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Astaxanthin can reduce inflammation, so it might be useful as a treatment for problems that involve inflammation, such as:

Research has found that an extract from algae that makes astaxanthin slowed the growth of breast and skin cancer cells.

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

From: Astaxanthin WebMD Medical Reference

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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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