Astaxanthin – red algae – its beneficial effect on the body, facial skin and recent studies:
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We all want young skin with a touch of silk, tense and radiant. What to do? The answer is the use of the super cosmetic supplement – red algae!
Astaxanthin protects against sun damage, prevents wrinkles, dry skin, age spots and freckles, reverses the signs of aging, in short Astaxanthin is one of the strongest antioxidants nature can offer!
Astaxanthin – starred in a glorious list of scientific studies that have the potential to protect the skin from the sun and reduce signs of aging.
Estaxanthin belongs to a group of natural pigments known as carotenoids, which many years ago scientists found to have the strongest antioxidant capabilities that are really critical to your health.
Estaxanthin and its ability to protect radiant
Astaxanthin is produced only by micro-algae called Haematococcus pluvialis, only when it dehydrates, forcing it to protect itself from UV radiation, which is the survival mechanism of acceleration when Astaxanthin is used to protect the acceleration from lack of food or too intense sunlight. The reason why Astaxanthin can protect you from a similar radiation is shown in the graph on the left, which can be seen as preventing oxidation relative to other known antioxidants.
Cyanotech tested the skin’s resistance to UVB and UVA before and after taking astaxanthin. The results showed that after taking astaxanthin daily for two weeks, the subjects experienced a significant increase in the amount of time required for UV rays to make their skin red (to burn)
If you are physically active you are probably spending a lot of time in the sun. The sun is necessary and healthy for us in many ways, vitamin D for example. However, too much exposure to the sun causes damage.
Many athletes who are exposed to the sun and sometimes feel ill report that astaxanthin allows them to be in the sun for a longer period of time without any disease or burns, which reduces the risk of skin cancer.
Astaxanthin and anti-aging
Estexanthin has a very strong ability to break down free radicals. Free radicals are molecules or atoms that are unstable and constantly created in the body (some are used in the body’s mechanisms) and in large quantities with exposure to UV radiation and other electromagnetic radiation. Because these unstable radicals tend to react with other substances in the cells, this reaction can cause destruction of the substances with which they react including tissues, enzymes, and even DNA damage. This damage is called oxidative damage. By dissecting the free radicals, Astaxanthin protects the body’s cells and organs from oxidative damage, and in the graph on the left you can see improved skin appearance and wrinkles with red algae compared to placebo.
Since 1995, studies have found that consumption of estaxanthin causes the prevention of aging of the skin as a result of the use of red astaxanthin
A 2002 study found that estexanthin can protect against changes in DNA caused by exposure to UVA radiation.
Experiments conducted in the 2000s showed that the use of astaxanthin caused a significant reduction in wrinkles and also maintained the structure of the collagen in the skin as if it had never been exposed to radiation, compared with a group without the use of estexanthin.
The researchers concluded that estaxanthin “can significantly prevent collagen destruction due to UV radiation, wrinkles, lipid peroxidation, sunburn and exposure to light, and that astaxanthin can be used as a very effective skin clarification ingredient.” Astaxanthin lowered the melanin by 40% Oh brown spots and freckles.
An internal administration of estaxanthin was also found to greatly improve the condition of the skin.
In Japan in 2002, a study looked at forty-year-old women taking estaxanthin daily. It was found that after two weeks from almost every direction, the women’s skin condition improved, and after 4 weeks there was even more significant improvement. The improvement included less fine lines, more moisture, improved elasticity and tension of the skin, smoother skin, less freckles and less black under the eyes. A similar European study found similar improvements.
What makes estexanthin special?
Estaxantine has far broader effects than the skin. Astaxanthin among other things:
• Improves cardiovascular health, stabilizes blood sugar, strengthens the immune system, fights cancer, reduces infections and improves eye health.
• It is the strongest antioxidant carotenoid in terms of decomposition of free radicals.
• It is 65 times stronger than vitamin, 54 times stronger than beta-carotene and 14 times stronger than vitamin E.
• One of the more problematic oxidants resulting from sun exposure and other organic substances is caused by unstable oxygen. Astaxanthin is 550 times stronger than vitamin E, 11 times carotene-neutral than unstable oxygen.
• It is very effective in absorbing UVB radiation and reduces damage to the DBA.
• It is soluble in torches and therefore enters into the cell membrane.
• Passes the blood-brain barrier and blood-retina barrier to provide protection against oxidation and inflammation of the eyes, brain and nervous system while reducing the risk of cataracts, blindness, and Alzheimer’s.
Astaxanthin in Lavender
In Lavender we use a completely natural astaxanthin derived from red algae growing under the Israeli sun in the Arava. Lavender is proud to launch a series of anti-aging cosmetics containing Estaxanthin. The series includes day cream, eye cream, anti-aging natural night cream and anti-aging night cream for pigmentation, wrinkle reduction and prevention.
1.Kumi Tominaga, Nobuko Hongo, Mariko Karato and Eiji Yamashita, Cosmetic benefits of astaxanthin on humans subjects, Vol. 59, No 1/2012, 43-47.
2.Dr. Mercola – sunscreen-and-wrinkle-prevention – astaxanthin.
3.Astaxanthin for EYE health
4.The Neuroprotective Effect of Astaxanthin
5.Clinical Trial Indicates Sun Protection from astaxanthin Supplement.
6.Astaxanthin supplemt (cyanotech)