5 Reasons Your Skin Needs Astaxanthin

Written by Bryce

Astaxanthin is the naturally occurring chemical that gives the reddish color to some of our favorite foods including salmon, and may potentially be your healthy skin solution.

Most commonly harvested from micro-algae, astaxanthin is red-hot in the health supplements world right now because of it is classified as such a powerful antioxidant it may even trump single vitamins like A, C, and E in terms of cellular protection. Here are five reasons you should add astaxanthin (pronounced astah-zan-thin) to your beauty routine:

1. It reduces inflammation. Inflammtion is the culprit behind a lot of issues like dry skin, too much oil production, and rosacea. Astaxanthin is actually strong enough to combat arthritis symptoms, so you know it’s strong enough to go to work on problem skin.

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2. Helps muscle tone. Whether you’re working out a ton, or just trying to keep your muscles in good shape, astaxanthin is known to aid in speedy muscle recovery. That’s important for keeping skin firm and where it needs to be.

3. Cleans you at the cellular level. Astaxanthin actually acts as a filter for cells, working to strain out the badness and impurities from behind cell walls.

4. Reduces sun damage. While it doesn’t negate the need for sunscreen, people who regularly supplement their diets with astaxanthin have less sun damage, freckles, and sun-related wrinkling. Essentially, you’ll look younger with prolonged use and remembering to wear your sunscreen.

5.Boosts immune system. Less infections, and often less whiteheads.

To get the suggested daily serving of astaxanthin, you’d need to eat about 6.5 ounces of wild salmon each day– and that’s just not feasible for most people. If you’re not living in the Alaskan wilderness, try a supplement like this one by Nutrex.


About the author


Bryce Gruber is a Manhattanite mom who can be found jet-setting off to every corner of the globe. She loves exotic places, planes with WiFi, summer clothes, & Sucre brown butter truffles. Bryce's aim is to do to luxury what Elton John did to being gay. Follow her on twitter @brycegruber

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