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Why do people take astaxanthin?

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Astaxanthin is an antioxidant. That means it helps reduce a natural process in your body called oxidation. This process may play a role in many diseases and changes such as:

  • Aging
  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Eye diseases like cataracts and macular degeneration
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Parkinson's disease

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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