from beautiful green sea grasses, to stunning red beets, to spectacular golden- yellow bell peppers. Astaxanthin in particular provides the rosy red hue found in krill, shrimp, lobster, and salmon; and gives the flamingo its signature pink color.
There are many properties that make this super-carotenoid unique. Astaxanthin compares astoundingly well to other nutrients and powerful lipid soluble antioxidants when it comes to free radical scavenging and neutralizing singlet oxygen.
When it comes to free radical scavenging, astaxanthin can be as much as
- • 65 times more powerful than vitamin C
- • 54 times stronger than beta-carotene
- • 14 times more potent than vitamin E
Plus, astaxanthin has been shown to be more effective than other carotenoids and other nutrients at ‘singlet oxygen quenching’ by being up to…
- • 550 times more powerful than vitamin E
- • 800 times stronger than CoQ10
- • 6000 times greater than vitamin C
- • 550 times more powerful than green tea catechins
- • 11 times stronger than beta-carotene
Astaxanthin is a potent anti-inflammatory that can help relieve pain and inflammation. It may ease tendon, joint, and muscle pain and reduce the symptoms of arthritis.
Astaxanthin has been shown to fight fatigue and help muscle recovery, enhance endurance, and increase engergy levels. Think of wild salmon, full of Astaxanthin, swimming their way upstream for hundreds of miles.
There are only two natural sources of Astaxanthin: a very unique source of microalgae called Haematococcus pluvialis; and the sea creatures that consume this microalgae.
Dr. Mercola Astaxanthin contains ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) ; an omega-3 fatty acid. Astaxanthin is fat soluble, so adding ALA allows for maximum aborption. ALA is a plant based Omega-3, making it the perfect compliment to the animal based Omega-3 fatty acids found in Astaxanthin from krill oil.
Dr. Mercola Astaxanthin with ALA may support:
- • Improved endurance and faster recovery times for athletes
- • Added brain and nervous system protection from free radicals
- • Increased strenth and stamina
- • Reduced wrinkles, dry skin, age spots, and freckles
- • Increased protection for the skin from overexposure due to sun-induced free radicals
- • Reduced joint and muscle soreness
- • Support for joint and skeletal system health
- • Enhanced visual acuity and depth perception
Astaxanthin is delivered in a "Licap" capsule. These revolutionary capsules use an innovative fushion technology to create a hermetically bonded capsule. After filling, the capsule is flushed with nitrogen; creating a freshness bubble that minimizes oxygen exposure and aids in long term stability. Supplements stay fresh longer, and odor, taste, and leakage is minimized.
Each capsule contains 325mg ALA and has an ORAC value of 6,800.
30 Licap capsules
About Dr Mercola, the company
Dr. Joseph Mercola is on a mission to bring people practical solutions to their health problems. As an osteopathic physician, Dr. Mercola practices a "whole person" approach to medicine, focusing on preventative health care. Dr. Mercola extensively researches and promotes premium, all-natural whole-food based products that provide broad spectrum health benefits.
Dr. Mercola focuses as much on what you put in your body as what you put on it. He offers all natural hair care, sunscreens, and oral care products in addition to his supplements, such as probiotics, multi-vitamins, and antioxidants, and whole-foods and teas. Dr. Mercola offers products for the entire family, including kids and even non-toxic products for your pet's good health as well. Dr. Mercola is an advocate for a dietary and lifestyle approach to health, and is dedicated to bringing you the products that will optimize the health of your entire family.
In addition to being a licensed DO, Dr. Mercola is also board certified in family medicine, and served as the chairman of the family medicine department at St. Alexius Medical center for 5 years, and is a member of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. Mercola was voted the 2009 Ultimate Wellness Game Changer by the Huffington Post, and has been featured in TIME magazine, LA Times, CNN, Fox News, ABC News, Today Show, CBS’s Washington Unplugged with Sharyl Attkisson, and other major media resources. Dr. Mercola is the author of several books, including The No-Grain Diet (with Alison Rose Levy), a New York Times Bestseller.