Ever heard of Astaxanthin? If not, it is about time!

Ever heard of Astaxanthin? If not, it is about time!

Astaxanthin is a natural red-pink pigment that is found in algae, lobsters, krill, salmon, and shrimp. It is a unique molecule of the carotenoid group and one of the most powerful antioxidants currently known to mankind. Astaxanthin has a more than hundred times greater anti-oxidizing property than vitamins C and E!
As an antioxidant, it helps reduce oxidation in your body. Oxidation is actually a normal and necessary process that takes place in the human body. However, oxidative stress happens when there is an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in the body. Oxidative stress plays a big role in aging and several diseases such as cancer, heart diseases and others. 
Thanks to Astaxanthin’s chemical structure, it can penetrate between the layers of membrane lipids, thereby strengthening their structure. This prevents the penetration of harmful oxidizing compounds into the cell.

Astaxanthin for healthy hair

Thus, Astaxanthin protects cells, including hair follicles, from oxidative damage. Its anti-inflammatory properties help to reduce the number of inflammatory messenger molecules on the scalp that can inhibit hair growth. Additionally, Astaxanthin has been shown to lower DHT (dihydrotestosterone) levels. DHT is a hormone that is the leading cause of hereditary hair loss in both men and women. Tomorrowlabs HSF Hair and Nail Capsules contain natural algae astaxanthin combined with olive polyphenols, biotin, bamboo silicon, and keratin. The unique formula of HSF Hair and Nail Capsules was developed to prevent hair loss and support the growth of healthy, beautiful hair and nails from the inside out.

Other benefits of Astaxanthin

Additionally, Astaxanthin shows many other beneficial effects for our health, such as:
  • Positive effect on the LDL level: Astaxanthin can lower the LDL level, thus reducing the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.
  • Protection against UV radiation: Astaxanthin has a potential protective effect against UV radiation of both eyes and skin.
  • Improvement of skin condition: Oral intake of Astaxanthin reduces the visibility of discoloration and improves the skin’s elasticity and hydration.
  • Improvement of mental abilities, such as memory and concentration: Astaxanthin also protects the nerve cells from damaging oxidative stress.
To sum up, two of the main properties of Astaxanthin are antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. As a powerful antioxidant, Astaxanthin neutralizes oxidizing substances, thus reducing inflammation in the body. It protects the cells, including skin and hair, against oxidative damage. With such powerful properties, it is worth implementing Astaxanthin into our diet, not only for beautiful hair but also for overall health.

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