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What are risks of taking astaxanthin?

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Don't take astaxanthin if you're allergic or sensitive to:

Women who are pregnant or might become pregnant should avoid astaxanthin.

  • Similar carotenoids such as canthaxanthin
  • A source of astaxanthin, such as the algae that produces it
  • Drugs that inhibit 5-alpha-reductase like finasteride (Propecia, Proscar) or dutasteride (Avodart, Jalyn)

From: Astaxanthin WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Fassett, R. March 21, 2011. Marine Drugs,

Natural Standard Professional Monograph: "Astaxanthin."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 11, 2019

SOURCES:

Fassett, R. March 21, 2011. Marine Drugs,

Natural Standard Professional Monograph: "Astaxanthin."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 11, 2019

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