White Plains, New York, November 3, 2016 —
Astaxanthin is the red carotenoid and antioxidant which, through the food chain, provides the pink coloration of shrimp, krill salmon and trout. Supplements containing astaxanthin are promoted as increasing physical endurance, reducing inflammation, and lowering triglyceride levels — but do they really work? And do products on the market contain what's claimed on the labels without contamination from heavy metals? To answer these questions, ConsumerLab.com recently reviewed the scientific evidence for astaxanthin and tested popular astaxanthin supplements.
All of the selected supplements passed ConsumerLab.com's tests of quality. However, we found the cost among products to vary widely: Some products cost 3 times more than others for the same amount of quality astaxanthin
. Among the products tested, (including three products tested through CL's voluntary Quality Certification Program
), ConsumerLab.com identified four as its Top Picks
for providing high-quality astaxanthin at the lowest cost to the consumer.
The product ratings and comparison are now available in ConsumerLab.com's Astaxanthin Supplements Review
). The report summarizes the clinical evidence regarding the use of astaxanthin, dosage, and what to look for on labels, as well as the safety and potential drug interactions of astaxanthin.
The Review includes the following products: BioAstin Hawaiian Astaxanthin, Designs For Health Astaxanthin, Dr. Mercola Astaxanthin, Dr. Whitaker Astaxanthin, Jarrow Formulas Astaxanthin, Life Extension Astaxanthin, NutriGold Astaxanthin Gold, Puritan's Pride Astaxanthin, Solgar Natural Astaxanthin, Stop Aging Now PurZanthin, The Vitamin Shoppe Astaxanthin, Trunature [Costco] Astaxanthin and Vitamin World Astaxanthin.
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