Medical experts have long called astaxanthin Nature’s most powerful antioxidant—in fact, this super-antioxidant is an astounding 6,000 times more powerful vitamin C.
And as Dr. Marc Micozzi points out in his Inflammation Fighting Protocol, more than 1,000 studies have confirmed that astaxanthin can help reduce a wide range of inflammatory conditions, including:
- Inflammation in diabetes
- Stomach inflammation sparked by infection with the ulcer-causing bacteria H. pylori
- Brain inflammation that leads to Alzheimer’s
- Inflammation in the liver, caused by excess alcohol
- Airway inflammation in asthma
- Inflammation after a head injury
- Inflammation from sunburn
And as impressive as this list is, astaxanthin’s benefits don’t stop there…
For instance, Dr. Micozzi says, “In studies conducted in Japan, astaxanthin induced cell death of colon cancer cells, and also inhibited inflammation in the colon associated with colitis, or inflammatory bowel disease. The study authors said their findings suggest astaxanthin is a candidate for treatment in preventing colitis and the chronic inflammation associated with colon cancer.”
In other studies, astaxanthin helped relieve pain in patients with rheumatoid arthritis—a debilitating inflammatory disease.
In one trial cited by Dr. Micozzi, rheumatoid arthritis patients who took 4 mg of astaxanthin reported an astounding 85 percent improvement in pain and a 60 percent improvement in mobility. And most of the participants said the supplement worked just as effectively as their prescription drugs.
Astaxanthin has also been shown to protect your eyes and retina from inflammatory damage, delaying the formation of age-related eye diseases like cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.
Your heart reaps benefits from this super nutrient too. In an analysis of eight clinical trials, researchers concluded that astaxanthin prevents chronic inflammation and oxidative stress associated with heart disease.
And in a study in Nutrition and Metabolism, astaxanthin reduced levels of C-reactive protein (CRP)—one of the four main risk factors for heart disease.
As you can see, astaxanthin has a stunning array of health benefits. And adding it to your diet is not only key to living a long life—it’s also surprisingly easy…
To start, Dr. Micozzi recommends a diet with plenty of astaxanthin-rich foods such as leafy green vegetables, sweet potatoes, and the healthy spice turmeric found in curry dishes.
But you can also supplement. Dr. Micozzi recommends 4 to 6 mg of astaxanthin daily.
You can learn more about how to protect yourself from inflammation—the No. 1 cause of chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease, and dementia in Dr. Micozzi’s Inflammation Fighting Protocol. Click here to enroll today, or to learn more about this unique program.
“COVID-19: Potential of Microalgae Derived Natural Astaxanthin As Adjunctive Supplement in Alleviating Cytokine Storm” SSRN, 5/11/20. (https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3579738)