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Astaxanthin: The Antioxidant with SPF

Because of its strong benefits, Astaxanthin is a supplement that you will want to add to your daily routine — and into your dog's routine as well.

As effective as it is hard to spell!

What is Astaxanthin?

Have you ever wondered why wild salmon and flamingos are pink? The answer to that question is astaxanthin. Astaxanthin is a reddish pigment that belongs to a group called carotenoids, and it occurs in some algae, crustaceans, and small fish. Both salmon and flamingos eat these diets that are rich in astaxanthin, which in return, turns these animals from gray to pink. Farm-raised salmon are often dyed, so we would recommend purchasing wild fish, rather than farmed, if possible, so that you are consuming natural astaxanthin, not synthetic, and you can reap the benefits of it as well (we can promise you that you won’t turn pink!).

Astaxanthin: the Antioxidant with SPF
Flamingos are pink because of the astaxanthin they consume in their diet.

Astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant…

An easy way to remember the word astaxanthin is antioxidant. Antioxidants are nutrients that neutralize oxidants, commonly known as free radicals. Free radicals in the body can cause damage to our cells, which can lead to health issues. Astaxanthin is rich in antioxidants, which absorb these free radicals before they can do further harm. Astaxanthin is one of the world’s strongest antioxidants. The antioxidant power of foods can be measured and compared with a test developed by the National Institute of Health called the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity). Astaxanthin has an ORAC value of 2,822,200, making it 293-times more potent than wild blueberries, a well known antioxidant-rich food.


Source: ORAC value

  • Goji berries: 4,310
  • Kidney beans: 8,606
  • Cranberries: 9,090
  • Artichoke (boiled): 9,416
  • Wild blueberries: 9,621
  • Elderberries: 14,697
  • Pecans: 17,940
  • Dark chocolate: 20,816
  • Astaxanthin: 2,822,200

Great for Eyesight…

Astaxanthin helps protect hard-working cells, such as your eye cells and brain cells. Because astaxanthin supports the body’s healthy inflammatory response, it can help support the tissues and blood flow from your brain to your eyes.

Supports the Body’s Immune System…

The red algae help support the body’s immune system so that your immune system does not over- or under-react to environmental stimuli, either of which could cause more harm than good.

red algae

Astaxanthin Promotes Skin Health…

As your skin ages, it is becoming more oxidative, which astaxanthin can help mitigate. Astaxanthin can also help protect your skin by acting as an internal sunscreen. This amazing benefit does not replace good habits for protecting your skin from harmful rays with clothing and sunscreen, but it does give you a natural level of protection 24/7 in addition to the conventional best practices for skin health.

Amazing for Both People and Dogs…

Because of its strong benefits, Astaxanthin is a supplement that you will want to add to your daily routine — and into your dog’s routine as well. As spring and warmer weather are approaching, try Springtime’s Astaxanthin for people and dogs that want a unique and powerful defense from free radical damage to the brain, nervous system, and eyes, as well as augmented protection from harmful rays during sun exposure.


Works Cited:

Astaxanthin for Dogs – https://www.springtimeinc.com/product/astaxanthin-dogs

Astaxanthin for People – https://www.springtimeinc.com/product/Astaxanthin-people-supplement

Sears, W., MD. (2013). Astaxanthin – Seafood’s Ultimate Supernutrient.

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