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User Reviews & Ratings - ASTAXANTHIN

Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of ASTAXANTHIN.

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Reason for taking: General Health & Wellness
1/17/2016 8:33:32 PM

Reviewer: Mongo, 55-64 on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I began taking this supplement 60 days prior to a trip to Central America, to prevent radiation damage from body scanners. I was at the beach for hours with NO sunscreen, and didn't even tan, much less burn. Really amazed at the effect. Will repeat for trip to the Caribbean next month.

Reason for taking: General Health & Wellness
10/6/2015 12:01:14 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
In my opinion, this is amazing stuff!! I have been taking 4 mg twice a day for nearly 3 years. I am 62 years old... I have better skin, more stamina, energy, better eyes than I had 10 years ago. This has proven to protect my skin from sunburn. After taking this for 4 months, I Still cannot believe my stamina while exercising...BUT FOR ME, THE MOST AMAZING AFFECT IS MUSCLE RECOVERY. I NEVER, EVER ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: General Health & Wellness
8/15/2015 8:15:49 AM

Reviewer: Lynn, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Consumer)

Brand Product: Other

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Lately, I have noticed a considerable drop in my high blood pressure. I am currently taking Ramipril which was prescribed by my doctor and am going to go back to her and suggest that I no longer need to take it.

Reason for taking: General Health & Wellness
7/11/2015 1:15:22 AM

Reviewer: Tooth Fairy, Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This review is by no means conclusive. I am 59 yrs old, female, and wanted gen'l health improvement by taking this supplement. I took 6 mg of astaxanthin a day. I not only experienced irregular heartbeat almost immediately, but a tooth I'd had root canal on started to THROB within 3 days. I ended up having an emergency dental exam which showed nothing. I stopped taking the supplement after ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: General Health & Wellness
7/4/2015 3:37:32 PM

Reviewer: All Natural, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Have been using 12mg Astaxanthin per day every morning for about 3 months now. For the past 2 weeks, I have been experiencing all of a sudden Irregular Heartbeat in the afternoon. I have never had IHB before. Like they always say "take everything in moderation", so I will stop the 12mg for a week or so and see If the IHB is gone and then try 6mg or 4 mg and see what will happen then.

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