Anti Aging Ingredient Spotlight: Astaxanthin

Astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant for healthy skin Astaxanthin antioxidant from wild salmon

Astaxanthin is a Micro-Algae, Haematococcus Pluvialis, that naturally occurs in marine crustaceans and salmon. It is a potent antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals. It is 550 times more potent than Vitamin E. Haematococcus Pluvialis is more powerful and beneficial to our skin than Krill or Arctic Shrimp. (Haematococcus Pluvialis contains 40,000 ppm of Astaxanthin, Krill contains 120ppm while Arctic Shrimp contain 1,200ppm.)

If you are looking to add antioxidants into your diet, consider Astaxanthin. Many health food stores offer vitamins made from Krill and Arctic Shrimp. Salmon is also another great source. Make sure it is fresh and wild-caught Salmon from Alaska. Places like Walmart often sell salmon that are farm-raised in China. Farm-raised salmon can be loaded with toxins and unknown chemicals. Alaskan Salmon has the best nutrients for you.

There are many different antioxidants available today. You don't need to choose one. You can incorporate many different antioxidants into your diet. Make sure that they are readily accessible at your local grocery store. If your community has a farmer's market, you can also find many varieties in one place. You may need to switch to different types during the different seasons. You will also want to make sure that they are tasty.

If you are unable to add antioxidants into your diet naturally, then consider a vitamin. Multivitamins are a great addition to any diet. This will ensure that you are getting the minimum daily allowance. Healthy bodies must have a well-balanced diet. A healthy body means a happy day.

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Kari Thomas wrote this article.