Astaxanthin is a carotenoid naturally found in krill, microalgae, and more. It is a powerful antioxidant compound that gives many supplements some of their most beneficial properties. Most people focus on the omega-3 fatty acid but forget that astaxanthin is essential to your joint health

The antioxidant properties of this carotenoid can support a healthy heart as well as joint health. Here is everything you need to know about Zanthin® Natural Astaxanthin.

What Is Astaxanthin and What Can It Do?

Carotenoids like astaxanthin are responsible for giving vibrant colors to fruits, vegetables, and other foods. Beyond this, they are vital to the photosynthesis process, helping carry out important biological processes.

Astaxanthin occurs naturally in marine animals and is what gives them their red coloring. Krill, shrimp, and salmon are all known to contain high amounts of astaxanthin. These animals are not able to produce the carotenoid themselves. It comes from ingesting other marine life that eats microalgae, which is where astaxanthin is originally produced. Through this beneficial life cycle, we too can get access to astaxanthin through krill oil.

Zanthin® Natural Astaxanthin, the kind found in 1MD Nutrition’s joint health supplement MoveMD®, is a clinically-studied and uniquely stable supplement. Grown in a pristine, remote facility that is organically certified, this product is of the highest quality.

Zanthin® Natural Astaxanthin is naturally sourced from Chilean microalgae and extracted cleanly, so you get optimal health support. With a high-quality supplement you get:

♦ Joint support

♦ Eye and vision support

♦ Heart health support

♦ Brain health support

♦ Immune system support

When it comes to antioxidant capacity, astaxanthin is more potent than vitamin C and vitamin E, the two most commonly known antioxidants. The ability to reduce occasional oxidative stress helps support whole-body health.

How Astaxanthin Supports Optimal Joint Health

Everyday wear created by occasional oxidative stress combined with the slowing of cartilage synthesis associated with normal aging, can make you lose your natural get up and go. The ability to reduce this occasional oxidative stress is what makes Zanthin® Natural Astaxanthin effective in promoting joint comfort and supporting healthy mobility and flexibility.  

When it comes to your joints, a pilot clinical study was found to decrease oxidative stress to joint tissues for less stiffness and soreness. Astaxanthin is one of the most active of all antioxidants, and Zanthin® Natural Astaxanthin as part of a regular joint-health routine can help support joint health now and in the future, so you are ready to hit the ground running, every day. 

How to Take Zanthin for Joint Health

For optimal joint support, it is recommended to combine the antioxidant properties of astaxanthin with other essential joint-healthy nutrients. Because collagen synthesis naturally decreases with age, it is important to maintain proper levels. 

The addition of advanced collagens to your day provides proteins essential for joint maintenance and with Zanthin® Natural Astaxanthin, you can protect these tissues from typical oxidative stress.

Dosage recommendations for astaxanthin usually range from 2-12 mg depending on individual needs and the purpose for taking the supplement. As it is found in small amounts in some foods, it is generally well-tolerated and is considered quite safe. Some people may experience digestive upset from astaxanthin but this is usually caused from taking a high dose. Astaxanthin can change stools to a red color but this is not a dangerous side effect.

Astaxanthin may also affect how other medications are broken down in the liver so discuss this with your doctor before starting any new supplement.

Additional Benefits of Astaxanthin

Cardiovascular Health 

Occasional oxidative stress can also affect heart and blood vessel health, and astaxanthin can help here too. Its remarkable ability to span the lipid bilayer allows it to fully access all areas of the cardiovascular system for better protection. Astaxanthin also works to promote optimal blood flow and arterial elasticity, to support healthy blood pressure

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Vision Support

Studies have found that astaxanthin supports eye health by protecting against typical oxidative stress and by promoting eye health. The unique ability of astaxanthin to cross the blood brain/eye barrier allows it to help lower the occurrence of common age-related issues affecting eyesight, by promoting visual acuity, retinal function, and contrast sensitivity.

Immune System Support

Astaxanthin contains certain biomarkers that are associated with immune system function, which means they can support immune cell activity and promote healthy immune system responses to better defend against everyday toxins. 

Cognitive Health

Because astaxanthin can successfully cross the blood-brain barrier, it helps promote brain health and cognitive function.

The Bottom Line

When it comes to supporting your overall health, you can look to nature. Naturally-sourced astaxanthin provides antioxidant support to help reduce occasional oxidative stress to promote healthy joint tissue, flexibility, mobility, and overall health.