- What is astaxanthin? Astaxanthin is a red carotenoid and antioxidant which is naturally produced by microalgae and may also be produced synthetically. (See What It Is).
- What does astaxanthin do? Astaxanthin supplements are promoted for a wide variety of uses, such as increasing physical endurance, reducing inflammation, and lowering triglyceride levels. However, the evidence supporting these uses is mixed. One study suggests it may also reduce wrinkles in healthy adults. (See What It Does).
- Best choice of astaxanthin? All of the products tested in this review contained natural astaxanthin at the amounts listed on their labels and were not contaminated with heavy metals. However some are 3 times less expensive than others. See CL's Top Picks section.
- How to take astaxanthin? Because astaxanthin is fat-soluble, take it with a meal that contains fats or oils to increase absorption. There is no established safe and effective dose for astaxanthin, but daily doses between 4 mg and 18 mg have shown some benefits without reported side effects in clinical studies, although long-term studies are needed. (See ConsumerTips™). Red coloration of stool may occur at a dose of 20 mg or more (See Concerns and Cautions for more information).
Astaxanthin Supplements Review
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Alphabetical list of astaxanthin supplement brands compared in this review
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
Vitamin World Astaxanthin
- The clinical evidence for, or against, using astaxanthin for physical endurance, inflammatory conditions such rheumatoid arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome, lowering triglycerides, and skin improvement
- Which astaxanthin supplements failed testing, which passed, and which are ConsumerLab.com's Top Picks
- The amount and form of astaxanthin in each supplement and how these compare amounts used in clinical studies
- Differences between the natural and synthetic forms of astaxanthin
- What to look for on astaxanthin supplement labels
- Astaxanthin dosage for specific uses
- Potential side effects and drug interactions with astaxanthin
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