Life Extension, Astaxanthin 4 mg with Phospholipids

30 Softgels
Dietary Supplement for DNA and Cellular Protection. The formula is a combination of powerful oxidant-fighting phospholipids and astaxanthin.
Best For
Enhanced DNA and Cellular Health [1], Improves overall health [1-7]

      • Pros:
      • Dietary Supplement for DNA and Cellular Protection
      • Non-GMO
      • Neutralizes free radicals and other oxidants
      • promotes the delivery of fatty acids to cell membranes, thereby enhancing DNA and Cell protection

      Ingredients Concern:  None discovered

      Cons:  In some people astaxanthin may cause reduced blood pressure, skin pigmentation changes, unwanted hair growth, hormonal changes.

      With 40 years in business, Life Extension is unique in its approach to providing a COA (certificate of analysis) for every product made available to consumers on their web site. They have won the #1 Catalog/Internet Merchant in the Dietary Supplement Consumer Trends and Preferences Report (2020) from ConsumerLabs. The supplements that were voted the most popular were the melatonin, omega 3, and multivitamin. Life Extension has a long history in research and science including that they sued the FDA for failing to approve tacrine for Alzheimers Disease. It was approved 7 years later. They have a long impressive record of publishing research and pushing innovation forward in supplementation.
      Astaxanthin has antioxidant properties that provide the majority of its health benefits such as improved blood flow, reduced oxidative stress, DNA and cell protection by neutralizing oxidants; reduced growth of cancer cells, enhanced skin health, targets skeletal and muscle damage at the cellular level, supports heart health, and improves male fertility [1-6]. Phospholipids have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties, and they enhance heart health [7]. They have also been shown to reduce the side effects of certain medications [7].
      Enhanced DNA and Cellular Health [1], Improves overall health [1-7]
      Astaxanthin support cell membrane activity by protecting it from free radical and oxidative damage; it neutralizes oxidants [1]. It also demonstrates anti-proliferative and cell-death inducing properties towards cancer cells [2]. Astaxanthin supplementation also reduces the appearance of wrinkles, makes age spots smaller, and helps maintain moisture in the skin [3]. In addition, it boosts the body's ability to use fatty acids, which supports muscle and skeletal health by protecting tissue at the cellular level [4]. Furthermore, it improves elastin levels as well as arterial wall thickness, thereby enhancing blood flow and heart health [5]. It has anti-inflammatory properties as well and it also improves sperm cell parameters such as motility, count, and fertility [6]. Phospholipids provide health benefits that include enhancing the body's natural ability to protect itself from cancer cell growth, inflammation, and heart problems by delivering fatty acids to cell membranes. The incorporation of fatty acids into cell membranes influences their microstructure and the production of lipid second messengers that facilitate various biological processes [7].

      Key Ingredients:  Phospholipids, Natural Astaxanthin (4 mg)

      All Ingredients:  Astaxanthin Phospholipid proprietary blend: Phospholipids, Natural Astaxanthin (from extract of Haematococcus pluvialis algae-providing 4 mg astaxanthin) 84 mg; sunflower oil, gelatin, glycerin, purified water; extra virgin olive oil

      Take one (1) softgel once or twice daily with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner. Store tightly closed in a cool, dry place.
      These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
      1. Kidd P. Astaxanthin, cell membrane nutrient with diverse clinical benefits and anti-aging potential. Altern Med Rev. 2011;16(4):355-64. 2. Teo IT, Chui CH, Tang JC, et al. Antiproliferation and induction of cell death of Phaffia rhodozyma (Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous) extract fermented by brewer malt waste on breast cancer cells. Int J Mol Med. 2005 Nov;16(5):931-6. 3. Tominaga K, Hongo N, et al. Cosmetic benefits of astaxanthin on human subjects. ACTABP. 2012;59(1):43-47. 4. Ikeuchi M, Koyama T, Takahashi J, Yazawa K. Effects of astaxanthin supplementation on exercise-induced fatigue in mice. Biol Pharm Bull. 2006;29(10):2106-10. 5. Hussein G, Goto H, Oda S, et al. Antihypertensive potential and mechanism of action of astaxanthin: III. Antioxidant and histopathological effects in spontaneously hypertensive rats. Biol Pharm Bull. 2006;29(4):684-8. 6. Comhaire FH, El Garem Y, et al. Combined conventional/antioxidant "Astaxanthin" treatment for male infertility: a double blind, randomized trial. Asian J Androl. 2005;7(3):257-62. 7. Küllenberg D, Taylor LA, Schneider M, Massing U. Health effects of dietary phospholipids. Lipids Health Dis. 2012;11:3.
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